I use AIDA64 Extreme and HWMonitor to measure my temps and I kept keeping an eye on it these past few days. I'm also using a Corsair H90 water cooler in a pull position, where it exhausts air out the back of the case. I finished building a new computer and I was wondering if something was going on with my CPU temps since on idle, both programs show it as 12 and 32 degrees. 32 degrees for the North Bridge, and 12 degrees for the CPU itself. Even touching my computer case on the outside feels cold. Like a mini fridge
I was wondering if the temp was way too low and not an accurate reading, but those two programs show the exact same temperatures. I heard temps can't go below ambient room temperature, but does it still hold true for a water cooled CPU? My room is not located inside a freezer by the way, but not hot either, maybe about 66 or 68 degrees. Judging by such a big temp difference, can it be accurate?
While playing a game and was about 20-30% load on my CPU, temps raised to about 40 degrees or higher. Made me wonder what 100% load temps were like, so I tried Prime95, tested my CPU for about 15 minutes at 100% load, and the temperature never went above 47 for the north bridge, and 43 for the CPU itself, on both monitoring programs I was using.
Is this an accurate reading. It just seems to run so cold at idle, and it makes me feel suspicious. Is that a normal temp at idle and load? I tried to google the answer, but kept finding posts talking about people overheating the CPU or it going over 80 degrees, so I wanted to try asking here.
Also, my GPU temp at idle is about 33 and is air cooled. Not sure if it matters, but might as well throw that number out there.