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INTEL C2D E4600 overheating problem

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January 19, 2010 10:44:34 PM

Greetings everyone..............

Two days ago my CPU temp reached at full load {gaming} 60~65 c is it risky or not ??

Idle at 40~c
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January 19, 2010 10:58:16 PM

its normal but if you are really worried then get an aftermarket cooler
January 20, 2010 9:02:34 AM

Thanks for your help ,................

But will this temp damage my CPU?
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January 20, 2010 9:22:52 AM

Damage, no. Might not live for 9 years, but do you really want it to? 70s would be uncomfortable and dangerous 80+. If they continue to creep up, you may have a fan starting to go. So, as up said, aftermarket HSF.
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January 20, 2010 1:30:23 PM

65 C is okay, it's hot but not too hot. Try Artic Pro 7 Freezer cooler.
January 20, 2010 3:09:15 PM

Ok i'm very thankful for you guys :-)

now i have a huge fan which keeps my CPU 45~50 c under full load :-)
February 18, 2010 2:20:08 PM

Just as a comparison...I recently oc'd my e4600 from to 3.0ghz (250 x 12) and I see temps around of 51-54c under full load (stress test with 100% utilization of both cores.) I have a basic Antec solution midtower with a single 120mm exhaust fan and I am using the intel stock HSF. Nothing special about the setup other than really neat wire managment:)