1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 20, 2012 8:59 AM by Adolfo_Intel

    is my i5 3450 too hot ?

    Joosep T

      So while i am playing battlefield 3 my cpu stays on about 70-78 degrees celsius and i am wondering if this is too hot for my cpu ? I am using a stock fan.

      Idle temps are under 40 degrees celsius.

        • 1. Re: is my i5 3450 too hot ?
          Adolfo_Intel

          The TCase for this processor is 67.4 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 in other words, the temperature that you are reporting is under the expected temperature for this processor under the usage that you are describing.

          At this point there is no reason to worry about the temperature of your processor.