CPU Temp Shooting Up

By mukulika · 4 replies
Feb 24, 2010
  1. Hi guys. I have an Asus P5GC-MX Motherboard. Everytime I scan my system with an antivirus/antispyware software, the CPU temperature shoots up to 60 - 65 degrees Centigrade and the system runs quite loud. Is that normal?
  2. orondf

    orondf TS Booster Posts: 94

    Your CPU fan is not very good. You should buy a better fan.
    It is normal for CPU temps to go up under load, but the temp usually is lower and there is less noise when you have a good fan/cooling system.
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

  4. mukulika

    mukulika TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Could someone tell me the normal operating temperature of the Intel Pentium D (3GHz)? And what is its threshold temperature?

    On idle the CPU stays at about 46C. Could it be something to do with the thermal paste wearing off?
  5. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    70°c is the hottest it can go until its starts to cause damage. thermal paste drying up could cause this.
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