Is CPU speed too hot?

By spartanslayer · 7 replies
Dec 20, 2005
  1. I have an IBM R31 Laptop. Right now I am just typing, so there is no strain on the processor. It feels relatively cool right now. I downloaded Everest Ultimate Edition trial, and it says my CPU temp is 79C. Is that way too hot for a laptop. It doesn't feel nearly as hot as it can get. Please Help. Thanks.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    CPU speed is 79C? Not sure what that means, but if it is ur CPU's temperature, thats pretty damn hot!
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Get a second opinion via some other software, or take a look at the temp reporting in your bios.

    What is your CPU? That sounds pretty toasty.
  4. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 394

    What software should I use? I have an IBM laptop with a Pentium 3 733MHz processor. I looked again, and it said the same thing, but felt much hotter. I wonder if the temp gauge is dead.
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

  6. Kev_Boy

    Kev_Boy TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Are you sure the temperature reading is in Celcius and not Farenheit?
    Those notebook CPU (and others aswell ofcourse) can become surprisingly cool if idle.
  7. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 394

    I'm sure the temp reading is in Celcius, it's a pentium 3 mobile 733MHz, the temp hasn't changed for the last couple days so the temp gauge might be broken, and the IBM bios doesn't have a cpu temp place. Thanks for your help.
  8. dady393

    dady393 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Temp above 50 degrees celsius is not good!

    every one of my 12 computers that I have bought through a 15 year period has never exceded 45 degrees temp. Currently my pc is running smooth at 35 degrees. (I then recommend this!)
    I have 1 cooler for my harddisk + 1 for the kabinet + 1 cooler for the cpu which supports up to a 3,2 ghz even though I only have 1,7 ghz. So for me this actually is the perfect setting.

    Now if I could only turn of the noise?
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