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Is my Processor getting too hot for its own good
« on: August 02, 2020, 04:39:38 PM »
Hi all

Don't know if anyone will know this but

My PC is quite a few years old now but has worked well and not given any issues, its a HP Envy 700-230ea running a fourth generation Intel i7 Processor 4770 IIRC, over the years I have upped the ram to 32gb changed the boot HD to an SSD and added a couple of HD's for storage.

Now the problem or question, if I run something like IntelBurn to stress the system and use Hardware monitor software to keep an eye on things I see that the processor will reach about 97 deg C but interestingly the processor fan tops out at about 67%, I would have thought it would be running 100% at that temp.

So the question is, are those temps doing harm to the processor, should I invest in a new cooler, although the small footprint case limits the upgrade options from the stock Intel cooler and big case mounted fans are not an option neither is an AIO liquid cooler, its got room for its back fan and processor fan only.

Could it be something simple like the original heat sink compound has dried out and just needs changing.

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Re: Is my Processor getting too hot for its own good
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 05:37:28 PM »
Hi,

I suppose my first question would have to be, why are you trying to stress the system?

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Re: Is my Processor getting too hot for its own good
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 06:15:55 PM »
No obvious reason, just because I could I suppose, been watching a lot of YoueTube videos during lock-down on PC Repair and upgrades and many of them ended using Intelburn to stress test the system to ensure it was in full working order, so downloaded the software to try on mine, then saw the temps and though that's not good, I suppose its always been like it but I don't do anything heavy these days so its not really an issue I suppose, I was just surprised and concerned at the high temps I was seeing.
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Re: Is my Processor getting too hot for its own good
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 06:26:22 PM »
You could try installing SpeedFan and then using it to control your fan speeds, as described here:
https://www.technorms.com/19869/regulate-computer-temperature-with-speedfan

It needs to be kept running in the background (minimized) to work.

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Re: Is my Processor getting too hot for its own good
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 06:49:51 PM »
Hi there,

If you feel you have the skills....

Try taking a look at the fan and air intake/output grills and seeing if they are clogged up.

Quite often this can happen and it has a big effect on the temperature both the processorand the pc runs at.

If they are clogged/blocked - clean all the dust etc out and then see how the pc performs afterwards.

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Re: Is my Processor getting too hot for its own good
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 07:41:00 PM »
This page may be of interest to you @N_GaugeModeller  -

https://www.comparitech.com/net-admin/best-cpu-temperature-monitors/

I currently have the one at number 6 installed - Core Temp which is a free programme. It usually shows my core temperatures in the range of 30-50 degrees.
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Re: Is my Processor getting too hot for its own good
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 05:08:41 AM »
A big can of air cleaner is your friend - its amazing what it will clear out! Do it outside though!,
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