Many GD users have asked about the range of acceptable temperatures that a CPU operates at. I'm here to help dispel any rumors and together we will get the facts straight.
CPUs and GPUs, being sensitive and important pieces of hardware, should stay between a so-called "golden" area in terms of their operating temperatures...
CPUs can operate at temperatures from -10° C all the way up to 70° C safely. Above 70° C isn't dangerous, but it is best to keep temps below that level. Software like prime95, however, is designed to burn CPUs, and thus temperatures observed while running that software will be greatly above 70° C.
GPUs can safely operate in a similar range. Depending on how they are cooled, they may run anywhere from 20° C all the way up to 100° C. I would recommend that you keep GPU temperatures under 80° C all the time, if possible, to extend the life and performance of your GPU.
Note: Graphics cards are designed to run well with the cooler they have equipped. Therefore, your temperatures may vary based on if your card uses an axial fan(s) versus a "blower" sytle fan. I don't recommend changing the cooler on graphics cards unless you are well-experienced and have researched the topic in-depth.
Software like EVGA Precision X or MSI Afterburner will allow you to set custom fan profiles for your graphics card, depending on the temperatures, and I recommend that you use these to get your temps as low as possible while maintaining a reasonable noise level.
Now it is your turn, leave a message below stating
1. Your CPU name, as given by GD
2. Your CPU idle Temp (no resource intensive programs running)
3. Your CPU onload Temp (for example, during a demanding game)
4. [Optional] your aftermarket cooling solution.
As we get a list of that data it will greatly help other people to take a look and see what they think their CPU temps they should be running and what cooling solutions they could consider.
Welcome. From this page you can submit a personal benchmark to GD. Once approved by GD admin everyone can search for your bench results here. The more results the more we all learn.
There are lots of free benchmark tools that test parts of your PC. Select a Type in the form to the right, then select a Tool and then select a Test. You will see a weblink appear beside your selection. Click this link to get the benchmark Tool. Try NovaBench for an all in one benchmark that is only 12Mb to download.
Run your choosen Benchmark Tool on your PC, using the benchmark tool's default setting. Take a screenshot displaying the benchmark score and information displaying your rig and submit that to us.