Have you ever wondered exactly what is the normal CPU temperature for better PC performance? Here is the list of popular Intel & AMD processors and their ideal CPU temperature.
Usually, there are two groups of users that gets worried about CPU temperature; overclockers and almost anybody with a powerful computer. That is the reason users needs to know the best CPU temperature so that they can save their expensive hardware from overheating.
When PC surpasses its average CPU temperature it can cause serious internal damage. Like, it can increase electrical resistance reducing efficiency or cause data corruption. In most serious cases, higher CPU temperature can cause solder melting. All modern CPUs have smart sensor called TJ Max which throttle or shutdown CPU when the maximum temperature is reached.
Usually, normal CPU temp is ambient room temperature but you should consider 60°C to be the maximum CPU temp for long period. Anyhow, average PC temperature for healthy CPU is 45°C to 50°C.
Always Monitor CPU Temperature
Monitoring computer temperature is a healthy activity. It not only saves your precious hardware, but it also provides useful knowledge. You can check CPU temperature by temperature monitoring apps which are very helpful in this regard. Some of them are CoreTemp, HWMonitor, Speccy, Open Hardware Monitor, SpeedFan etc.
Maximum and Normal CPU Temperature
Here is provided the list of maximum and normal CPU temperatures of Intel & AMD processors. You can check here your processor’s normal temperature just by scrolling down the list.
|Processor Type||Average/Normal CPU Temp||Maximum CPU temperature|
|Intel Core i3-7350K||45°C to 60°C||100°C|
|Intel Core i5-7600K||45°C to 65°C||100°C|
|Intel Core i5-6600K||42°C to 53°C||72°C|
|Intel Core i5-4670K||47°C to 60°C||72°C|
|Intel Core i5 4690K||60°C||74°C|
|Intel Core i5-3570K||50°C to 62°C||67°C|
|Intel Core i7-7700K||50°C to 70°C||100°C|
|Intel Core i7-6700K||52°C to 70 °C||72°C|
|Intel Core i7-4790K||Below 70°C||73°C|
|Intel Core i7-4770K||55°C to 65°C||67°C|
|Intel Core i7-3770K||55°C to 65°C||67°C|
|Intel Core i7-2600K||47°C to 60°C||72°C|
|Intel Celeron||67°C – 85°C||73°C|
|Intel Core 2 Duo||45°C – 55°C||105°C|
|Intel Pentium Pro||75°C||85°C|
|AMD A6-7400K||45°C – 57°C||70°C|
|AMD A6-6400K||49°C to 57°C||70°C|
|AMD A6-5400K||45°C to 55°C||70°C|
|AMD A10-7850K||50°C – 60°C||72.4°C|
|AMD A10-6800K||50°C to 55°C||74°C|
|AMD A10-5800K||50°C to 55°C||74°C|
|AMD Athlon 64||45°C – 60°C||78°C|
|AMD Athlon FX||45°C – 60°C||70°C|
|AMD Athlon 64 X2||45°C – 55°C||78°C|
|AMD Phenom II X6||45°C – 55°C||62°C|
|AMD Phenom X4||50°C – 60°C||62°C|
|AMD Opteron||54°C – 60°C||69°C|
Estimated Lifespan of Overheated CPU
There is no real statistical data available about modern CPU’s estimated lifetime running under higher temperature. But the research given below has obtained through users on different forums, so it’s quite authentic.
Lifespan of CPU varies with the change of CPU temperature which is as under;
40°C (104℉) or below is heaven for every CPU.
At 50°C (122℉) is a not bad temperature for any CPU.
CPU starts getting damaged in its lifetime at 60°C (140℉).
A CPU running at 70°C (158℉) during 24 hours and 7 days a week, will probably last 2-6 years.
A chip running at 80°C (176℉) during 24 hours and 7 days a week, will probably last 1-3 years.
A chip running at 90°C (194℉) during 24 hours and 7 days a week, will probably last 6-20 months.
What Are the Symptoms of Computer Overheating?
At normal CPU temperature, you don’t need to worry but once it gets hot you will notice some of the these problems. These symptoms of overheating often arise while doing a difficult task or playing the high end graphics game.
These signs include constantly running fan, slow performance, error messages, system freezes, blue screen of death appears, lines appear across the screen, system shutdowns itself. You can also feel immense heat emitting from major hardware components.
If these signs are present in any PC than a quick solution is must to counter this overheating problem and maintain normal CPU temperature.