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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi guys,

So my computer is fairly old but I am worried about my CPU Core Temperature. The computer is not on any load, this is normal temperature when I leave it on doing nothing for quite awhile. I'm thinking about upgrading my stock fans also, would this help dramatically or is something more sinister going on?

-Thanks

CPU: Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Core Temperature: 80 Degrees Celsius
Room Temperature: 18 Degrees Celsius

Temperature based off RivaTuner software
post #2 of 6
80 Degrees at idle?!? Yikes

I think the RivaTuner software might be off... but I would definitely give the system, all fans and dust filters a spray with compressed air, it could be as simple as that.

I use Core Temp, download that and see what it says. But still do the maintenance with the compressed air.

See how that goes, post a screenshot of CoreTemp and then we can help suggest better cooling!

Cheers,

Del Boy
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by Happytodd View Post

Hi guys,

So my computer is fairly old but I am worried about my CPU Core Temperature. The computer is not on any load, this is normal temperature when I leave it on doing nothing for quite awhile. I'm thinking about upgrading my stock fans also, would this help dramatically or is something more sinister going on?

-Thanks

CPU: Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Core Temperature: 80 Degrees Celsius
Room Temperature: 18 Degrees Celsius

Temperature based off RivaTuner software

If 80C is your idle temps, something really bad is going on.
Either your CPU fan isn't spinning or the cpu ihs isn't making proper contact with the cooler. An aftermarket cooler is always better than stock but in this case, if the fan is working, reseating it with a new layer of TIM should fix the problem.

Out of curiosity, what voltage is CPUZ showing?
Other problems could be a bad temp sensor or a dying chip, but let's get the obvious stuff out of the way first.
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Wow I didn't expect as fast of a reply as this. Thanks!!

I think we found the problem, Core Temp tells me the following:

Core #0: Min/48C, Max/53C
Core #1: Min/45C, Max/51C

CPU-Z Core Voltage: 1.240V

This sounds fine doesn't it?.. I still think I might upgrade the stock fans as they seem to be getting noisier as my whole system is about 6 years old now. Just limited on my budget at the moment.

P.S I like Core Temp already, I own a Logitech G15 keyboard and it comes with its own applet!
post #5 of 6
That's more likely!

Still a bit high considering your room temp but it's a stock fan so nothing to worry about, probably due to dust and whatnot.
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Definitely no dust in my case, I have dust filters and I've never had to clean the inside of my case, only the filters. I'm a lot happier with the temperatures though as long as they don't get above 65!

Thankyou to the both of you, DMHernandez and Del Boy! =]
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