I performed heavy load tests in room that had about 23°C, I run stress test with program called HeavyLoad that during test performs:
- Full CPU load
- writing to a temp file (ssd stress)
- allocates full virtual and physical memory (memory stress)
- simulates disk accesses (more useable in with hard disk, than ssd)
- stresses GPU with 3D rendering graphics.
I first run the test for 5 minutes to warm up the PC and then I run 10 minute test while I measured temperatures and other parameters with program HWiNFO64.
Temperature results on test are:
- min: 88.0°C
- max: 91.0°C
- GPU cores (CPU GT Cores):
- min: 86.0°C
- max: 89.0°C
- Intel PCH:
- min: 70.0°C
- max: 76.6°C
- Crucial SSD:
- min: 53.0°C
- max: 58.0°C
If we check Intel’s specifications on i7-3517U it is declared that processor has T_JUNCTION = 105°C. Intel declares: Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die. It seems that processor is running as expected and in not too hot.
Regarding SSD, I didn’t found specs for my SSD exactly, but for similar SSDs Crucial is reporting operating temperatures from 0°C to 70°C, which also shows that SSD isn’t too hot.