Systems running hot?

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Tue Dec 22 10:06:28 UTC 2009

"Daniel O'Connor" <doconnor at> writes:
> FWIW the Core 2 Duo in my "games" machine which is overclocked from 2.13 
> to 3.06GHz idles at 60C and gets up to 75C when under heavy use. Before 
> overclocking it used to idle around 50C (that appeared to be the BIOS's 
> target temperature)

My E6600s idle at around 35 C in the summer and 25 C in the winter
(they're in an unheated room).

85 C (not 75 C as I wrote earlier - I misremembered) is critical for a
C2D, except for some Xeon-branded models which go up to 100 C.  See the
comments in the coretemp driver.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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