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Old 11-06-2009, 07:15 AM   #1
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Default Intel i5 CPU temp?

I have an Intel i5 CPU on an Intel board with stock fan and thermal compound. The board is reporting that the CPU them is 58c - 134f. Is that hot for this CPU?
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:35 AM   #2
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First, a few questions:

Is that at idle, loaded, or fully loaded? What are you using to measure the temperature? Which measure are you reporting? What type of case do you have? Motherboard? What is your ambient (room) temperature?

It seems likely the heatsink/fan may not be seated all the way. But until we know more about your setup that's just a guess.

You said "the board is reporting" - if you're reading that from the motherboard's BIOS you can get more accurate real-use readings from good software once you're in the OS. (Although 58C from the BIOS would be very high.) Pick a couple programs at first until you're comfortable with one and know you're getting accurate readings. Good choices are: SpeedFan, RealTemp, CoreTemp. I don't have links on hand but I'm sure you can find them elsewhere in these forums/google or perhaps someone else can help provide download links.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:41 AM   #3
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Well, I was watching a flash video for a movie trailer and for the first time since I built the computer over about a month ago it restarted on it's own like I hit the reset button.

I wouldn't say it was under high load as I have been converting RAW files to JPG, ran JKdefrag last night with no problems. I am reading the temps from the BIOS bu can try SpeedFan as I have used that before.

The room temp was about 66F and I have the Antec Sonata III and an Intel DP55WG board.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:56 AM   #4
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Unless SpeedFan has been updated it is reporting core temperatures on the i5, i7 8xx ~15C too LOW. Try one of the other programs for now, or run two at once. Log into your OS, load up the temperature monitoring programs and let your PC sit and idle for a good 15-20 minutes.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:23 PM   #5
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RealTemp has been reporting that my idle temp is anywhere from 20-32C and average use temp is 32-36. The highest I've been able to get it is 49C- burning a D/L DVD and surfing the web while listening to music.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:09 PM   #6
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RealTemp has been reporting that my idle temp is anywhere from 20-32C and average use temp is 32-36. The highest I've been able to get it is 49C- burning a D/L DVD and surfing the web while listening to music.
http://majorgeeks.com/Prime95_d4363.html

Run that test.

Let it run for about 3 hours.

If you see during that test your cpu goes higher then 80C, turn the test off.
You have ventilation problems if your overheating on stock settings.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:12 PM   #7
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I ran Prim95 at its highest for about 2 hours. Here are the results:
http://graphics.ogden2k.net/RealTemp.png
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:41 PM   #8
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That's pretty much the temps I get on my i5 with a stock cooler so I'd think it's about right. I believe the cutoff for the i5 core is 99 degrees Celsius so unless your CPU is routinely reaching 80 degrees or hotter I wouldn't worry to much about it. .. But that's me, then again I'm grabbing myself a new heat sink since I don't like th temps above 80 ..
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:51 PM   #9
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undervolted (edit) my 860 to ~1.01v (prime95 stable), i got it down to ~58-60C in distributed computing, ~64-68C prime95 with stock cooler.

also, pls to search next time. i asked this question and answered it days later when i got mine.
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