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Is this computer temperature normal?

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#1 Ignith


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:48 AM

Current specs:

Operating System
Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7400 @ 2.16GHz 190 °F
Merom 65nm Technology
2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 265MHz (4-4-4-12)
Hewlett-Packard 30A3 (U10) 211 °F
Default Monitor (1440x900@60Hz)
Generic Television (1440x900@60Hz)
Plug and Play Monitor (1440x900@60Hz)
X193W (1440x900@60Hz)
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 (HP)
93GB Hitachi HTS721010G9SA00 (SATA) 126 °F
Optical Drives
SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio
As you can see, the temperature of the CPU is well over 90 degrees Celsius. Is this normal for a computer like this?
It's a Compaq NC8430.

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#2 TsVk!


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:58 AM

That's very high for idling. If you were pushing the machine hard for an extended period you might see that.


Might be time to give it a good blow out with some compressed air, clean some of that dust out that's been building up over the years.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 01:21 PM

Considering that the max listed for that processor is 100 Celsius and 211 F equates to 99.4 Celsius...what needs to be said?  I'd be concerned about possible damage to other components.



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