Windows 10: High CPU Temperature ?

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  1.    03 Jun 2015 #1

    High CPU Temperature ?


    On normal, it stays on 60-70, maybe 80 sometimes, but as soon as I start something that's graphics related, it kicks up to 90s. The fan really starts to kick in when about 93 degrees are reached, but it doesn't go down unless I stop the graphics stuff. Highest I've seen it go is 97 degrees. Is it normal for an intel chip to go that high ?

    PS: This happens on my laptopo. My desktop doesn't get above 80 in the same conditions.
    PS2: Yeah, this isn't really Win10 related, but yeah. I wanna know what you think. What's your CPU temperature ?
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  2. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       03 Jun 2015 #2

    To answer your question. No, this is not normal. The temp should be 30~45 for desktop and 40~55 for Laptop. 60~70 if under stress. In summer, they might go a little higher.

    Are you using the Stock Heatsink and Fan ? If you do, you might want to replace with a better one and in addition, you also want to put some good thermal paste on the CPU(e.g Arctic Silver) and make sure it's seated tightly.

    Here's the temp in my PC, overclocked to run @4.5GHZ and all SSD/HD's are around 30C.
    NOTE: I use water cooling instead of Heatsink/Fan

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  3. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       04 Jun 2015 #3

    Your temps are going to be relative to the ambient temperature of your environment, say 10-20 degrees C higher.

    I think it depends on the chip though. I have a few machines and Intel always runs hotter than AMD. I forget teh one machnes specs, but yes .. it runs about the same temps as what you're experiencing and exhibits the same behavior (fans kick on high), except the temps do drop with more cooling.

    Intel chips are OK up to about 115 C - it's better to run cooler

    Depending on your experience, you might think about re-seating the CPU heat sink and applying new thermal compound.

    I use Tunia TX-2 Thermal Grease. It's a less expensive ($7 / 3.5g) than TX-4, but has comparable thermal characteristics
    conductivity: 4.5W/mK

    I apply it using the "drop in the center" method
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  4.    05 Jun 2015 #4

    topgundcp said: View Post
    To answer your question. No, this is not normal. The temp should be 30~45 for desktop and 40~55 for Laptop. 60~70 if under stress. In summer, they might go a little higher.

    Are you using the Stock Heatsink and Fan ? If you do, you might want to replace with a better one and in addition, you also want to put some good thermal paste on the CPU(e.g Arctic Silver) and make sure it's seated tightly.

    Here's the temp in my PC, overclocked to run @4.5GHZ and all SSD/HD's are around 30C.
    NOTE: I use water cooling instead of Heatsink/Fan

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I don't really think you should compare a custom built PC to a laptop. My PC is also overclocked at 4.4 GHz and runs cool enough. Thanks for the reply though.

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Your temps are going to be relative to the ambient temperature of your environment, say 10-20 degrees C higher.

    I think it depends on the chip though. I have a few machines and Intel always runs hotter than AMD. I forget teh one machnes specs, but yes .. it runs about the same temps as what you're experiencing and exhibits the same behavior (fans kick on high), except the temps do drop with more cooling.

    Intel chips are OK up to about 115 C - it's better to run cooler

    Depending on your experience, you might think about re-seating the CPU heat sink and applying new thermal compound.

    I use Tunia TX-2 Thermal Grease. It's a less expensive ($7 / 3.5g) than TX-4, but has comparable thermal characteristics
    conductivity: 4.5W/mK

    I apply it using the "drop in the center" method
    Yeah, with a bit more monitoring, the temperatures actually do drop after the fans kick in, but not very fast. And since the temp I reached was 97 and my chip is 100% safe up to 100 degrees, I'll consider myself in the comfort zone, but I'll also keep an eye on the temperature. As soon as it reaches more than 100, I'll do something about it.
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  5. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       05 Jun 2015 #5

    I don't really think you should compare a custom built PC to a laptop. My PC is also overclocked at 4.4 GHz and runs cool enough. Thanks for the reply though.
    I was not comparing anything. Just answered directly to your question. If it's in the 90C range then it does not matter if it's a Laptop, Desktop, Custom built. It is hot, period.
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  6.    05 Jun 2015 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    I was not comparing anything. Just answered directly to your question. If it's in the 90C range then it does not matter if it's a Laptop, Desktop, Custom built. It is hot, period.
    Now I'm confused, 'cause one reply says "it's hot", while the other says "it's normal".
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  7. Posts : 7,882
    Windows 10
       05 Jun 2015 #7

    Marron said: View Post
    Now I'm confused, 'cause one reply says "it's hot", while the other says "it's normal".
    Being that close to design max that is HOT. Check your fan for dust bunnies.
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  8. Posts : 901
    Windows IP 16199 Windows 14393.1198
       05 Jun 2015 #8

    Marron said: View Post
    Now I'm confused, 'cause one reply says "it's hot", while the other says "it's normal".
    It's hot but no need to be concerned, just use a can of Air duster and see whether it drops, if it does drops then open the laptop, re-paste the cpu and clean the fan.
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  9.    05 Jun 2015 #9

    brummyfan said: View Post
    It's hot but no need to be concerned, just use a can of Air duster and see whether it drops, if it does drops then open the laptop, re-paste the cpu and clean the fan.
    This may be a noob question, but what's a can of Air duster ?
    EDIT: I get it. So it's like compressed air.
    Do I need to unscrew the laptop ?
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  10.    05 Jun 2015 #10

    Marron said: View Post
    Now I'm confused, 'cause one reply says "it's hot", while the other says "it's normal".
    Yes... running in the 80's is hot(your processor is rated up to 72c) and it will cut the life expectancy of the processor down drastically. First I would get someone to clean out the laptop and then get a cooler to put under the laptop.. Laptop Cooling Pad, Laptop Cooler, Laptop Cooling Stand - Newegg.com

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