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Temp Question

May 15, 2005
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I am running the Opti at 2.85 and 1.44V.
What is a good warning temp. to set my SpeedFan monitor warning at?


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Nov 15, 2004
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System Name PsychoTron
Processor Intel Q9450 @ 3.2
Motherboard Asus p5e (x38) @ 400 fsb Rampage Formula Bios
Cooling Arctic Freezer Pro Antec 900 Case Fans
Memory 4gb G.Skill ddr2-1000
Video Card(s) MSI 280GTX @ 702/1404/1200
Storage 2X Seagate 500gb Raid-0 @7200rpm
Display(s) 24" Dell Widescreen LCD 1920x1200 5ms
Case Antec 900
Audio Device(s) Onboard Supreme FX 2
Power Supply 750 watt pc power & cooling Crossfire edition
Software Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 64-bit
I have no idea what that particular cpu's nominal or safe temperature is. But I can tell you that I did this little test- I put my finger in a cup of hot water after measuring the temperature with a thermometer(the type you put in your mouth when you are sick)at 50c and it burned my finger in 25 seconds I had to take my finger out with burn reaction. Then I tried again with the water at 49 celcius and I could keep my finger in there forever no problem without feeling burned lol.

Regarding my Intel P4 (Northwood) i've read people say under 50c and then some would say 55c and other would say 60c heh I go with 49c max for mine because whenever my 2.6 Intel P4 would reach 50c it would error. But all cpu thresholds are different.

Lighters and aerosol cans also have warnings that say do not expose to heat above 49c lol so there definetaly is some good heat there at 50c. But all cpu's are different. Sorry I could'nt give you a straight answer.