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SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

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SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

Hi guys
After days of infuriating failed attempts at bringing down my celeron D temperature (50 on startup, 57 after a while) I've started wondering what the average temperature is for a CPU.
So folks, what CPU do you run and what is its average temperature? What cooling do you use? (IE fan with heat sink or water cooling).
Also feel free to tell me its startup temperature and "running a while" temperature!
Thanks
EDIT: You can use Speedfan to find out the temperature of your CPU. The hottest temperature it shows (they're listed numerically) is generally the CPU.
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

shuttle with 'ice' cooling system, 35C; dell inspiron laptop, with cooler beneath, 38C.  without the cooler, the laptop runs at about 45C.
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

Happy to add some detail to this, but and idea that might be worth exploring; perhaps a link to some software which will allow people to find out the details might be useful.
If people know how to find out, they have a better chance of responding.
What tool do you use currently?
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

I used Speedfan to get the info.
Currently running an AMD Athlon 3100+ with Zalman fan and heatsink.  Processor sits around 54C after an hour's running. (The spec for the processor indicates that its max operating temp is 85C so it's well below that!)
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

Using coretemp to get the temparatures, my Q6600 is running at between 34 and 36 per core.

For cooling I use a scythe mine revision B with arctic silver thermal paste.
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

<img src="http://www.binarybob.plus.com/matt/temps.png">

Yay water. At those temps I should be able to get it a bit faster too.
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

With a Scythe Mine rev b Arctic Silver 5 and an Akasa Eclipse 62 case these are my results (note that the CPU has throttled down from 2667MHz
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

I would like to contribute and also to find out for my own interest;  Chris, Orbrey and Oldjim - How do you get to the information you’ve displayed? 
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

CoreTemp http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
CPU Z  http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
Also useful is GPU-Z which monitors your graphics card http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

I'm sure I tried coretemp recently and found its limited in the motherboards and processors it can read. Speedfan can read the temperature of almost everything.
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

Note that on my motherboard speedfan doesn't record the core temperatures correctly
Edit - version 4.35 does
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

@okrzynska
There's a lot of different versions of coretemp out there, and it's regularly updated - try and grab the latest version from the home site (Oldjim's link above) rather than from any of the 3d/overclocking sites as they tend to have older versions.
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Re: SURVEY: What temperature does your CPU run at?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
Core 0 24c
Core 1 28c
using CPUID Hardware monitor.
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My work machine:
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