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AMD A6 45°C - 57°C
AMD A10 50°C - 60°C
AMD Athlon 85°C - 95°C
AMD Athlon 64 45°C - 60°C
AMD Athlon 64 X2 45°C - 55°C
AMD Athlon 64 Mobile 80°C - 90°C
AMD Athlon FX 45°C - 60°C
AMD Athlon II X4 50°C - 60°C
AMD Athlon MP 85°C - 95°C
AMD Athlon XP 80°C - 90°C
AMD Duron 85°C - 95°C
AMD K5 60°C - 70°C
AMD K6 60°C - 70°C
AMD K6 Mobile 75°C - 85°C
AMD K7 Thunderbird 70°C - 95°C
AMD Opteron 65°C - 71°C
AMD Phenom II X6 45°C - 55°C
AMD Phenom X3 50°C - 60°C
AMD Phenom X4 50°C - 60°C
AMD Sempron 85°C - 95°C
Intel Celeron 67°C - 85°C
Intel Core 2 Duo 45°C - 55°C
Intel Core i3 50°C - 60°C
Intel Core i5 50°C - 62°C
Intel Core i7 50°C - 65°C
Intel Pentium II 65°C - 75°C
Intel Pentium III 60°C - 85°C
Intel Pentium 4 45°C - 65°C
Intel Pentium Mobile 70°C - 85°C
Intel Pentium Pro 75°C - 85°C
The Core Temp utility can provide a means of keeping track of your Processors core temperatures. However, while this program is screen reader usable it is not screen reader friendly and you may need to seek some sighted assistance in getting it set up. When installing it, be sure to read carefully, as it is a free program it tries to install some additional programs you may not want. Be sure to uncheck the boxes for anything you don't want.Remember, as stated at the top of the page, VIP Conduit does not provide tech support for this. Visit The Core Temp Website
If you’re regularly encountering high CPU temperatures, there are some steps you can take to try and fix the issue.
First, clean out your PC. High CPU temperatures are often caused by years of dust and grime built up inside a PC, clogging fans and crucial air pathways.
Local hardware stores usually charge outrageous prices for canned air, but you can pick up a bottle for about $7 on Amazon, or four for $18.
Note You may be able to find this at Target or Wal-Mart at roughly the same price:
While your at it , check to make sure that all your fans are working correctly, and that none of the vents in your PC are blocked.
Note: Some recent computer cases have built in air filters. If this is the case with yours, be sure to clean them on a regular basis. Not doing so may restrict air flow.
Hopefully that fixes the issue. If not, more intensive steps are in order. The thermal paste that transfers heat from your CPU to its cooler might have dried out if you’ve had your PC for a few years. That can cause temperature spikes.
Removing the old thermal paste with rubbing alcohol and a applying fresh layer can potentially help lower temperatures by a large amount. TechAdvisor has a helpful, illustrated article on how to remove and apply thermal paste, and you can find small syringes of thermal paste by respected brands like Arctic and Noctua for under $7 on Amazon. (I’ve been a happy Arctic Silver 5 user for years now.)
If all that doesn’t help, your cooling solution simply might not be capable of keeping up with your CPU’s heat output, especially if you’re pairing a stock cooler or a modest third-party cooler with higher-end chips—and doubly so if you’re overclocking. Buying a new CPU cooler may be in order.
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 ($30 on Amazon) is a solid, affordable air cooler. With its larger heatsink and fan, it’s a solid step up over stock AMD and Intel CPU coolers. Moving up in size and price, the Noctua NH-D14 ($75 on Amazon) is one of the most effective air coolers ever to hit the streets, but its large size might block memory access or not even fit in smaller cases.
Other possibilities are
Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 $94.99
Closed-loop liquid cooling solutions
(CLCs) provide far cooler temperatures than air coolers with minimal hassle. The 120mm Corsair H80i v2 ($95 on Amazon) is a great entry-level CLC, but if you plan on overclocking, consider moving up to the Corsair H100i v2 ($109 on Amazon) and its larger 240mm radiator, which can accommodate even fierce overclocks.
Updated on ... May 01, 2018