View Full Version : Dual Xeon Temp! ...is that normal?
02-01-2004, 09:30 AM
Hi i have a Dual Xeon 2.8Ghz (No OC! ...althought is stable @ 3.21Ghz!!!) ..for rendering (Cinema 4D XL 8) and when the cpus are in idle are about 32C ...but when rendering ...around 50+C! ....
this is the case that I have: http://www.enermax.com.tw/cs-1018new.htm
... 2x80mm front fans
... 2X80mm side fans
... 2X80mm rear fans
... 1x80mm top fan...
I bought the retail version Xeons 2.8 so I did not bother to buy new heatsinks + fans... I use the stock ones
that is all... just asking for other similar systems temps!??
...if you want to see one of my rendering visit:
02-01-2004, 05:47 PM
This seems normal to me. I also have dual 2.8 xeon's, and they idle between 36-40C. I'm not exactly sure what temp mine reach while rendering, but 50+C seems possible. I have a stock Compaq/HP workstation with no added fans, etc. and I've never had any heat related troubles at these temps.
02-01-2004, 05:53 PM
Those temps are well within the green range. You have nothing to worry about.
02-01-2004, 08:00 PM
Alan...download motheboard monitor 5. It is a cool program which allows you ..to always monitor your temps..
Greg thanx once again man!
02-02-2004, 01:31 AM
Those temps look spot on.
I hit 48C under very heavy load (beting it to death with benchmarks and synthetic tests) with a 2.4 xeon and a case that keeps it within 10C of ambient and where ambient stays under 40C. REalistic heavy load (i.e. games or rendering) is usualy 42C.
Which used to be well within intels specs, they seem to have sort of slipped new guidelines that actually don't tell you anything these days except that the case temp ahs to stay under a certain temperature when the case temp is measured form someplace you can't mesure it without compromising the integrity of your cooling solution.
I believe technically the max CPU temp is 74C IIRC, but all the intel docs now avoid stating such a thing in any form.
02-02-2004, 02:02 PM
the typical way CPUs die is called electromigration
and temperature is a major component of that process
Semiconductor Electromigration InDepth (http://www.dwpg.com/content.php?contid=2&artid=68) @ DWPG.com
50C is an acceptable threshold, however past that the raised temperature will start to shorten the expected lifespan of the CPU, that said the expected lifespan is probably 10 times that of what most users actually employ the CPU for :p
also worth a read
General Heat Transfer Guide (http://www.amdmb.com/article-display.php?ArticleID=105) @ Amdmb.com
specifically for computer cooling ;)
Cooling Technologies Explained (http://www.procooling.com/articles/html/cooling_technologies_explained.php) @ ProCooling
check out the articles database for alot of serious info ;)
02-02-2004, 02:21 PM
My dual 2.8GHz system runs at full load 24/7 and the temps are genreally around 55C, give or take a few degrees depending on the ambient temperature and how clean my intake filter is.
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