Maximum temperature for Core i7? Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Temperature Last response: June 6, 2010 3:24 PM in CPUs Share ambam June 6, 2010 5:32:06 AM What is the maximum temperature a Core i7 is designed to withstand before taking damage and getting fried? What are the typically ideal idle and load temperatures for that CPU? I have an ASUS P6T SE X58 mobo, ZALMAN CNPS9900, CM HAF 932 case, and an i7 930, the stock intel cooler and thermal compounds aren't very good from what I've heard. I should have plenty of OC'ing headroom with the case and cooler? More about : maximum temperature core LePhuronn a b à CPUs June 6, 2010 3:24:03 PM The stock Intel cooler is fine - it's designed to do the job of cooling the chip. It's NOT designed for overclocking, which is why people get new heatsinks. Your Zalman though isn't very good either beyond stock speeds so it's not much of a difference. The CPU will automatically throttle back when it hits 100 degrees Celsius to prevent damage, but the general consensus is to never let your CPU go above 70. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What Is The Maximum Temperature Stock Fan Core i7 920??? Forum Maximum Safe Temperature for i7 930 Forum Maximum core temperature with prime 95 Forum Maximum temperature ? Forum Safe cpu temperature for core i7 2670qm Forum Core i7 Overclocking temperature Guide - needs your info / input Forum What's the considered maximum safe temp of i7 950? Forum I7 2600k maximum temperature with stand Forum Intel Core i7 860 extremely high temperatures Forum Intel core 2 quad q9450 maximum temperature Forum What temperature should I be getting on I7 3770k with stock heatsink? Forum I7 3770k stock heatsink (40C idle 95C Maxed) temperature concerns Forum High core i7 930 temperatures at stock speeds with stock heatsink Forum I7 2600k heatsink and cooler temperature thread Forum Best Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum Core i7 rig confirmation/advice/opinions? Forum [Solved] 50 - 70c temperature? Forum How the core 2 quad works Forum Amd turion x2 ultra vs intel core i3 Forum Whats better quad core or i7? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !