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I7 950 high temperatures

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December 4, 2010 7:50:09 AM

hey im getting close to 78 degrees at load on my i7-950 (its currently summer). I have 6 tower fans that blow air in/suck air out.

No overclocking done (i will UNDERclock soon just until i get my cooler), wanted to ask whether this is a decent after market cooler:



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a b à CPUs
December 4, 2010 8:12:31 AM

Those temp are fine if your ambient temp is 30c+.It can take temp upto 100c.

100C is the point at which the thermal protection kicks in, but you definitely don't want the CPU ever running that hot. In general, it shouldn't ever run hotter than around 75-80C.
December 4, 2010 8:20:52 AM

my normal temperatures when not doing anything is around 45-50 degrees (on a summar day). I do plan to overclock in the future, so would those aftermarket coolers be appropriate (3.6-3.8ghz)
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December 4, 2010 8:36:41 AM

I have seen intel cpu running at 90c and then surviving to fight another day.Cpu and gpu are made up of same thing.If gpu can run at 100c then so can cpu.But under normal condition most cpu donot cross 80c.

Can a CPU hit 90 or even 100C and survive? Absolutely. However, extended operation at those temperatures can harm the longevity of the chip.