Processor temperature: Maintain your CPU and don’t ignore overheating

Overheating problems are the number one enemy of most electronic devices, as they can sometimes affect or completely damage their performance. Computer processors are one of the most electronically heated parts, due to the many and permanent processes that they perform without interruption as long as the computer is still working, so it is always necessary to check the temperature of the processor to avoid problems.

Although there are only Intel and AMD in the computer processor market, they offer many different processors that differ among them, so there is no ideal or average temperature can be said to be suitable for all types. Follow this article to find out the right temperature for your processor and how to solve the problems of high temperature if this happens.

Find out the most suitable processor temperature

You can find the maximum temperature that the processor can withstand by going to the official website of Intel or AMD and search for your processor type, and then look for the value of T JUNCTION if your processor is Intel or Max Temps in the case of AMD processors. You can also use the free Core Temp software that displays the current processor temperature as well as the maximum temperature it can withstand.

Most modern processors are able to withstand temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius, including laptop processors such as i5-6200U and desktop computers such as i9-9900K , but this does not mean that the processor can work at this temperature for a long time, after reaching this degree will start Its performance decreases in order to reduce its temperature, and may lead to the shutdown of the computer if the temperature does not decrease in a short time.

Therefore, you should keep at least 20 degrees below the maximum, as keeping the processor overheating may indicate a problem. This can lead to other problems if the temperature stays so high even when doing simple tasks. It does not require the work of all its cores to its maximum.

How to monitor processor temperature

Core Temp

When you open this program it identifies your processor type and specifications and shows the maximum temperature in addition to its current temperature, you do not need to keep the program window running after it is opened as it allows the display of the processor temperature with the icons of the active applications called System Tray.

By default, Core Temp displays the temperature of each processor cores separately, which may not be useful if you have a processor with four or more cores, but you can change that from the settings and have the program display only the highest temperature among those cores. Displays the frequency of the processor it is running on, the consumption of RAM, and the ability to determine the refresh rate of this information.

The program has a feature called Overheat Protection that alerts you when the processor reaches its maximum temperature. The feature also allows you to automatically run a specific program or shut down the computer when the processor overheats the set value. You can customize Core Temp with some other options such as adjusting the font, making the program work with booting the device and many more.

The program has a feature called Overheat Protection that alerts you when the processor reaches its maximum temperature. The feature also allows you to automatically run a specific program or shut down the computer when the processor overheats the set value. You can customize Core Temp with some other options such as adjusting the font, making the program work with booting the device and many more.

How to avoid overheating of the processor

You can avoid overheating by doing some precautionary measures, such as cleaning the dust on the fans and making sure they work, as well as using a thermal adhesive (Paste) and make sure to put enough for the processor to transfer heat from it well, and if you break the processor speed It is important to use a good cooling fan or, if available, consider water cooling.

In the case of the laptop you should make sure that there is no dust blocking the air in and out, and removing it, cleaning it and replacing the thermal adhesive to treat it every period is also necessary, especially if you have a somewhat old computer (a computer with third-generation Intel processors), As these computers suffer from overheating processors significantly compared to today’s processors, and it is possible to use a cooling base with additional fans to help avoid overheating the processor a bit.

It is always important to check the task manager when you notice that the fan movement is abnormally accelerated, as some viruses and malware can cause the processor to run at full power without interruption, which causes overheating, which in turn can cause long-term damage as well.

Also, some well-known programs, especially web browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox may suffer from some errors that lead to increased power consumption of the processor as well, and sometimes may be caused by some web pages that you open within the browser, so change the browser first problem and if the problem persists Avoid opening or not using these sites for a long time.

In some cases, the overheating of the processor may be the result of a malfunction of the motherboard or the processor itself, which could send incorrect information about its temperature, and the problem could be a software problem ( for example, an error in the BIOS or an older BIOS version ). If the problem does not go away after changing the drivers and updating your BIOS version, it is best to take the computer to a service center to accurately identify the problem and suggest the appropriate solutions for you.

Is the problem of overheating the processor so serious?

The worst thing that can happen in most cases is damage to the processor in the event of overheating for a long time, which may be seen by some as normal as the replacement of the processor is not difficult and will only cost to solve the problem to pay some money to buy a new one.

For laptops, it is quite different here, since its processors come integrated into the motherboard and can not be easily replaced such as desktop processors, so the damage of the processor may make you have to replace the motherboard completely, which will cost you a lot of money and time in the case of the presence of alternative motherboards basically.

Recently, some laptops come with SSD storage built into the motherboard as well, such as MacBooks and Microsoft Surface Laptop. When your processor is damaged due to overheating, the company will not recover your stored data. Only the only solution is to completely replace the motherboard. This may cause you to lose your data forever if you do not rely on an unofficial data recovery center that does not guarantee success.