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Hello, my wife and I just started playing Phantasy Star Online 2 and we noticed that our cpu's (all 4 cores) were running at 105c when the game was running.

Both of our PCs are exactly the same and never had any issues with games like BF3 and other high end games

The weird thing is that when the game is shut off the cpu temps drop almost instantly to idle temps and while playing the game it isn't studdering or acting funny in any way.

We are both using cpuid to monitor our temps and both are not OC'd yet. Should we just disregard the temps and keep gaming or is this actually an issue. We have been playing for the past couple days on the game and our pcs are running normal
post #2 of 18
It is actually an issue. The fact that you haven't seen such overheating in other scenarios is just luck. Upgrade your cooling smile.gif
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What software do you use to read out the temperatures?
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The temperature dropping instantly when 100 % load stops is correct. That's how the CPU behaves. Within seconds it will reach very low idle temperatures.

You should check if the cooler is installed correctly. It needs enough pressure to make good contact with the surface of the CPU. Those temperatures should be impossible on stock speed even with Intel's cooler. If it's Intel's cooler, you might not have pushed the four plastic pins fully through the motherboard's mounting holes. It can take a good bit of violence and you might have felt unsure. Search for Youtube videos about the cooler's installation and compare it to what you remember you have done.

For your experiments, get "IntelBurnTest" or "LinX". Those programs manage to get your CPU as hot as possible within seconds.

I could imagine a small case without ventilation getting very hot inside while the graphics card is running. With 30 C case temperature, the CPU temperature might top out at 70 C, but in a 50 C case, the CPU will be at least 90 C.
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What software do you use to read out the temperatures?

I assume it's CPUID HWMonitor. I've seen it on an ASRock and a Gigabyte motherboard with a 3570k, and it always worked perfectly. It showed the same values for the core temperatures as CoreTemp and RealTemp.

HWMonitor had problems on one of the boards with the other sensor readings (I think it was the Gigabyte). It sometimes showed a ridiculous fan speed or temperature. This made the recorded max values useless for those readings. But the temperature for the four cores comes from the CPU itself and were always correct.
Edited by deepor - 5/10/13 at 9:10am
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I tried a different cpu temperature monitor and it was reading temps in the high 30s low 40s running pso2 while hwmonitor was still saying 105. Ill try those stress tests mentioned and see what those say. I'm pretty sure it is just hwmonitor acting funny since the game used to run on my old laptop running a core2 duo.

Also we already have aftermarket coolers, using thermaltake frio ov erclocked ready and they're both installed correctly.
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If it hit 105c it would shut down IIRC.
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If the CPU is actually reaching 105c, put your hand near the heatsink. Even with a good heatsink, it should be very hot. If the heatsink is cool to the touch, not even "warm", then either there is not a good contact (plastic forgotten to be removed or it's not touching at all), missing TIM or hwmonitor is reading the wrong sensor.
 
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Those are the two different temps I am getting
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Those are the two different temps I am getting

HWMonitor is not reading the temps correctly, your CPU is doing fine, don't worry thumb.gif
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Sweet. Thanks a lot :-)
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