Systems running hot?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Tue Dec 22 10:53:29 UTC 2009

On Tue, 22 Dec 2009, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> "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).

Mine are in an unheated room too ;)

> 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.

OK that makes more sense :)

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