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Motherboard & CPU temperatures

What should be the ideal CPU Usage, more is better or less? Also, what should be the CPU & M/B Ideal Temperatures?
Having M/B temp more than 40dg celcius throughout is good or bad? IDos it pops the capacitors more early? Please reply in detail.
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Re: Motherboard & CPU temperatures

CPU usage generally depends upon what application(s) you are running. There are some apps that barely utilize the cpu, and there are others that are resource hogs that peg the CPU near 100%.

CPU temperature will also vary, depending on the load, and numerous other factors. For example, the ambient temp will affect the CPU temp - when it's cool in the room, the CPU temp will not be as high as if the room temp is warm/hot. Other factors include the type of HSF, the number of fans in the system, and the case itself, as some are better at dissipating heat than others.

So, to give you a better idea of what temp is normal for your setup we'd need much more info about the system. But for reference, 40 celcius is a pretty good CPU temp, particularly if that is under load.

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