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Your CPU temps

By CMH · 192 replies
Mar 27, 2007
  1. I was thinking it might be a good idea to post your temps here so other users can see what temps they can expect to get with their CPU/cooling combinations.

    To standardise this, we'll use the same program, coretemp, which is free, easily downloadable, user-friendly, etc.

    And to make it easy to read, it'll be good to list things in a particular order:
    CPU/cooling/voltages/idle-temp/load-temp (in celcius). If you have not messed with voltages (and don't know values), stock is fine. If you've changed it, enter the voltage applied.
    e.g: E6300/stock/stock/25/50

    If you're using watercooling, just state the waterblock, and number of 120mm fan your radiator holds.
    e.g: E6300/swiftech storm/stock/20/22

    If you've overclocked, just put the speed after your CPU.
    e.g: E6300@3.5ghz/LN2/2.0/-150/-140

    I understand that this doesn't give ambient temp, but we don't really have a good way to standardise that, so the data would be useless anyway. This data is still good for measuring difference between idle and load temps.

    To get load temps, use Prime95. However, if you're using an Intel Processor, the Intel Thermal Analysis Tool would show higher temps, and should be used instead if possible.

    Mention anything else which you might think is relevent (e.g. modified, lapped, etc)

    If enough people post, I might just update the list on first post to make it even easier to read.


    Please post your temps in the format as mentioned above.

    Intel systems:
    core i7 920 @ 4.4Ghz(210x21 turbo mode) Water Cooled / 1.45volts/ 32C/59C - supersmashbrada
    core i7 920 @ 4.2Ghz / freezone 120mm fan / 1.47v / 35C / 57C - supersmashbrada
    core i7 920@4.0/Noctua NH-U12P/1.305v/47c/77c - Adhmuz
    core i7 920 Lapped @ 4.0/Noctua NH-U12P Lapped Push Pull/1.329v/43c/78c - Adhmuz
    Core i7 920 @3912 MHz/ThermalTake SpinQ/1.293v/57c/88c - MetalX
    Core i7 920 @3491 MHz/ThermalTake SpinQ/1.044v/41c/66c - MetalX
    Core i7 920 @ 3.2/ThermalTake SpinQ/0.944v/39c/58c - MetalX
    Q9450 Yorkfield @3.5ghz/ stock(voltage)/ThermalTake V1/40C/59C - Damak420
    Q6600@3.0/Tt BlueOrb/1.20v/37c/57c - Adhmuz
    E8400@3.6GHz/1.29v/32C/68C/AC Freezer7 Pro - TBolt
    E8400@3GHz/CNPS9500/1.3625V/44c - Phoenix CMXIV
    E6750@4.4Ghz/1.47v/40c/55c/ coolit freezone(modded) - supersmashbrada
    E6700@3.0GHz/Zalman 9700/1.275v/43c/56c - mica3speedy
    E6600@3.2GHz/Ultra-120/1.325v/32c/48c - mancURmission
    E6600/Tt GoldenOrb/40/50-55 - Bluemouse
    E6600/Stock/Stock/46c/52c - sbgsus
    E6600@3.46/Tuniq Tower/1.48V/39/70 - Mirob
    E6550 @ 2.33ghz/stock/stock/~29c/~36c - fujikazu
    E6420@3.41/Ultra-120/1.41V/35/68 - CMH
    E6400@3.69Ghz/Zalman reserator 1(supermodded)/1.5V/12C/22C - Computer~freak~
    E6400@3.4GHz/Ultra120eXtreme w/Sunon 120mm @98CFM/1.45v/39C/56C - luvhuffer
    E6400 / ArcticFreezerPro7 / stock /48-50c / 63-65c - drjulian
    E6400@3.2/Ultra-120/1.35V/22/40 - CMH
    E6400/Ultra-120/stock/20/35 - CMH
    E6320 @ 2.45GHz / CNPS9500 / 1.5375v / 35C / 43C - MetalX
    E6300@2.4/CoolIt Freezone/1.4V/18C/28C - supersmashbrada
    E6320@2.8GHz/Stock/1.35V/31C/55C - MetalX
    E4300@1.86 Ghz/stock/1.33V/50/65-70 - wolfram
    P4 630@3.6/Tt BlueOrb/1.4v/20c/38c - Adhmuz
    P4 560@3.6/Titan Vanessa 'S'/1.57V/39C/54C - CCT (winter 20C ambient)
    P4 560@3.6/Titan Vanessa 'S'/1.57V/43C/60C - CCT (summer 24C ambient)
    P4_2.40B@2.61Ghz/stock/stock(=1.525)/~36/56 - orondf
    CeleronD330@2.7GHz/stock/stock(1.41v)/50-53C/61-63.5C - ChrisLam

    AMD systems:
    Phenom II 710 @2.86/stock/stock/24c/44c - Technochicken
    Opteron 180 @ 3.0GHz/1.475v/34C/43C/Swiftech H20-220 - NFSFAN
    Opteron 165@2.7 GHz/Stock/1.375V/32/69 - Mictlantecuhtli
    Opteron 165@2.7 GHz/Stock/1.375V/40/80 - Mictlantecuhtli (summer)
    Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (stock) @ 3000.25mhz /1.35v / 21C / 49 C - mr1ncred1ble
    AMD 5600+@3066Mhz/Coolermaster Hyper TX/1.4/38c/48c - Lengar
    AMD 3800+@2.7Ghz/Stock/1.45v/43c/50c - Lengar
    AMD 3800+@2.5Ghz/1.4v/32c/44c - Machinist (no cooler mentioned)
    AMD 3800+@2.7Ghz/Ultra-120 Extreme/1.45/25C/33C - Nick Lee
    AMD 3800+@2.16Ghz/Stock/Stock/34C/46C - Nick Lee
    AMD 3600+@1.9Ghz/Stock/Stock/31C/46C - SNGX1275
    AMD 3500+@2.62Ghz/Stock/1.4V/35C/50C-55C - joked u 2
    AMD 3400+@2.4Ghz/Stock/Stock/26C/32C - Stick'o ram
    AMD 3500+@2.6Ghz/Stock/Stock/33C/39~43C - whtddusy516
    AMD 3200+@2.4Ghz/CNPS7000B-Alcu(silent)/1.5125V/37C/53C - MetalX
    AMD 3000+@2,6Ghz/Stock/Stock(1.4V)/35C/47C - Exonimus
    AMD 3000+@2,6Ghz/Zalman CNPS9500/stock(1.4V)/31C/42C - Exonimus
    AMD AM2 3800+ @ 2.65 GHZ/Stock cooler off a Athlon AM2 5600+ x2/1.35v/39c/45c - Lengar
    AMD 4600+ @ 2.7 GHz / ZALMAN CNPS9700110mm / 1.425 v / 23°C / 40°C - ferrari24
    AMD AM2 5600+ X2 @ 3066/Cooler Master Hyper TX/1.4v/32/41 - Lengar
    AMD 5600+@3.15GHz/zalman CP790/1.475v/31-35C/40-43C - fetalposition
    Athlon XP-M 2600+@2GHz/stock/Stock(1.56V)/36-38/43-45 - Daveskater
    Athlon XP-M 2600+@2GHz/Zalman CNPS 7000B Al-Cu/Stock(1.56V)/34/38 - Daveskater
    AMD 2400+@2.0ghz/Zalman-CNPS7000B-Cu LED/stock/48C/55C - dustin_ds3000

  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,364

    You should have voltage in there.


    So mine would be:


    I think this is a great idea... if enough people post, it should be a sticky.
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,038   +9

    I reckon its a great thread to have in an overclocking forum if we end up having one.

    Also, I think its a great idea to have voltages.

    Also, people can add comments such as fan speeds if there's native control (such as on most Zalman fans). Only low, medium or high, we don't want to drown people in information, it'll make it alot harder to sift through data.
  4. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 71


    nice idea.. :)
  5. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139


    Just a suggestion :)
  6. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 124


    OC- Northbridge/Southbridge/Ram/PCI-E/PCI

    Ambient Appx. 65F

    5-Case fans

    2ND computer- Intel2.53~/Stock~/36C~/40C
    Thanks for starting this...
    I also have a file server w/ 6 HDD's ambent is appx. 85F at idle.--Just for the record, and it a p2 466mhz.Just for the record
  7. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 801

    Nice idea to standardise on a Windows only program. :(
  8. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Posts: 180

    Core 2 duo e6600

    Thermaltake GoldenOrb fan

    43C idle, 50-55C load
  9. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 71

    just giving a bump so people can see this topic. Post those temps! :D
  10. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,038   +9

    Updated the first post.

    Sorry, but we gotta standardise on a program thats easily available, and proven to be relatively accurate. And this program came up repeatedly, so I chosse to use it.

    Do you hyave any suggestions? You can still post your temps, as I don't check if you've used the programs mentioned, or followed my methology. This thread is supposed to give people a rough guide, not an exact reading.
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,831   +8

    Bump :D

    I'll post my temps again until I get my new cooler.

    But anyway, I'll tell you my current temps :)

    E4300@ 1.86 Ghz/ ****** stock/1.33V/50/65-70° C!!!
  12. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,038   +9

    Updated the list.

    If I could be bothered I might link an excel file on it, makes it alot easier to read.

    A little busy atm, so maybe after Easter.
  13. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,364

    I like the idea of this list :)

    I just wish it would be made a sticky. Although I guess that wouldn't happen until we had a huge database.
  14. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Posts: 107


    I think I might have turned the Orthos off to soon, mines really low haha
    It faltered between 39-41 till about 40000 iterations, and by 60000 it was steady at 43.
  15. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,890   +686

    P4 630@3.6/Tt BlueOrb/1.4v/20c/38c <- Winter ambient room temp was about 20c
    P4 630@3.6/Tt BlueOrb/1.4v/30c/60c <- Summer makes a big difference room temp is around 26c, but where my computer sits doesn't get much airflow and is probably closer to 30c, ambient case temp is 35-40c
  16. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,049   +11

    CPU: AMD Opteron 165 @ 2.7 GHz

    Heatsink: AMD's stock heatsink for this model

    Fan: Nexus Real Silent 120mm case fan

    No case fans, just another Nexus 120mm for the graphics card, replacing its noisier fan.

    Ambient temperature: 20C

    CPU idle temperature: ~32C (Cool'n'Quiet enabled)

    CPU load temperature: ~69C (after running two cpuburns for a while)

    The temperature measurements come from Linux kernel's own Opteron temperature sensor driver.

    CPU voltage 1.375V (default 1.35V).

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  17. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,038   +9

    Updated the list again.

    True, but it doesn't have a great effect on CPU temps. Not sure what temps your CPU run at, but its a decent heatsink which seemed to have performed quite well for you.

    Also thought I'll link this thread to my overclocking thread, so there's no real need to make this a sticky.

    But of course, if there's enough numbers, it might provide a useful enough resource to be a sticky, but we'll see if we get enough replies.
  18. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 388

    hey hey interesting thread that got my attention!

    check out my temp, what yall think?


    my CPU spec is on my profile :-D
    the strangest thing i found was that my cpu temp always stay at the range of 42*c (idle and load),and my video card temp constant rate of 54 while idle and 63 in heavy gaming load.
  19. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,038   +9


    Never used Everest as a way to determine temps, just too big and bulky for something so simple :p

    Besides, if you wanna do something the best way, find something that only does that thing. A program such as Everest tries to be an all-in-one program doesn't end up being good at doing any particular thing.

    Still a great program to check out a pc's components tho.

    Anyway, we'll need more information. I'm sorry but I have to refuse to update information which I have to dig. Imagine if EVERYONE who posted their temps asked me to check their profile; I might end up spending hours just compiling everything.

    Besides, I think you got your temps wrong, its impossible to have your load and idle temps the same. Maybe not impossible, you can do it with a really huge heatsink, or very high flow watercooling loop, on a processor thats been seriously underclocked and undervolted. Then the temp change will be negligible.

    But at 42C, your temps are quite fine!
  20. Cyberbabe

    Cyberbabe TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Hi :)

    Just to say i use PC Wizard 2007 (freeware) its a powerful utility designed especially for hardware detection but also can analyse
    It works very well, and supports the Logitech G-Series keyboard LCD screen " good news for me and any one that uses one" :)

    > PC Wizard 2007
  21. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,038   +9

    hmm... I might get it JUST for the screen capability....

    As it is, I just found out that I can load much more on the screen than the basic crap they bundled the software with :D
  22. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,380   +53

    core2duo_e6300+@2.4Ghz/CoolIt Freezone cooler/vcore 1.4vs/idle 18C/Fload 28C
  23. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 388

    thx! thats all i wanna hear ^^v

    and you're truly a temp expert.

    /crowd rowars
  24. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,038   +9

    Can't help but detect a very strong sense of sarcasm there....

    I'm not gonna say that I've updated the list (again!) from now on. We'll just assume I'll update the list everytime I post something on this thread.

    Also, anyone got any ideas where I might upload an Excel file, cos all this info would be much easier read on an Excel file. Or even better, can techspot support tables on the forums?
  25. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 388

    OMFG! that little program of your crash my system. I got BSOD with [fatal error] that really scare the crap outa me. My system never crash in years ever since I got it. My EVEREST Ultimate Edition do the job (checking my system temp) just fine, I don't really know why you criticized it. Even my ATI tool show the same temp as in Everest, so that mean its pretty much 99% accurate.

    That little program of yours in the readme file contain no info on what system its compatible with. I swear i'm not gonna use cheap free program. I advice the rest don't try it as well until someone verified it its safe or compatible with your current system, mind is window XP PRO.
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