My CPU temp is a whopping 100 degs. I know this is way too high. Have an MSI mobo that monitors temp & fan speed. Fan speed is 2500 rpm on average which seems to be ok. how can I cool cpu? This has only been the case in last 24 hours - was running on average about 37 - 42 degs before. Should I switch off immediatley? (well, after some kind soul replies to this!)
Has the machine started to malfunction, or has the noise it makes changed?
From where is this info coming? BIOS report? SSoft Sandra? Windows system report? Do they all say the same
If temp is 100 then fan would normally be running much faster than 2500
Is this machine under warranty? What make, or self build. Do you open the case your self?
If so, open the case and switch on. Is the fan running. Is it clogged with dust. If not working then replace fan with new similar
Basic advice is to enter BIOS (press del on boot up) and check settings and temp reports. Let us know what you find. If processor/heatsink has not been disturbed then it should not be neccesary to remove or replace them
BIOS reports 42 degs centigrade / 107 degs fahrenheit. My mobo is MSI 865PE Neo2.Has a mobo/cpu monitor called core centre which seems to only report in fahrenheit. Can I take it the 42 degs centigrade is an acceptable level? Regarding the fan speed - not clogged up & have on highest speed setting - still only reported to to be 2600ish rpm. Should I invest in a faster cpu fan? or judging by temp of cpu - is it doing ok?
You say that 100 degrees is too high and if you're talking centigrade it is, but it's so high I'd have expected the CPU to be cooked. If it's 100 degrees fahrenheit then that is approx 38 degrees centigrade which is pretty good, and matches previous results.
Yes it's 100 fahrenheit - so no probs then. The reason I panicked is that I am sure the temp monitor has always previously been about 37 - 43 degrees, which I assumed was ok. It seems to have switched to monitoring in Fahrenheit rather tham Centigrade - Don't know why??? I didn't touch nuffink - Honest!!! Thanks all anyway.