was wondering cause my games runs the overclocked i7 920 at anywhere between 74 to 79C for most part and somtimes steady at 81c max. was wondering if buying another a better cpu cooler and lowering the temps if that would increase performance of the cpu. thought is at those temps it may throttle back and i not even know it but not sure if cpus do this i think they do not sure
When the CPU throttles down you will definitely notice the difference in performance. It will not be a small decrease, but something rather large. I don't have an i7-920, but I would say it should be several hundred MHz.
Buying a better cooler is always a good idea since heat kills electronics. Excluding laptops, I prefer the CPU temp to be no higher than 60C - 65C under 100% load.
yea i upgrade every few years so not worried about heat as long as its in the safe zone. i keep it somewhat warm in the house during summer so is why its warm in winter its alot lower cause i like cold weather but my main thing is weather or not it throttles