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CPU Temperature Question

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Last response: in CPUs
January 20, 2012 6:57:01 AM

I recently put a new processor, AMD Phenom II x6, in my computer. It runs at about 32C-36C when idle or web browsing, but when I play games or use Handbrake my CPU temps soar up to 65C. To my understanding, temps that high aren't dangerous, but could it be potentially harmful if constantly running at that temp? Between my roommates and I the computer is almost always under heavy load.

Oh, almost forgot, I replaced the stock fan/heatsink with an aftermarket one because the original sounded like a jet engine when under load, spinning at 9k RPM.

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a c 186 à CPUs
January 20, 2012 7:09:50 AM

Which cooler? Also those temps are perfectly fine.
a b à CPUs
January 20, 2012 7:29:17 AM

Agreed. Your temps are fine.