My CPU temp sometimes gets up to 60 C. Is this too hot?
Last couple of days I was having win xp freeze on shutdown - couldn't even switch it off with on/off switch; reset didn't work; nor did system restore.
After downloading win updates the problem resolved. Been reading some threads and wondering if the problem could have been temp related? CPU is steady at 55 C just now - have just realised the tower was a bit close to me curtains and have moved them!
You cannot do anything with the fan other than fit a better one. the side panel may have two screws at the back holding the left side on looking from the front but some modern cases are very easy not needing any tools to remove there is nothing to break. when the screws are remove the panel may slide to the back to remove it
Huggyg71, do you mean the software telling me the temps? If so, that's pc alert 4. Don't know where it came from - my brother put the computer together for me. (He's a computer guy, but 200 miles away and prob in bed just now!)
Hope this helps to ease your mind regarding CPU temp.
1.4 What is the normal operating temperature of my AMD processor? The operating temperature of a system or processor is highly dependent on the characteristics of the system as a whole and the combination of components that make up the system. Consequently, the "normal" operating temperature will vary from system to system, depending on each system's make-up. Some of the variables that affect the operating temperature of a system are: case size, air flow characteristics, installed components, processor speed, processor heatsink/fan solution, thermal interface material, power supply, voltage settings, workload, and ambient air temperature. An approximation to the typical reading from a BIOS or an external software utility is expected to be around 60ºC-65ºC or lower.