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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by tigger, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    Just wondered if anyone has ever ran a 100c max cpu at or near that for any length of time.If the stated max of a cpu is 100c,what harm can it do actually letting it run at or near that for extended periods of time?

    The same way that gpu's can run at 100c+ apparently safely and people do let them run that hot with no problem,why is it deemed so critical to not let the cpu temps run so high if they are supposedly safe at them high temps.

    Just interested is all.

    tigger
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    you sir have a pm...dont know if its what you are looking for, but a good place to start!
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    So it is in fact safe to let the temps go near the maximum with no problem.

    Do intel test run processors by letting them run at max temps for extended periods?

    Can you post the pics from the pm in here please,so others can see them?

    thanks

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    I found this on Intel's Quality Control, may be helpful:

    http://www.intel.com/design/quality/fac.htm

    I would think that an extended 100C run would definitely cause harm. Perhaps UncleWebb could help answer this as he's the RealTemp creator. I'm sure he knows more about temps than I do.
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    just as a bit of an introduction, I asked Unclewebb about Thermal throttling of the 45nm CPU's and these are what he had sent to me in reply from his and others testing.....


    Unclewebb stated he believes the actual threshold to be around 125*C

    His Q6600 testing....
    [​IMG]

    Another guys E8400, who actually shut it down at this point, still wasnt at its throttle limit....
    [​IMG]

    I dont know about prolonged running at these temps, but as I said in the PM I have tortured this chip pretty well, and its still kicking.
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Yeah,my 6750 has been benched at 1.6v/65c+

    I understand people want lower temps,but i'm just trying to figure out if we are all basically being a bit paranoid about letting them run too high.If they are specced for 100c say,were is the harm in letting it run that high.Most general use will not run the chip at max temps for extended periods,only benching seems to do that.I doubt even gaming will make it run at max temps,as the cores are not at 100% for long periods like they are when benching.

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