3705126a thumb Recommended Maximum CPU temperature List for Intel and AMD Processors You think your CPU is Hot , here is a checklist to confirm that what you  believe is true or just your fantasy,

I had Intel core2 duo on my Dell Notebook, It restarted abruptly and so I thought Heat might be the reason so I used the Dell Drivers CD to check and diagnose all my hardware at boot time ( you can do it too, just keep your driver CD in tray , restart system press f12 and select hardware diagnose and rest is easy).

Anyways, what i came up with is that Intel core 2 Duo series  which is currently used in all notebooks has a maximum temperature withstanding ability ( critical temperature ) of 100 degree celsius, and to crosscheck yours you can use this freeware utility SpeedFan ( It’s dangerous too so just dont fool around with settings, just use it to see your processor temperature ), Mine was 60 degree celsius when i checked and this is a little above normal temperature which is around 50 degrees.

See how well your Processor  beats the HEAT !!

 


CPU

Critical Temperature

AMD Athlon Series

 

AMD Athlon (socket) upto 1Ghz

90°C

AMD Athlon (slot) all speeds

70°C

AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.1Ghz+

95°C

AMD Athlon MP 1.33Ghz+

95°C

AMD Athlon XP 1.33Ghz+

90°C

AMD Athlon XP T-Bred upto 2100+

90°C

AMD Athlon XP T-Bred over 2100+

85°C

AMD Athlon XP Barton

85°C

AMD Athlon 64

70°C

AMD Athlon 64 (Socket 939, 1.4 volts)

65°C

AMD Athlon 64 FX (sledgehammer)

70°C

AMD Athlon FX (San Diego + Toledo + Windsor)

63°C

AMD Athlon X2 (Manchester + Toledo)

65°C

AMD Athlon X2 (Windsor)

70°C-72°C (1.35v – 1.25v)

AMD Athlon X2 (Brisbane)

78°C (1.25v)

  

AMD Phenom

 

AMD Phenom

70°C

AMD Phenom X3

70°C

AMD Phenom X4 (9100, 9750, 9850)

61°C

AMD Phenom X4 (9550, 9650)

70°C
  

AMD Sempron

 

AMD Sempron (T-bred/Barton core)

90°C

AMD Sempron (Paris core)

70°C

AMD Sempron (Manila)

69°C/78°C Model dependant

AMD Mobile Sempron

95°C
  

 

 

Intel Pentium D

 

Pentium D (Smithfield 805, 820)

63°C

Pentium D (Smithfield 830, 840)

69.8°C

Pentium D (Presler 915, 920, 930, 945, 960)

63.4°C

Pentium D (Presler 940, 950)

68.6°C

 

 

Intel Celeron Series

 

Celeron D (Prescott)

67°C

Celeron D (Cedar Mill)

69.2°C

Mobile Celeron

100°C
  

Intel Core 2 Duo

 

Intel core 2 Duo (Conroe E4300, E4400, E6300, E6400)

61.4°C

Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe E4500, E4600, E4700)

73.3°C

Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe E6320, E6420, E6540, E6550, E6600, E6700, E6750, E6850)

60.1°C

Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfdale)

72.4°C

Mobile Core 2 Duo All Versions (For Notebooks)

100°C
  

Intel Core 2 Extreme

 

Intel Core 2 Extreme (Conroe)

60.4°C

Intel Core 2 Extreme (Kentsfield Q6700)

71°C

Intel Core 2 Extreme (Kentsfield Q6600)

62.2°C

Intel Core 2 Extreme (Kentsfield QX6700, QX6850)

64.5°C

Intel Core 2 Extreme (Kentsfield QX6800)

54.8°C

Intel Core 2 Extreme (Yorkfiled Q9300, Q9450, Q9550)

71.4°C

Intel Core 2 Extreme (Yorkfield QX9650)

64.5°C

Intel Core 2 Extreme (Yorkfield QX9770)

55.5°C

Intel Core 2 Extreme (Hypertown QX9775)

63°C

 

 

Intel Itanium 2

 

Intel Itanium 2 below 1Ghz

66°C

Intel Itanium 2 1Ghz – 1.6Ghz

83°C

 
Hope this helped .