Are these good temps for idling?
I have an i7 8700 liquid cooled and idk if this matters but fortnite was installing at the time I took the picture
- DavidLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Those temperatures are fine
- FulanoLv 76 months ago
That's where my Intel chip idles, but it's got the stock cooler on it.
I usually avoid going over 70 C under load with newer chips, though they're supposed to be fine at that temp. I'll open it up and clean it if it starts getting warmer than that, or turn graphics settings down to make it not as hot.
The real question is what max temps it hits when it's under load? That's where you can run into problems.
- TomBLv 76 months ago
If your computer was in the process of installing a program....it was not idling.