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Old December 28, 2008, 01:01 PM
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I put my pc together almost a year ago and am wondering what the normal average temperature for my duo core e8400 cpu on a Gigabyte p35 MB using a ThermalRight Ultra 120 Cooler with single 120mm Yate loon
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Old December 28, 2008, 01:18 PM
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There is no "normal" temp.

Ambient temps play a major role.

But if I was to say taking ambient in .. 35-40
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Old December 28, 2008, 01:36 PM
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hmm ok so how do I find my ambient temp?
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Old December 28, 2008, 01:37 PM
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get a thermometer for your room?
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Old December 28, 2008, 06:03 PM
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I use my motherboard temp as a guide for the ambient - its about 2 - 3 degrees higher than the room temperature. Also your CPU temperature will be a function of how good your computer case and the CPU Cooler gets rid of hot air. I have an Antec p180 with a case fan at the front, one at the rear and a third at the top of the case. With this arrangement, my motherboard is 23C and CPU at 26C at idle ( just normal use - as I am typing this message). I have the CPU running at 3.2G also, but it stays at 2.2G during idle unless there is a load. Under a stress test (Everest Stability Test) the max I get is 41C.
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Old December 28, 2008, 09:26 PM
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I use my motherboard temp as a guide for the ambient - its about 2 - 3 degrees higher than the room temperature. Also your CPU temperature will be a function of how good your computer case and the CPU Cooler gets rid of hot air. I have an Antec p180 with a case fan at the front, one at the rear and a third at the top of the case. With this arrangement, my motherboard is 23C and CPU at 26C at idle ( just normal use - as I am typing this message). I have the CPU running at 3.2G also, but it stays at 2.2G during idle unless there is a load. Under a stress test (Everest Stability Test) the max I get is 41C.
Motherboard temp and ambient temp will never be close due to many variables like case heat dumped from a video card, heatsinks or even the chipset.

Most accurate way is simply as stated get a thermometer.
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Old December 28, 2008, 11:43 PM
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My system:

-8400@3.6(400x9-1.264v/CPU-Z right now) TRUE/MX-2/120x25..95cfm
-GA P35-DS3L
-HIS HD4850/stock(+Stock cooler)
-CM690/6-7 120mm
-2x1GB Ballistix PC2 8500 (400@4-4-4-10)
-2xWD640(non-RAID),1xWD500,1xSeagate 320GB(OS)
-Samsung 18x DVD Burner
-52-in-1 card-reader
-VX550 drawing from bottom, then out back(no help cooling case)
-XP-Pro SP2

Idling @ desktop/surfing, Core 0=44C, Core 1=39C..with room temp of 26.5C(quite warm).

Edit: all C1E, EIST off
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Motherboard temp and ambient temp will never be close due to many variables like case heat dumped from a video card, heatsinks or even the chipset.

Most accurate way is simply as stated get a thermometer.
I agree, but in my case I have Thermometer sitting on my computer desk and have found that its 3 deg lower than the motherboard. I am not sure though, if this relationship will hold if the temperature in the room goes up.
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Old December 29, 2008, 11:00 AM
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hmm ok so I am off to the Dollar store to pick up a thermometer . I have the program coretemp running and it says that (right now just on the net typing this) core#0=38-39 and core#1=39-40. I just needed to know because I will be attempting my first Overclock ever so I needed a base line. which programs are goo to use for this sort of thing?
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Old December 29, 2008, 12:03 PM
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E8400, Ninja + Bolt-Thru (fanless) now at 22C room temperature in idle.

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