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My idle temps for my cpu is at 38-40C

and for my gpu its around 48-50C

Are these good idle temps or do they seem a little too high?
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You CPU temps seem perfectly reasonable to me. I am not very experienced with ATI cards, but your GPU temp seems high...my SLI 460's both stay around 30 degrees at idle. in fact around 50-60 is usually both of their load temps. Are you getting adequate air flow to it, or are you overclocking it?
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It highly depends on the room temperature but those temperatures seem just fine.
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Idle temps really don't matter that much as long as your load temps are under the limit, you're fine
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Originally Posted by Scrappy;13629574 
Idle temps really don't matter that much as long as your load temps are under the limit, you're fine

They matter when he's idling at 40c, and the max safe temp for that chip is 60-62c..You don't want to aim for just below safe temps. You want to be well below if it can be managed, for some heat headroom tbh.

Thats way too hot for that cpu imo, mine bairly reaches that temp under load with the stock fansync atm. whats the heat like in the room, and your case air flow?
Edited by Asmodean - 5/25/11 at 2:59am
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They matter when he's idling at 40c, and the max safe temp for that chip is 60-62c..You don't want to aim for just below safe temps. You want to be well below if it can be managed, for some heat headroom tbh.

Thats way too hot for that cpu imo, mine bairly reaches that temp under load with the stock fansync atm. whats the heat like in the room, and your case air flow?

Yea, Seem's a bit high in comparison to my x6 at 4ghz idling in the low 20's and my 6950 idling in the high 30's.

Ofcourse the question is how do you do on stability/burn test's? Say... Max temp through 5 runs of 6000 memory in LinX? (mine's 50)
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