While working in computer technology field, most of us care about the life span of our investments made on hardware units like CPU and GPU. If everything is okay and working in their ideal temperature then these hardware units must last long and even longer than what is promised.
So what should be ideal CPU and GPU temperature of a system?
Experts say lower temperature is always good for long run. But for little higher temperature is fine for shorter span of time. Consumer CPUs and GPUs are designed to perform all kind of tasks thus it limits the single task to be run on fire like load.
Since CPU and GPU both has different tasks the ideal temperate is little different for both. Lets consider one at a time.
CPU: 45 to 50 Degree Celsius
CPU handles all the tasks and it deserves to be more cooler to be efficient.
The the ideal temperate for any CPU should be between 45 to 50 Degree Celsius and we should consider 60 Degree Celsius as the absolute maximum for a long run.
GPU: 35 to 60 Degree Celsius
GPU handles all the graphics calculation and it generates more heat than CPU. That is why many of system (like Gaming Desktop or Laptops, Server Grade Units) has dedicated GPU unit.
The the ideal temperate for any GPU should be between 35 to 50 Degree Celsius; while Gaming 60 Degree Celsius and we should consider 80 to 85 Degree Celsius as the absolute maximum for a long run with very intensive work load.
We should consider dedicated GPU in case of any graphical work, it helps CPU to work less which results in less heat and CPU can utilize its processing power somewhere else.
If your work is very limited to just watching high definition videos, work on office programs or even low level image work; don’t opt for a GPU. Why? because new CPUs are powerful enough to handle all the low level graphics work easily, but in return your system may get hot but that is okay.