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  1. George300

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    Using HWMonitor (http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html) I can see the system temperatures.

    When my cpu (Intel Core i3 540) works hard, it reaches a temperature of 105 Celsius (220 Fahrenheit).
    The three motherboard (Gigabyte-GA-H55M-UD2H) temperatures reported by HWMonitor are: 47 Celsius (116 Fahrenheit), 25 Celsius (76 Fahrenheit) and 94 Celsius (201 Fahrenheit).

    Is this normal?
    For how long can the system run at such temperatures?
    Which is my maximum cpu and motherboard temperatures?
    Also, Which is my maximum disk temperatures (Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 rpm Sata 2 ST3320418AS and WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR SE ATA100)?
     
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    No, it's not even close to normal. It's incredibly high and you should refrain from using the computer until its fixed. You need to make sure the CPU's fan is working properly, that the heatsink is not loose or incorrectly installed, and that any and all other fans are also working correctly.

    CPU temp should not exceed 72.6: http://ark.intel.com/products/46473/Intel-Core-i3-540-Processor-4M-Cache-3_06-GHz

    Motherboard temps aren't really posted but obviously they wouldn't be too hot either, 40's or below.


    Same with the drives, probably 40's or below, max temp is 50 to 60 degrees: http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/193771en

    Running things at or near max temps is never a good idea and will shorten their lifespan or break them.

    Download EasyTune to confirm the temps are reading accurately: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3309#utility,you can also check them in the BIOS setup.
     
  3. George300

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    Thanks, I'll see what I can do.
     
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    I ran EasyTune and SpeedFan and the readings were similar.

    I used a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust from the cpu fan (I didn't remove the cpu fan).
    Look at the result (temperatures in Celsius):
    -before cleaning: cpu: 105, motherboard: 47 - 25 - 94
    -after cleaning: cpu: 67, motherboard: 41 - 25 - 57

    Before that, I had booted into BIOS and checked the temperatures.
    -before cleaning: it starts at 63 and after some minutes reaches 79
    -after cleaning: it starts at 33 and after some minutes reaches 39

    A great lesson learned! But a couple of minutes later, the pc went very noisy (presumably it was the cpu fan). I was afraid that something bad had happened (http://superuser.com/questions/1995...he-fan-if-i-use-a-vacuum-cleaner-on-my-laptop), although it didn't make any sense, since the temperatures were good. But after 30 more minutes, suddenly, there was no sound at all and everything was working fine!
    How can you explain the initial noise?
     
  5. Triple6

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    You shouldn't use a vacuum. Can of compressed air is safer and generally does a better job.

    The noise could be a worn out fan that is not spinning faster than it was before due to being clean and unobstructed. As it warms up the noise can go away. If it continues you should replace that fan.
     
  6. George300

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    Good advice. Thanks.
     
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