CPU Temp

  podlod 09:30 04 Nov 2010
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Hi, I have for some time now had problems with my software games, example; Total War, Fallout 3, The Witcher, etc. As before after a couple of hours the game freezes for a split second and the characters start to stutter, so I think it may be my CPU. How on my pc can I enable to read the Temp that my CPU is at, as I read that it should be between 55C and 65C maybe a little more if I am playing a game, I think mine maybe is in the region between 88C and 98C.
I have an ATI Radeon HTI 4800 series graphics card, with my spec as follows;
Processor
Model : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
Speed : 2.10GHz
Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
Type : Dual-Core
System
System : System manufacturer System Product Name
Mainboard : ASUSTeK Computer INC. A8N-SLI Premium
Bus(es) : PCI PCIe IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A8N-SLI Premium ACPI BIOS Revision 1008
Total Memory : 3GB DDR

Chipset
Model : AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron HyperTransport Technology Configuration
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 1.05GHz (2.10GHz)
Total Memory : 3GB DDR
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 175MHz (350MHz)
Video System
Adapter : ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (2GB, PCIe 2.00 x16, PS3.0, VS3.0)

Windows XP Home Edtion

  Nontek 09:44 04 Nov 2010

click here run this (Free version) then click on Sensors in the left-hand column - you can then see all your CPU Temps.

  podlod 10:41 04 Nov 2010

Hi, thanks for the info on the free software, a great bit of kit, really helpful.
I gave my PC a test for CPU and the results are as follows;

CPU temp = 34C
CPU core 0 = 32C
CPU core 1 = 37C
This is just running on normal after approx 10 min, so I will have to test on game later, but are these temps which are fluctuating slightly, ok?

  Nontek 10:59 04 Nov 2010

Yes, they are fine, quite low in fact.

  961 11:36 04 Nov 2010

Two things

After an hour or so of gaming, check temps are still within spec

Is the temp of the graphics card ok? Fan ok?

  podlod 06:52 05 Nov 2010

Hi, after playing a couple of hours yesterday I checked the CPU on the new SIW software while the game was still running and playing up, and found that the temps had only increased approx 3 or 4 Centigrade so that cant be the prob? Today I will look at the graphics card and fan as you suggest after again a couple of hours of play and inform you of the results.
Just want to say thanks again for your help, and return to you later.

  podlod 19:08 05 Nov 2010

Hi again, well after a couple of hours of game play everything seems to be running around 40c, but still it makes this re-occurrence of sound and split second freezing, any ideas?

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