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May 29, 2012 11:08:39 PM

I have a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz and i'm playing BF3 on all highest settings. It runs at 140F (60c). Is this too hot, or am I just worrying too much?
The rest of my rig:
HD 7970
16 GB corsair ram
1000w PSU
Thermaltake Element G Gaming Case
Note: It is liquid cooled.

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May 29, 2012 11:15:22 PM

If 60C is the temp at non-OC idle, then yes it's high, but not so much as to cause damage. If that is under load, then no, it's perfectly fine.
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May 29, 2012 11:18:09 PM

Its not OCed, just kind of a computer noobie and it scared me a little to see it that high :p 
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May 29, 2012 11:20:03 PM

60C is a non-issue. Most current CPUs have at least 90C TJmax so there isn't much to worry about until you hit 80C, though most people here would not be comfortable with it.
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May 29, 2012 11:21:46 PM

Thanks alot guys. Everyone here is always so helpful and insightful!
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May 29, 2012 11:22:16 PM

what liquid cooling are you using?
60c is not hot but for gaming and a liquid set up . .i would hope for a little better.
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May 29, 2012 11:23:26 PM

Your CPU is safe up to 100C. But best to keep it under 80C regular use.

What is your cooler? Wouldn't happen to be an asetek, would it?
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May 29, 2012 11:25:16 PM

Didn't build it myself, bought it through iBuypower.
This is what it says in the order fourm:
Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-2011]
No mention of brand
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May 29, 2012 11:25:54 PM

Also it idles at about 30-34c
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May 29, 2012 11:29:37 PM

maagie said:
Didn't build it myself, bought it through iBuypower.
This is what it says in the order fourm:
Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-2011]
No mention of brand

ohhhhhhh the sandy-E is a little warmer . . sorry i missed that.

not the very best liquid cooling but you have no worries :) 
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May 29, 2012 11:31:33 PM

Anonymous said:
ohhhhhhh the sandy-E is a little warmer . . sorry i missed that.

not the very best liquid cooling but you have no worries :) 


Thanks alot :) 
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May 29, 2012 11:47:19 PM

Anonymous said:
ohhhhhhh the sandy-E is a little warmer . . sorry i missed that.




I was thinking it was ivy bridge too. Max temp would actually be something like 91c, then.
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