How hot is 'too hot' for my CPU / mb? (Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 )

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 - At what temps should I actually be concerned?

Asking cause I'm trying to quiet the cpu fan by running only when really necessary. (Yes, I know about better cooling fans...will do that when I can afford it). Thanks very much!
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  1. max CPU temp is 71.4C as of intel specsheet for this CPU:

    i would say 65 and below is safe for 24/7 usage...
  2. Remember that the Max TJ temp is the max it can withstand *Before* causing damage. If it doesn't go any higher than that then you can still use your system, but it will reduce the lifespan of the chip.
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