CPU temperature: what is normal and what is not...



luis
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
am having issues where the machine suddenly switchs off (not shut down...
really switch off)

Thought it could be something related to the cooling fans...
Everest reports CPU temperature on the 90 to 95 centigrades (194 to 203
Fahrenheit)....
(have a P4 3GHz.... on an ASUS P5GD1)

What is the normal temp?

Many thanks!!!!!!
luis

Michael W. Ryder
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
luis wrote:
> am having issues where the machine suddenly switchs off (not shut down...
> really switch off)
>
> Thought it could be something related to the cooling fans...
> Everest reports CPU temperature on the 90 to 95 centigrades (194 to 203
> Fahrenheit)....
> (have a P4 3GHz.... on an ASUS P5GD1)
>
> What is the normal temp?
>
> Many thanks!!!!!!
> luis
>
>
The normal temperature should be around 40 degrees centigrade at idle
and around 50 under load. It sounds as if the heat sink is not properly
mounted or your fan has failed. The new mounting style on the socket
775 is tricky to install correctly.

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
luis wrote:
> am having issues where the machine suddenly switchs off (not shut
> down... really switch off)
>
> Thought it could be something related to the cooling fans...
> Everest reports CPU temperature on the 90 to 95 centigrades (194 to
> 203 Fahrenheit)....
> (have a P4 3GHz.... on an ASUS P5GD1)
>
> What is the normal temp?
>
> Many thanks!!!!!!
> luis

Keep in mind that heat sufficient to force shutdown is probably damaging
your processor. Even 160 F is too hot. Limit your use until you are able to
correct this problem.

luis
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
<sigh>.. going to do it immediatly...
Is there any way to know if the CPU is damaged? e.g. tests to trigger?
(apart from nothing working of course...)

thank you!
luis

"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
news:etpF%23a3VFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> luis wrote:
>> am having issues where the machine suddenly switchs off (not shut
>> down... really switch off)
>>
>> Thought it could be something related to the cooling fans...
>> Everest reports CPU temperature on the 90 to 95 centigrades (194 to
>> 203 Fahrenheit)....
>> (have a P4 3GHz.... on an ASUS P5GD1)
>>
>> What is the normal temp?
>>
>> Many thanks!!!!!!
>> luis
>
> Keep in mind that heat sufficient to force shutdown is probably damaging
> your processor. Even 160 F is too hot. Limit your use until you are able
> to
> correct this problem.
>
>

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
There is a "torture test" you can perform.
It is a program that computes Mersenne prime numbers, and its secondary
function is to test your CPU.
http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm

luis wrote:
> <sigh>.. going to do it immediatly...
> Is there any way to know if the CPU is damaged? e.g. tests to trigger?
> (apart from nothing working of course...)
>
> thank you!
> luis
>
> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
> news:etpF%23a3VFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> luis wrote:
>>> am having issues where the machine suddenly switchs off (not shut
>>> down... really switch off)
>>>
>>> Thought it could be something related to the cooling fans...
>>> Everest reports CPU temperature on the 90 to 95 centigrades (194 to
>>> 203 Fahrenheit)....
>>> (have a P4 3GHz.... on an ASUS P5GD1)
>>>
>>> What is the normal temp?
>>>
>>> Many thanks!!!!!!
>>> luis
>>
>> Keep in mind that heat sufficient to force shutdown is probably
>> damaging your processor. Even 160 F is too hot. Limit your use until
>> you are able to
>> correct this problem.

luis
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
news:eOmLou8VFHA.3424@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> There is a "torture test" you can perform.
> It is a program that computes Mersenne prime numbers, and its secondary
> function is to test your CPU.
> http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm
>
> luis wrote:
>> <sigh>.. going to do it immediatly...
>> Is there any way to know if the CPU is damaged? e.g. tests to trigger?
>> (apart from nothing working of course...)
>>
>> thank you!
>> luis
>>
>> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
>> news:etpF%23a3VFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> luis wrote:
>>>> am having issues where the machine suddenly switchs off (not shut
>>>> down... really switch off)
>>>>
>>>> Thought it could be something related to the cooling fans...
>>>> Everest reports CPU temperature on the 90 to 95 centigrades (194 to
>>>> 203 Fahrenheit)....
>>>> (have a P4 3GHz.... on an ASUS P5GD1)
>>>>
>>>> What is the normal temp?
>>>>
>>>> Many thanks!!!!!!
>>>> luis
>>>
>>> Keep in mind that heat sufficient to force shutdown is probably
>>> damaging your processor. Even 160 F is too hot. Limit your use until
>>> you are able to
>>> correct this problem.
>
>
>


CPU temperature: what is normal and what is not...