Ever wondered “what temperature should my CPU be?” You might have. The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the chip inside your computer that’s responsible for most of the day-to-day work that your system is doing. In short, it’s the part that does most of the work to make Windows and applications run. The ideal CPU temperature should be as cool as possible. A high CPU temperature can cause many problems like unwanted system crashes or physical damage to the processor itself.
Working long hours on your desktop or laptop puts the burden on the CPU and its temperature might increase due to the excessive load. You need to make sure that you check and maintain the CPU temperature.
You should know these facts so that any damage can be avoided:
#1. CPU Temperature
There are many software available that can help you in telling your CPU’s temperature. Monitoring your resources is essential for having a healthy PC. Knowing peaks of your computers’ abilities can sometimes be a lifesaver, and will prevent you from overloading, and overheating it. But there are so many factors in your computers that need to be monitored. Some of these factors are CPU load, clock speed and temperatures, fan speeds, voltages, RAM usage and more. If you know your CPU’s current temperature, you can prevent it from potential overheating. Therefore, you can be sure that your computer is functioning normally, even during the hottest days. ReimagePlus, HWMonitor, Real Temp, Rainmeter, Open Hardware Monitor, Speedfan, Core Temp, and CPU Thermometer are some of the best software for monitoring your PC’s CPU temperature. Using these will make sure that your PC does not explode on a hot day!
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#2. Best CPU Temperature
In general, you should consider 60 degrees Celsius the absolute maximum for long periods, but the average CPU temperature should be 45-50 degrees, for safety. To maintain this temperature you could do a little housekeeping and solve your problems. Dust is a major problem with PCs, as they attract it like no one’s business. A build-up of the material in or around the fan ports can make it harder for hot air to escape, and thus, make the fans work even harder. If you can, open the case of your PC and do a little bit of cleaning. You can use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust, just ensure that the plastic nozzle is fitted to the end and that you’re very careful not to touch any of the components.
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#3. What Else?
To control your PC’s temperature there are some other things also that you can try. It’s a simple rule that the more programs you have running on your PC at the same time, the more system resources will be used. This can slowly increase the heat of your machine and lead to the dreaded spinning of fans. To help your machine keep cool, try closing any applications that you’re not using. Some will have less impact than others, but it’s a good habit to get into. Some PCs will give you the option to set temperature thresholds when you want the fan to start working. Be sure to set these sensibly, as letting your PC run too hot for too long could do serious damage to your machine.
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So, there you have it. All you need to know about your CPU’s temperature and how to maintain it. Hopefully, now you can enjoy your digital adventures without worrying about your CPU blowing up! Let us know in the comments section below if you have any other tips or tricks to make your CPU cooler like mint!
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