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cpu temperature too high while gaming, crosses 100C

Whenever I play games like crysis 3 my cpu temperature goes up to 100C or more and while playing assassins creed 3 temps get close to 90C. I run both of these games on medium settings on a 1366x768 monitor.

Cpu idle temp is 40C.
Gpu temp while gaming is 55-60C

My system specs are-
i5 650 @3.2 ghz
4gb ddr3 ram@ 1333mhz
Xfx hd 7750 1gb gddr5 core edition

I use the stock cpu cooler along with two case fans on the side for exhaust and intake. And sometimes while playing games like cod mw3 and mw2 my pc freezes and a buzzing sound comes out from the speaker, I have to do a hard reboot at those times.

Are these temperatures too high to fry up the mobo? What do I do to bring the temp down?
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  1. 100c is high, i think max is around 80c. overheating would casuse crashing, freezing, and resets. Best option to cool it down would dust the case, manage the cables to maximize airflow, and replace thermal paste on the heatsink as its prob dried up or replace with a new cooler.
  2. 100c on a silicon chip is going to melt the internals.
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    terminator13Raj said:
    Whenever I play games like crysis 3 my cpu temperature goes up to 100C or more and while playing assassins creed 3 temps get close to 90C. I run both of these games on medium settings on a 1366x768 monitor.

    Cpu idle temp is 40C.
    Gpu temp while gaming is 55-60C

    My system specs are-
    i5 650 @3.2 ghz
    4gb ddr3 ram@ 1333mhz
    Xfx hd 7750 1gb gddr5 core edition

    I use the stock cpu cooler along with two case fans on the side for exhaust and intake. And sometimes while playing games like cod mw3 and mw2 my pc freezes and a buzzing sound comes out from the speaker, I have to do a hard reboot at those times.

    Are these temperatures too high to fry up the mobo? What do I do to bring the temp down?


    Yes YES OMG YES! (1) BLAST the dust bunnies with air. (2) make sure cabling is out of the way for easy case flow (3) use a incense near the fans and see which way the air flows, does it blow how air out of the case or just circulates it? (4) get better cooler and better fans / more fans to help cool it. Might need to consider watercooling potentially. (5) don't HIDE the computer inside a hutch with no airflow, nor 'behind a desk' all that helps to cut off the airflow on the vents.
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