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What should my CPU temp be at?

Hi i have an amd fx4300 and i was looking to see at what temp my cpu is supposed to be at, and also what is the most i can take it to without damaging it? i have an asrock 970 extreme3 mobo also.
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    keep it under 65C is my rule of thumb...more and you run a higher risk of damaging your cpu.
  2. atomicWAR said:
    keep it under 65C is my rule of thumb...more and you run a higher risk of damaging your cpu.


    im running at a cool 30c.
  3. then u have room to overclock it :) just make sure temps at full load stay below the previously mentioned 65C
  4. I would say run your core temperatures below 65C. Use a monitoring program like HWmonitor to see the temps of the cores. It is common to mistake CPU temp with socket temperature. Which are different things. Cheers.
  5. I agree with the temp people are saying, keep it under 65C under full load. Running idle 30s is normal. (Room temps can affect it greatly, running AC helps)
  6. well i have 4 fans and my cpu cooler in an cooler master haf case. i have the fans down to 2 speed and it is running at 38C. when i have them all the way up, i run at 28C. it just gets loud with all of them.

    does anyone know how to put in image in here so i can show you guys?
  7. Michael Mcclellan said:
    well i have 4 fans and my cpu cooler in an cooler master haf case. i have the fans down to 2 speed and it is running at 38C. when i have them all the way up, i run at 28C. it just gets loud with all of them.

    does anyone know how to put in image in here so i can show you guys?

    Yes, you need to save pic to computer then use:
    http://imageshack.us/
    Register (easy n quick) then you can upload the file to the site. (select to upload as 640x480. Once it is uploaded, copy "Forum Code" link and paste it into the forum you want. At first you only see a link, but you can click preview and you'll see the image in the post.
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