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bk T
15-08-2012, 12:03 AM
CPU: Intel Q9550 with stock heatsink & fan

Just performed a Max heat stress test (using passmark) for this system with the following results:

CPU: 37.5C ~ 59.0C
GPU: 46.0C ~48.0C

Acceptable results?

icow
15-08-2012, 01:09 AM
Yup anything sub 60 for the CPU is fine in my book. 59 is probably a tad hot if there isn't an overclock though it's not a big deal.

Nick G
15-08-2012, 11:04 AM
Yup anything sub 60 for the CPU is fine in my book. 59 is probably a tad hot if there isn't an overclock though it's not a big deal.
This is when I say that our old p4 based system was hitting 60 with little or no usage? Compressed air was needed :)

bk T
15-08-2012, 11:37 AM
Yup anything sub 60 for the CPU is fine in my book. 59 is probably a tad hot if there isn't an overclock though it's not a big deal.

59 is still a little too hot even when the CPU is stressed to 100%?

wratterus
15-08-2012, 11:42 AM
Those temps are very acceptable with a stock heatsink. I would say good even. You've got no worries.

dugimodo
15-08-2012, 11:51 AM
It's not unusual for some processors on stock cooling to go into the 70's when stress tested, 59 is pretty good.
My i5 overclocked to 4.1Ghz gets to the high 60's when stress tested using a low end closed loop water cooler and I'm not worried about that at all.

Anything under 70 is ok, under 60 is good. Temps don't get dangerous until above 80 and many CPUs won't shut down until they hit 99 or 100. Of course lower is always better.

inphinity
15-08-2012, 12:12 PM
The design thermal limit for the Q9550 is ~71*C iirc, so 59 under load is fine.

Slankydudl
15-08-2012, 10:36 PM
HIGHLY recommend hyper 212 evo cpu cooler, you can pick them up for about $30 and my i52500k at 4.3ghz stays at a solid 40 when stress testing. ofcourse havign godo airflow also helps.

icow
15-08-2012, 11:04 PM
59 is still a little too hot even when the CPU is stressed to 100%?

No not really. You could reapply the thermal paste if you wanted too (only if you are using the stuff that comes with the stock cooler or haven't reapplied in a long time, otherwise there isn't much point) and you will probably take 5+ degrees off.