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[SOLVED] are my temps ok?

Jun 20, 2019
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when playing a yt video at 1080p and letting it idle for 10 or so mins it goes anywhere from 35oc to 45oc
are these temps ok? should i be worried? (took my pc apart today and cleaned the entire thing, was dusty af)

Thanks.

CPU: i5 2500 (non k version)
GPU: GTX 750 ti


Edit: tbh i don't think these temps are bad at all, i mean while playing a game like fortnite my pc wasn't getting that hot, i had msi afterburner running and it was peakingg at like 55-65 it wouldn't go above 65 and i've read some posts apparently under 70 is alright
 
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Karadjgne

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Sandy-Bridge was the last of the soldered cpus, all the mainstream cpus afterwards use paste between the cores and the lid. That meant Sandy's could really take a beating, and were considerably more temp equitable between cores, something you'd only get after a delidding and very good paste replacement with later gen cpus.

70°C is for the most part a generally accepted user agreement for maximum acceptable temps. Somewhere over that amount and you are getting too close to thermal throttling, the need for a larger and more efficient cooler etc. But Sandy's will easily hit @ 100°C with no ill affects, it's users freaking out about the temp more than the cpu roasting.

It's like the speed rating on tires. My H rated tires are good for 130mph. So I'd feel comfortable upto @ 100mph, after that I'd get nervous because of tire age, tread wear, balance etc.

Side note, TjMax for the I5 2500 is 98°C, that's core temp max after which the cpu will throttle/shutdown. Tcase is 72.6°C which is the temp at the IHS, somewhat different and not read by apps looking for core temps.

Intel cpu's are good for consistent usage at the accepted 70°C, gpus are generally acceptable under @ 80°C, but neither should approach 100°C for any length of time.

Temps maybe reaching 60's? Hah, you aren't gaming hard enough to warrant breaking a sweat over your temps, you are Golden.
 

ceriumin

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when playing a yt video at 1080p and letting it idle for 10 or so mins it goes anywhere from 35oc to 45oc
are these temps ok? should i be worried? (took my pc apart today and cleaned the entire thing, was dusty af)

Thanks.

CPU: i5 2500 (non k version)
GPU: GTX 750 ti


Edit: tbh i don't think these temps are bad at all, i mean while playing a game like fortnite my pc wasn't getting that hot, i had msi afterburner running and it was peakingg at like 55-65 it wouldn't go above 65 and i've read some posts apparently under 70 is alright
Your cpu can operate at a maximum temperature of 72 degrees. It is unsafe after that temperature. Gaming at full load usually results in temperatures of 60-70 degrees on the cpu and gpu. However some cards can operate over 80 degrees. Your gpu's max temperature is way over 100 degrees so there is no worries.
 

Karadjgne

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Sandy-Bridge was the last of the soldered cpus, all the mainstream cpus afterwards use paste between the cores and the lid. That meant Sandy's could really take a beating, and were considerably more temp equitable between cores, something you'd only get after a delidding and very good paste replacement with later gen cpus.

70°C is for the most part a generally accepted user agreement for maximum acceptable temps. Somewhere over that amount and you are getting too close to thermal throttling, the need for a larger and more efficient cooler etc. But Sandy's will easily hit @ 100°C with no ill affects, it's users freaking out about the temp more than the cpu roasting.

It's like the speed rating on tires. My H rated tires are good for 130mph. So I'd feel comfortable upto @ 100mph, after that I'd get nervous because of tire age, tread wear, balance etc.

Side note, TjMax for the I5 2500 is 98°C, that's core temp max after which the cpu will throttle/shutdown. Tcase is 72.6°C which is the temp at the IHS, somewhat different and not read by apps looking for core temps.

Intel cpu's are good for consistent usage at the accepted 70°C, gpus are generally acceptable under @ 80°C, but neither should approach 100°C for any length of time.

Temps maybe reaching 60's? Hah, you aren't gaming hard enough to warrant breaking a sweat over your temps, you are Golden.
 

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