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Well this is weird... My CPU temperatures according to CPUID drop down to ~12 Celsius.
Current room temperature is about 20-25... How does that happen? I'm using 1 CPU fan, no Liquid Cooling or anything special. The computer's on and I'm playing Games on it.
post #2 of 13
1.) PC's cant get "too cold"

2.) Your sensor must be off or the software you're using is bugged.
post #3 of 13
1. sensor probably bugged

2. it is possible to get a CPU "too cold", but it can't be done on ambient cooling.
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Those thermocouples are very tiny. Intel warns us they get less accurate the further you get from Tj-max. Here's a screenshot when the ambient was over 20c:

 

0179db2c_Low_14c_-_2_trimmed1.png

 

A minimum temp of 14c?. R-i-i-g-h-t.

 

Don't worry about it.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by tCoLL View Post

1.) PC's cant get "too cold"

Intel's have a cold bug when running LN2 though lol so they technically can.
 
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I'm using CPUID tongue.gif
Any way to fix it?
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What processor are you using?
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by appler View Post

Intel's have a cold bug when running LN2 though lol so they technically can.


Must be a seasonal thing.



Seriously though i don't usually trust temp readings all too much, i compensate by adding 5 degree's onto them just to be safe.
post #9 of 13
if it's Liano. it's ''normal'' as it's a known problem. With my A4-3400 i have the same problem. But in uefi i get normal temps at idle like 35c. not thoses 0-15c
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by tCoLL View Post

1.) PC's cant get "too cold"

Mechanical HDDs, fans, and (especially electrolytic) capacitors can indeed get too cold to operate correctly.

"Cold bugs" and thermal contraction/expansion can also sometimes cause issues at very low temps, or with overly rapid changes in temp.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume View Post

Those thermocouples are very tiny. Intel warns us they get less accurate the further you get from Tj-max. Here's a screenshot when the ambient was over 20c:

600x446px-LL-97fb13f5_0179db2c_Low_14c_-_2_trimmed1.png

A minimum temp of 14c?. R-i-i-g-h-t.

Don't worry about it.

Also possible that realtemp was assuming the wrong TJmax.
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