Normal CPU Temp Range: Complete Guide [Latest 2021]

CPU, also known as central processing unit comprises of an electronic circuit that executes all the instructions given by the user. It performs basic arithmetic, logical, input-output and various other programs. So to have proper malfunctioning of your CPU, the temperature of the CPU must be accurate and should not exceed to its agreeable limits. Overheating of your computers is the only cause of the CPU getting too hot. It can cause damage to your system. So it is necessary to have a constant check on your CPU temperature to ensure that your device is safe from any harm.

Overheating of the CPU occurs due to many reasons which we will discuss in the next section. The temp of your CPU should be equal to the average CPU temp or slightly up and down from the normal CPU temp but should not have a huge difference. If you notice the CPU temp getting higher even when not in use, then you should know how to check your CPU temperature.

SO, hurry up! And read the article below to know everything about the temp of your CPU.

Max CPU Temperatures- How Hot Is Too Hot?

You might be wondering about what is the maximum temperature of your CPU. Well, you are at the right place! Let’s discuss this in brief.

The normal and the max CPU temp differs from one model to another. It depends on various factors such as manufacturing, load given to the CPU and several others. It’s hard to give an answer which fits every model. 

Every model of Intel and AMD (basically the Ryzen series) has the max CPU temp in the range of 110 degree celcius. Practically, at this stage, you will notice a sudden decrease in the performance of your PC.

The normal CPU temp is ideally the room temp that is, around 20-25 degree celcius or ranging from 30-40 degrees. Also if the temp of your PC hits the range of 40-45 degree celcius, still it is considered to be safe and adequate.

But once the temp of your CPU hits 80 degrees or above, you need to reduce the load by closing some of the tabs, especially the gaming which adversely affects your PC.

The average CPU temp range while gaming is 70-80 degrees, if your PC exceeds this limit you need to use cooling systems to cool down the temp.

Given below is a list of processors and their average temperature under full load. Have a look at it and find the correct temperature for your processor.

 

Processor

Average Temp Under Full Load

AMD A6

         45°C – 57°C

AMD A10

         50°C – 60°C

AMD Athlon

         85°C – 95°C

AMD Athlon 64

         45°C – 60°C

AMD Athlon 64 X2

         45°C – 55°C

AMD Athlon 64 Mobile

         80°C – 90°C

AMD Athlon FX

         45°C – 60°C

AMD Athlon II X4

         50°C – 60°C

AMD Athlon MP

         85°C – 95°C

AMD Athlon XP

         80°C – 90°C

AMD Duron

         85°C – 95°C

AMD K5

         60°C – 70°C

AMD K6

         60°C – 70°C

AMD K6 Mobile

         75°C – 85°C

AMD K7 Thunderbird

         70°C – 95°C

AMD Opteron

         65°C – 71°C

AMD Phenom II X6

         45°C – 55°C

AMD Phenom X3

         50°C – 60°C

AMD Phenom X4

         50°C – 60°C

AMD Ryzen

         70°C – 80°C

AMD Sempron

         85°C – 95°C

Intel Celeron

         65°C – 85°C

Intel Core 2 Duo

         45°C – 55°C

Intel Core i3

         50°C – 60°C

Intel Core i5

         50°C – 62°C

Intel Core i7

         50°C – 65°C

Intel Pentium II

         65°C – 75°C

Intel Pentium III

         60°C – 85°C

Intel Pentium 4

         45°C – 65°C

Intel Pentium Mobile

         70°C – 85°C

Intel Pentium Pro

         75°C – 85°C

How To Check Your CPU’s Temperature?

As you know, Windows does not have a built-in feature for checking CPU temp. So you need to use different applications which will sense and monitor the temperature of your PC. In this section, we will discuss several ways to check the temp of your CPU. They are as follows:

Method 1:

Check the BIOS- BIOS stands for basic input/output system. This is a built in feature available in windows 10. It displays the temp of your PC on the screen, that helps you to adjust the temp accordingly. Follow the below steps to check the BIOS of your system in Windows 10. 

  • Open settings available in the taskbar.

  • Search for updates& security option.

  • Now, from the panel aside, select recovery.

  • Under recover, there is an option for advanced setup.
  • Click on the “restart now” button.

  • Now tap on troubleshoot option.
  • Click on advanced options => UFEI firmware settings.

  • Now restart your PC.

  • After this the temp of your CPU will be displayed on your screen. This app has a drawback that it does not check the temp of the PC in a continuous manner. However, it displays only when you check it.

Apart from this, the other way of checking the temp is by   using  temp monitoring applications such as CORE TEMP, HW Monitor, Speed fan etc. lets discuss them briefly.

Method 2:

Looking for the easiest and the fastest working app? CORE TEMP is the solution to your problem. You can easily check the temp of your CPU within few minutes using CORE TEMP. Follow the steps given below to use this app and find out your PC temp.

  • First of all open the app by clicking its icon.
  • Now you can see the temp of your PC from the bottom of the screen.
  • Access the temp of your processor quickly from the taskbar.

Method 3:

Speed fan app is a software whose basic function is to monitor and control the speed of the fans depending upon the abilities of the sensor chip and hardware of your PC. Also, by using this app you can even change the speed of your fans depending on your system’s temperature. It also helps in reducing noise and power consumption too.

Method 4:

HW Monitor is a software which keeps the track record of the mental health of your PC, such as temperature of different components, voltages across each component which will help you to ensure the safety of your PC.

Now what are you waiting for? Go and use any of these apps and start monitoring temp of your PC to maintain it to normal cpu temp.

Tips To Keep Your CPU Temp Down:

Here are some of the recommendations you can follow in order to maintain average CPU temp. Let’s start with it:

  • Vacuum the PC: It is necessary to clean out all the dust, dirt and other particles which clog the working of your PC and the CPU fans. You can either open up the case or can use compressed air dusters to keep your PC clean.

  • Prevent CPU from Overclocking: Overclocking happens when the user modifies the processor to attain higher performance compared to the original one. Do not try to overclock your PC as it increases the CPU temp causing damage to your system.
  • Replace The Thermal Paste: Drying up of the thermal paste results in the increasing CPU temp. So replacing the old layer of the thermal paste with a new one will transfer all the heat from the CPU to the cooler, hence cooling down the CPU temp.

  • Temp Monitoring Apps: Download temp monitoring applications to keep a constant eye on the temp of your system.
  • Add More Fans: Install additional fans to your computer which will apparently lower down the CPU temp.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

Presented below are some of the most frequently asked questions. Have a look at them to clear your queries.

The perfect temp of the CPU is 22-24 degree celcius. 10 degrees of difference is still considered to be safe.

There are multiple to check the temp. You can use temp monitoring apps for laptops and PC.

As discussed earlier, if your CPU reaches to 80 degrees or above you need to cool it down as it may lower the efficiency of your CPU.

While gaming, the CPU temp rises to 70-80 degrees in normal condition.

In the previous section there are many ways to lower down the CPU temp. Read them out, and in case of any query let us know through the comments.

High CPU temp may have an adverse effect on your system and can cause high damage to it. So to ensure the safety of your PC you should have a constant eye on it.

Conclusion: 

As expected, we hope this article has proven out to be advantageous to you and your CPU. It is crucial to maintain an adequate temperature of your CPU, because we know the cooler the processor, the better is the performance. We have provided you with the maximum of what we could. In this article, we tried to mention every CPU temp range for all the temperatures like normal cpu temp, average cpu temp, max cpu temp, ideal cpu temp and many more. In case of find trouble anywhere, do share your queries or in the comment section below. We will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Sean

Sean

My name is Sean and I started this project in 2019. It has been growing ever since. I am serial tech entrepreneur and a tech geek . My experience in blogging and technology helps me understand what type of content people are looking for and I intend to provide the information in the best possible way. I want to grow our online community in such a way that whenever someone thinks of technology, the first thing that comes to their mind, is Notion Ink.

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