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How can I lower the temperature of my cpu?

#1B18ChampPosted 5/12/2014 10:53:08 AM
I just built a PC and I am concerned about the cpu being too hot. I checked the settings and it says the cpu is around 104 Fahrenheit. I have two questions:

1. Is that too hot for a cpu to be running at?
2. Is there any way I can lower the temperature through the settings?
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#2romsnbombsPosted 5/12/2014 11:03:48 AM(edited)
B18Champ posted...
Is that too hot for a cpu to be running at?


It might be a little high for idle, but not really. download realtemp and run prime 95, tell me what the temp is then. What CPU is it?
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#3B18Champ(Topic Creator)Posted 5/12/2014 11:04:54 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286
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#4DragnfyrPosted 5/12/2014 11:21:01 AM
104F is not that hot. Idle temps aren't that useful to look at either. Run a stress test like Prime95 and then check your temps. Also we usually use Celsius to report computer temperatures.
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#5Fission_MaiIedPosted 5/12/2014 11:25:37 AM
Dragnfyr posted...
104F is not that hot. Idle temps aren't that useful to look at either. Run a stress test like Prime95 and then check your temps. Also we usually use Celsius to report computer temperatures.


I wouldn't say always, it's just the typical standard used when discussing PC temps on most boards I've been on. :)

But have to agree. Your temps seems fine if it's idle. My i5-760 idles at 35 C and on load I've seen hit only 45 ~ 46 C. Then again I stuck a Hyper 212 with 2 fans, so meh.

Also is this with a stock fan or AM cooler?
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#6B18Champ(Topic Creator)Posted 5/12/2014 12:21:53 PM
stock fan
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#7KnifegashPosted 5/12/2014 12:27:13 PM
Fission_MaiIed posted...
Dragnfyr posted...
104F is not that hot. Idle temps aren't that useful to look at either. Run a stress test like Prime95 and then check your temps. Also we usually use Celsius to report computer temperatures.


I wouldn't say always, it's just the typical standard used when discussing PC temps on most boards I've been on. :)

But have to agree. Your temps seems fine if it's idle. My i5-760 idles at 35 C and on load I've seen hit only 45 ~ 46 C. Then again I stuck a Hyper 212 with 2 fans, so meh.

Also is this with a stock fan or AM cooler?


He didn't say ''always'' either.
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#8arleasPosted 5/12/2014 12:32:49 PM
A little googling says that you could hit 60-65C and you'd still be fine (65C = 149F). Start your worrying closer to 60C
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#9LvthnPosted 5/12/2014 12:36:58 PM
I didn't even know PCs output temps in F and had to look twice to see you were talking about F.

Please use C. If someone reports tempts of 104, my first reaction is to tell them to shut that puppy off before they start a fire.

Anyway, you haven't said what conditions this is under. That sounds like idling temps, and it sounds perfectly fine, and doesn't tell us much anyway. You'll have to stress test it to find out what really happens.

What has you concerned, anyway? Do you have some reason to think it's running hot? Most CPUs will hit as high as 75-85C (185F) under a stress test, and that is still not quite hot enough to damage it.
#10arleasPosted 5/12/2014 12:42:25 PM
Lvthn posted...
I didn't even know PCs output temps in F and had to look twice to see you were talking about F.


There are programs that allow you to change the temperature that it reports. It's simple math even if the sensors are calibrated for Celsius.

http://i.imgur.com/DvuwKkt.jpg
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