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What are the safe temperatures of a Intel Core i5-3570K?

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January 23, 2013 12:00:13 AM

I'd like to know what the safe operating temperatures are of an Intel Core i5 3570K. What program can help me monitor that. Is it HWMonitor?
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January 23, 2013 12:36:22 AM

HWMonitor works good.

As far as safe temps, you won't do damage until well into the 100's, but I'd generally recommend upgrading cooling if you are above 75-80 for any sustained period of time.
January 23, 2013 12:41:54 AM

ideally you want to be around 60-70c at the most under load. the stock fan should do the trick but if you are OCing then I would recommend an aftermarket air or maybe even liquid cooling.
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