I have a query about my PC's Core Temperature. I have recently installed a rear fan on my computers case, as previously I noticed the case feeling rather warm (not hot) after being on an hour or so. Anyway it was at this time I decided to also give the insides on my PC a good clean.
All this went fine and I also decided to see what the temperature were like inside the case so i downloaded 'SpeedFan' and noticed what I consider rather high levels with regard to my CPU and Core Temperatures.
My PC had been on a while so I thought I'd let it cool overnight and investigate this further in the morning. I monitored my temperatures at random intervals after getting my initial temperatures straight after logon.
See the attachment for screenshots of my findings.
I should mention here my PC Spec:
Motherboard: ASUS P52 SE2
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 @ 2.5GHz
RAM: 2x 1GB DDR2 Dual Channel
GPU: Palit Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
not sure on exact model of CPU Cooler but looks similar to: Akasa AK-CCE-7101CP - Intel 775 1156 CPU Cooler
The findings showed that after logon:
CPU: 35 Â°C
Core 0: 53 Â°C
Core 1: 53 Â°C
After 20 Minutes of Game Play (The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind)
CPU: 97 Â°C
Core 0: 104 Â°C
Core 1: 103 Â°C
This remained pretty constant until I quit the game when
CPU: 80 Â°C
Core 0: 87 Â°C
Core 1: 87 Â°C
and then a minute or so after I quit the game the levels fell to:
CPU: 51 Â°C
Core 0: 65 Â°C
Core 1: 65 Â°C
The inside of my case seems fine I've even gone so far as to put my hand close to the cpu cooler when the core temp is around 103 Â°C and it is cool not warm so I don't know if I should change my CPU cooler, change the thermal compound between the CPU and fan or both?
Can anyone offer any advice?