CPU and GPU ideal temps

ambrosesainsbury

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I have google searched this and I have gotten many different answers. Could you please tell me what the ideal/average/max temperature while gaming. My CPU (intel i5 6600k) was around 45C and my GPU (GTX 980ti) was around 81-82C. What do you think. BTW I use HW monitor is that good?
 

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(Supposing you've recorded that in-game) :
Your GPU is running a little bit hot, but that's perfectly normal for a high-end Maxwell GPU.
Your CPU is running very cool, normally it's around at LEAST 60°C. That is not a problem, that is very nice, that means your cooling system is good enough to support some overclocking.

If these are the temps at idle, then your GPU has a serious problem.
 

atomicWAR

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ideal/average/max

CPU: 50-60C/70C/95C
GPU: 50-60C/70C/95C

GPUs do tend to be a bit hotter though in general but silicon is silicon. Anything over 99C is very bad to be safe I put you 4C less then that in max temps.

If your temps are idle your GPU is to high...if under full load it is another story.
 

ambrosesainsbury

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Thanks for all your replies guys, don't worry I recorded these temperatures while I was playing Witcher 3 for about 2/3 hours. I think I might need to do a bit of a dusting of my PC cos its been a around 3 months and my PC is kept in my bedroom where I have a carpet and clothes and obviously my bed so it can get quite dusty.
 

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