Worried about CPU temps

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#1 Posted by xeffectx (227 posts) -
Ran 6 hours of prime95 doing blend tests and 2 hours of small FTTS. My cpu is a 2700k at 4.2 ghz at 1.30V; My temps from all four cores were recorded as 73,74,77,79 at one point just barely touching 80C for a few seconds. My cooler Hyper 212 EVO my fan RPM on load is around 1400RPM there has been no crashes or blue screens should I be worried about these temps. This week here in Philadelphia have been real hot as in 93 F do you think ambient temps could play a role. At one point I was playing tomb raider with tress fx enabled and of the cores jumped to 68C my air conditioner was not running at that time it usually averages from 50-62 on load when playing games. Any suggestions my TIM is applied perfectly and checked my heatsink to see if it was loose but it is nicely bolted onto to the CPU; could it just be a hot chip or should I add another fan onto my heat sink.
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#2 Posted by JimmyJumpy (2554 posts) -

Try using paragraphs when writing, I'm out of breath reading what you wrote.

I wouldn't worry too much about those temps.  Ambient temperature indeed plays a role and when temps as high as 93°F you can add 10 to 15°C to your CPU temp.

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#3 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -
You're fine.
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#4 Posted by xeffectx (227 posts) -
Haha sorry guys I was writing on my ipad apologizes.
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#5 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -
Ambient temps definitely play a role. Go into the bios and crank your cpu fan speed up to 100%. 80C will shorten the lifespan of your chip. The maximum rated operating temperature is 72C...
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#6 Posted by JimmyJumpy (2554 posts) -

Ambient temps definitely play a role. Go into the bios and crank your cpu fan speed up to 100%. 80C will shorten the lifespan of your chip. The maximum rated operating temperature is 72C...superclocked

True, but that's permanent, or at least for longer periods.  Peaks of 80°C in short and sparse bursts is okay...

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#7 Posted by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

Those temps are fine for that cooler, games will never stress the cpu that much.

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#8 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -

Those temps are fine for that cooler, games will never stress the cpu that much.

Alienware_fan
Not at the moment, but they will. But I would still crank the fan speed up to 100% right now, just to be sure that it stays cool. I don't even like for my CPU's to hit 70C...
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#9 Posted by pawq4 (448 posts) -

That is not very good for Prime 95. I used Intel Burn Test and my temps never go above 70 C. Those extra megahertz are not worth putting your CPU in danger. Just downclock some, that should help.

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#10 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8202 posts) -

Lower the voltage gradually. See if it can lower. It could be like mine, a mediocre oc chip.

Turn on the a/c. Run intel burn on max.

I believe 212 evo supports a second fan? Try adding another.

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#11 Posted by JonChaoZ (297 posts) -

I would personally run the 2700 at stock for now until you get your AC fixed. :P

That being said, gaming won't stress your CPU enough to reach those temperatures, and even those are in acceptable range.

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#12 Posted by soolkiki (1783 posts) -

Those temps are fine. You'll never reach that high while gaming because games don't stress the CPU nearly as much as Prime does. I was peaking at around 85C and I have yet to get past 63C whilst gaming and my ambients can get to about 85-90F.

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#13 Posted by xeffectx (227 posts) -
My motherboard is maximus iv gen z gen 3 where would I go into the bios to crank the fan speed up; tried to find it but could not maybe I am blind.
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#14 Posted by Blistrax (1071 posts) -
My motherboard is maximus iv gen z gen 3 where would I go into the bios to crank the fan speed up; tried to find it but could not maybe I am blind.xeffectx
There is a program called SI Suite II on your mobo installation disk. It has a fan control section. There is also a speed control in the Monitor Menu of your BIOS. Read the friggin' manual.
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#15 Posted by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

That is not very good for Prime 95. I used Intel Burn Test and my temps never go above 70 C. Those extra megahertz are not worth putting your CPU in danger. Just downclock some, that should help.

pawq4

What revision is your gpu?

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#16 Posted by pawq4 (448 posts) -

[QUOTE="pawq4"]

That is not very good for Prime 95. I used Intel Burn Test and my temps never go above 70 C. Those extra megahertz are not worth putting your CPU in danger. Just downclock some, that should help.

Alienware_fan

What revision is your gpu?

I don't know but I know that I cannot change the voltage. I knew that when I bought the card, but I got it for a good price so I don't care. 

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#17 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
It's hotter here in Burbank, CA and my temps are much better than yours. I5-2500k here. I have a Hyper 212+. What gives bro? For load temps I never pass 60*C.
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#18 Posted by xeffectx (227 posts) -
I have hyper threading enabled does that add more heat to the processor? Anyways I think I might mount a 2nd fan to the heat sink, I always use the spread method for TIM I think that could be the cause.
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#19 Posted by xeffectx (227 posts) -

very good news guys I cranked up my fan profile to a 100% also fixed my air conditioner and my cores now i dle at: 32, 32, 33, 33 on load it is 64, 68, 70, 69. 

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#20 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

1400rpm is fairly low for the 212+, the fan is designed to go up to 2000rpm.

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#21 Posted by xeffectx (227 posts) -

mine only only goes up to 1740RPM through fan xpert asus suite ii

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#22 Posted by godzillavskong (7904 posts) -
Ambient temps definitely play a role. Go into the bios and crank your cpu fan speed up to 100%. 80C will shorten the lifespan of your chip. The maximum rated operating temperature is 72C...superclocked
Agreed. Those temps seem pretty high. Especially reaching the 80c mark. I agree with superclocked. May not hurt it short term, but the long term is what I'd be worried about.
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#23 Posted by godzillavskong (7904 posts) -
Is your desktop in a enclosed area? Like a armoire, or desk? That could have huge impact. All that heat can't escape. I let my son use my PC for a week, while his was down, and there was a big difference in temps. He keeps his in a armoire type desk, while I keep my beside my cabinet. Temps were almost a 20c difference!
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#24 Posted by xeffectx (227 posts) -
No it is not in a enclosed space but I think I am comfortable with what my temperature are right now going to be adding a second fan. However I do have hyperthreading enabled should I turn it off, since I heard it increases temps with it being enabled.
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#25 Posted by godzillavskong (7904 posts) -
No it is not in a enclosed space but I think I am comfortable with what my temperature are right now going to be adding a second fan. However I do have hyperthreading enabled should I turn it off, since I heard it increases temps with it being enabled.xeffectx
I don't think I'd disable hyper threading. Not sure. I'd let a lot of the other tech savvy guys up here advise you on that.
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#26 Posted by xeffectx (227 posts) -
[QUOTE="xeffectx"]No it is not in a enclosed space but I think I am comfortable with what my temperature are right now going to be adding a second fan. However I do have hyperthreading enabled should I turn it off, since I heard it increases temps with it being enabled.godzillavskong
I don't think I'd disable hyper threading. Not sure. I'd let a lot of the other tech savvy guys up here advise you on that.

yea think I will it on for now.
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#27 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24605 posts) -
Looks good 2me. My 2600k runs happily at 100c when it does prime95, with a delta fan on front, and some loud fan on the back of it as well. But, 1.5volts and LLC set to extreme so about 1.54 volts actual. It's been running fine. Hyper212+ 104.5 bclk 4.8ghz
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#28 Posted by JimmyJumpy (2554 posts) -

Looks good 2me. My 2600k runs happily at 100c when it does prime95, with a delta fan on front, and some loud fan on the back of it as well. But, 1.5volts and LLC set to extreme so about 1.54 volts actual. It's been running fine. Hyper212+ 104.5 bclk 4.8ghzJigglyWiggly_

Strange.  My 2600k only went to 89°C running at 4.8GHz (1.45 volts) with my lower-esteemed AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2

But that was in my Antec 1200 case with all 7 fans at full throttle.

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#29 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5881 posts) -
They're okay for temps during a stress test, and it's not like your CPU will run at those temps during normal use. I wouldn't let the temps get any higher than that though.
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#30 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Looks good 2me. My 2600k runs happily at 100c when it does prime95, with a delta fan on front, and some loud fan on the back of it as well. But, 1.5volts and LLC set to extreme so about 1.54 volts actual. It's been running fine. Hyper212+ 104.5 bclk 4.8ghzJimmyJumpy

Strange.  My 2600k only went to 89°C running at 4.8GHz (1.45 volts) with my lower-esteemed AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2

But that was in my Antec 1200 case with all 7 fans at full throttle.

ambient temp. Room temperature. PC case ventilation. Fan RPM, CFM.
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#31 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5881 posts) -
Looks good 2me. My 2600k runs happily at 100c when it does prime95, with a delta fan on front, and some loud fan on the back of it as well. But, 1.5volts and LLC set to extreme so about 1.54 volts actual. It's been running fine. Hyper212+ 104.5 bclk 4.8ghzJigglyWiggly_
Sure it's running fine now, but if you let it run hot for long periods of time it's going to damage your CPU and as it starts to go you'll either need to increase the voltage to keep it stable or lower the frequency. What's your idle temp and your temps during, say, gaming?
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#32 Posted by xeffectx (227 posts) -

Ok so far guys my games like Planetside 2 are running my CPU around 56,57,58,58, Tomb Raider is hitting 59,62,60,64 that is when the ambient temp increases otherwise it stays in 59 and 60's; Rest of the games are hitting in the 55-57 range on all cores. Ok guys one quick and last question also I have corsair TX 750W 62AMPS on 12+ V Rail is this good for a gtx 690, also my 2700K is overclocked to 4.2GHZ.

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#33 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24605 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Looks good 2me. My 2600k runs happily at 100c when it does prime95, with a delta fan on front, and some loud fan on the back of it as well. But, 1.5volts and LLC set to extreme so about 1.54 volts actual. It's been running fine. Hyper212+ 104.5 bclk 4.8ghzJimmyJumpy

Strange.  My 2600k only went to 89°C running at 4.8GHz (1.45 volts) with my lower-esteemed AC Freezer Xtreme Rev.2

But that was in my Antec 1200 case with all 7 fans at full throttle.

My 2600k is garbage

1.45 volts with no LLC is way different than 1.5v with LLC set to extreme

 

Computer is in a closet with a vent in it though. Ambient is 80f-110f.

 

My room temperature is 70f though.

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#34 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8202 posts) -

My 2600k is garbage

1.45 volts with no LLC is way different than 1.5v with LLC set to extreme

 

Computer is in a closet with a vent in it though. Ambient is 80f-110f.

 

My room temperature is 70f though.

JigglyWiggly_

^Long lost cousin with my 2500k.

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#35 Posted by gernald1 (25 posts) -
which one has the best processing power intel core i5 2400 3.1Ghz or amd a6 5400k 3.6Ghz?
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#36 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -
which one has the best processing power intel core i5 2400 3.1Ghz or amd a6 5400k 3.6Ghz?gernald1
The i5 is the better CPU...
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#37 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (22677 posts) -

Ok so far guys my games like Planetside 2 are running my CPU around 56,57,58,58, Tomb Raider is hitting 59,62,60,64 that is when the ambient temp increases otherwise it stays in 59 and 60's; Rest of the games are hitting in the 55-57 range on all cores. Ok guys one quick and last question also I have corsair TX 750W 62AMPS on 12+ V Rail is this good for a gtx 690, also my 2700K is overclocked to 4.2GHZ.

xeffectx

Try Far Cry 3. My core temps usually peak in the low 80's (deg C) with that game. Even Crysis 3 doesn't stress my PC that much.