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GPU and CPU Temperatures

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Samlighty, Jan 25, 2012.

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  1. Samlighty

    Samlighty Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I would like to hear your views and recommendations on my CPU and GPU temperatures.

    I have an Intel i7 980X 3.3GHz and a Nvidia GTX-285.

    According to SpeedFan, right now (practically idle), my GPU is running at 47 degrees and my CPU at 56. My CPU always seems to be around here but my GPU is generally a lot higher. In fact, when doing a graphics stability test it reached 90 degrees after 40 minutes.

    I would like to hear your thoughts on these temperatures. I currently have 1 sidefan and 1 rear fan. In terms of cooling, do you think I need to take any actions (i.e. buy any more fans or improve cooling somehow).

    Thanks,
    Lighty.
     
  2. black-wolf

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    Your temps look good. You could add a CPU cooler, Hyper212+ is a good one and not too expensive.
     
  3. Triple6

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    What case do you have? Which way do those fans blow and what size are they?

    CPU temp is high if thats at idle. The graphics temps isn't horrible, those cards run that hot at full load.
     
  4. Samlighty

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    It's a Coolermaster CM 690.

    The side-fan takes air in and blows just below the CPU (around the GFX card height). It's a 120mm fan.

    The other fan at the back (which is just above CPU height) and blows air out and it's about 100mm.
     
  5. Triple6

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    Whats the highest the CPU goes under heavy load/gaming?
     
  6. Samlighty

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    After running Prime95 for 30 minutes with the CPU at 100% here are the results:

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  7. Triple6

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    I wouldn't be concerned with that temp in that case.
     
  8. jakeferren

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    Temps look good. CPU can go up to 75ish before you need to be concerned and GPU is good until 90+.

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  9. Samlighty

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    Is there any way to permanently change the fan speeds or alter them so they change with the temperature?
     
  10. Triple6

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    There may be settings in the BIOS for the processor, or the motherboard may have a utility you can download/install to control the fans.

    For the video, the manufacturer may have a utility or you can use nTune from nVidia. You can also try MSI's Afterburner program which works on most graphics cards.
     
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