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March 27, 2012 2:23:53 PM

Running an i5-2400 with stock fan/sink. Hit high temps with prime95 last night, but only briefly. Didn't know prime95 loaded on boot... It ran for about 30min this morning at around 80-85*C... Glad i noticed it before i left for work. I deleted prime95 promptly after noticing. Should i be concerned? It ran so hot for so long.... I know the TJ Max is 98*C so I'm safe there. Just so worried now.

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a b à CPUs
March 27, 2012 2:32:32 PM

The life span of your CPU may have been reduced slighty, But CPU's are designed to work at high tempretures.

Unless your PC no longer boots up, stop worrying =)
March 27, 2012 2:36:46 PM

Haha alright alright. Thanks for the peace of mind :) 
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a b à CPUs
March 27, 2012 3:04:03 PM

80-85, although may seem high, is still well within operating temps.

It is higher than "ideal" however, and you may want to look into spending a little spare cash on a budget after-market cooler.

The lifespan of your CPU certainly wont have been damaged/reduced in any way.

You didn't need to remove PRIME95 entirely from your system. To prevent it from booting on start up go to Start > Type in "msconfig" > Go to the Tab named "Start Up" > Untick any boxes with PRIME95 in :) 

March 27, 2012 3:14:17 PM

That's the weird thing, because i did that first. There were not any prime95 programs listed. I checked 3 times.
a c 103 à CPUs
March 27, 2012 4:49:45 PM

Theres also a setting in P95 to enable/disable start up functionality
its under the options tab 'start at log in'