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May 14, 2010, 7:13 pm
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Re: safe cpu temp
It's self protecting. It'll start to throttle if it gets too hot.
Processors are pretty well armored against overheat now. And above
the throttle temperature, the computer will shut off at a slightly
higher temperature. So if throttling won't control the temperature,
THERMTRIP will shut it off completely.
The "throttling" bit can be monitored. You can actually tell when
it is throttling and you're losing performance. The program "RMClock"
can be used, as shown here.
If it isn't throttling, it is purely a judgment call, as to how
much cooler than that it should be. I'd probably buy enough
of a cooler, to hit 65C under load, but I don't know how big a cooler
it takes with the processor you're using.
A lot of people use an after market cooler, because the fasteners are
so poor on the retail cooler. My aftermarket cooler uses bolts and
nuts, and isn't going to fall off any time soon.
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