Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:37 PM
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Not all hardware monitoring software is 100% accurate, it has a margin of error, but it does give you a basic idea of what range your core temperatures are, but not with 100% accuracy.
Next your core temperature of 50 degrees is what I call more than acceptable, all processors have to emit some form of heat, there is a lot of action taking place inside a processor that can't be accomplished without heat being the result of it, this is normal.
Every processor has a break-down point called a threshold, once the core reaches this threshold, the circuitry built into the core will react and safety circuits will shut the flow of electrons down through a circuit designed to protect the processor from possible damage from over-heating.
Depending on the circuitry built into the processor, that threshold could be set at or around a range of 90 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheaper processors may react to lower temperatures, then again, they may not react at all and burn open, causing total permanent damage.
I truly believe your processor was suffering from extreme heat exposer, but its safety circuit, shut the processor down before permanent damage was the result which is what a good processor is supposed to do when that happens.
I also believe your processor is now back to operating at a safe temperature zone and you should not have any problems related to the processor core over heating until, once again, dust build up has reached the point it was before the laptop was recently serviced.
You should have this service done annually, the atmosphere has a lot of dust and other molecules floating in it and the cooling fans suck a lot of that into the computer and it builds up over time.
Good luck and hope all continues to work in your favor.
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