1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 12, 2012 9:36 AM by Adolfo_Intel

    Intel E8400 Temperature



      I have a computer with processor INTEL E8400
      The main problem is the fact that the temperature is quite high during operating the computer.
      So, in idle state the temperature is reaching 45 degrees C, when browsing the Internet the temperature is temporary reaching 63 degrees C, and when making a full scanning with BitDefender, the temperature is reaching 66 degrees C, all in conformity with Asus Probe II.In Bios I have 56 C.
      The temperature of the room is 30 degrees C.

      I would like to know if such temperatures could damage the processor.
      Is it possible to solve this issue by changing the thermal paste?Or what else should I do?
      I am thanking you and wait for your answer.

        • 1. Re: Intel E8400 Temperature

          The TCase for this processor is 72.4 degrees Celsius.

          The TCase is a number established by Intel® as a point of reference in order to understand what could be expected as per normal processor temperature.


          Anything from the TCase and below will be the expected temperature of the processor in normal use, anything that doesn’t stress out the processor (watching movies, burning CDs, browsing the internet, creating documents, etc.) When the processor is stressed out meaning that you are running heavy processor applications that take control of the CPU or uses it at 100% the temperature will go beyond the TCase. It can perfectly reach 80 to 85 degrees and the processor will still be OK. The cooling fan is in charge to keep that temperature there.


          If the processor temperature reaches 100 degrees or higher it will send a signal to the motherboard to shut down to prevent mayor damages and most likely it won’t be possible to turn the computer back in until it cools down.


          The normal processor temperature will depend on the chassis type, the hardware involved and the location of the computer, and it usually is lower than the TCase.


          So since your processor has not even reach the TCase temperature (72.4 degrees Celsius) it means it is still running under specifications. At this point there is no reason to worry about your processor temperature.