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

normal CPU temperatureHere 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 Duron 85°C 90°C
AMD Opteron 54°C – 60°C 69°C

Estimated Lifespan of Overheated CPU

normal CPU temperatureThere 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?

normal CPU temperatureAt 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.

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