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Can your temperature sensor break?

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Last response: in CPUs
June 8, 2011 1:14:49 PM


I'm measuring the temperatures of my Q6600 with Coretemp.
I'm leaving this program open all the time when I use my computer. Is it possible that my temperature sensor of the cpu breaks because I am seeing it too much?


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a c 257 à CPUs
June 8, 2011 1:27:00 PM

The temperature sensor is reporting data whether you are looking at it or not, core temp just makes that data readable by you. A temperature sensor can break just like anything else, but nothing you can do will cause it to break faster or slower.
a b à CPUs
June 8, 2011 1:56:49 PM

If you're having extreme temperature fluctuations or the values are strange (-10*C on one core, for example), then you might have a broken sensor. Otherwise little exists that you could do to damage the sensor one way or the other.
June 8, 2011 3:49:43 PM

Thank you both!