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Optimal Cpu Case Temperature?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by DJ FADE, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. DJ FADE

    DJ FADE Guest

    i'm wondering what the average temperature (degrees F) is for the inside of a computer case. also, how hot is too hot, to the point where it could damage your components? i have a thermometer and it shows that i generally run between 75-83 degrees F. is this normal? thank you!
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    What's more important is the temperature of your individual components. The manufacturer of your CPU, hard drives, etc. should list on their website the temperature ranges that your compnents will be safe in, and the temperature which is considered overheated. To check these, download and install Motherboard Monitor 5. After you set it up, you will be able to monitor temperatures for CPU, ambient case temp, possibly for your hard drives, as well as other things like fan speeds, right from your screen. Then you can compare to the OEM's recommended temps and eved check out the MBM5 community for other people's temps.
  3. DJ FADE

    DJ FADE Guest

    thats perfect. thanks a lot david.

    SONICA-X Guest

    DJ FADE,

    if you have a prescott the recommended inside the case temperature is 38 degrees.

    Check the hardware design gidelines for your processor.

    Guy Cefalu
    Sonica Audio Labs
  5. DJ FADE

    DJ FADE Guest

    is that degrees in Celsius or Farenheit?
  6. itchy

    itchy Guest

    Hey David, I'm curious, does the Motherboard Monitor program take the temps straight from the mobo bios, or does it use some other method of reading temps?

    I have an athlon 64 socket 939 with abit AV8 motherboard, and they are known for incorrectly reporting high temperatures. I'd like a program that can give an accurate reading.

  7. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    The only thing MBM5 can do it get temps from the built in sensors on the mobo, just like the BIOS does. MBM5 might have some kind of provision for correctly reporting the temps for this mobo.
  8. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    I've had great success with this program with Intel based Mobos but I've found with AMD if your Mobo isn't on the list it won't report the correct temps. With the Intel stuff it seems that if it's the same maker like Asus and the same chipset like 865 you can choose any Mobo from the list that fits that criteria and it will work. With AMD it has to be the exact model Mobo you have. I think that may be why you are hearing stories of incorrect temps being reported by the software.

    Any way great software, David pointed me to it a while back and I love it. Give it a try, it can't hurt just don't have it auto start until you know it won't hose up your system if it has trouble with the sensors.
  9. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    What the Big D says is true; however, the program has a huge database of mobos, so unless it's really old, yours is bound to be there.
  10. itchy

    itchy Guest

    Hey, thanks for the replies. I haven't actually used the program. I've heard that the ABit uguru, not the software you mentioned, that reports temperatrues a bit high. I'll give it a shot soon and see what happens.
  11. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    I didn't catch that your Mobo was an ABIT. From everything I've heard it's true that their boards read about 10 C higher than the actual temp.

    The program may have an offset option just for this purpose. I'll look for it unless David already knows where it is.

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