ok looks like im just gonna do a blend prime95 test and leave my computer on tonight... if this is a bad thing and i shouldn't do this respond quick please. BTW i have never used prime95 or anything like this before
i have the stock heatsink and and broke so no new paste right now, the only thing i do with my computer is play bf3 and have crome tabs open and play music and i average 65 c with all this stuff using realtemp so will it shut down in a year or will this run for like 4 years? even with 70 c the max temp i get it too will i be fine? i only game about 3-4 hours a day maybe if that
Just stay below 70C in normal usage and it'll run more than 4 years but hsf are cheap. The 212+ is currently $20 and will lower temps ~15C. You could also just undervolt to try to lower temps some til you get a better hsf.