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CPU & GPU temperatures

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#1 stinkfist


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 04:32 PM


I got a i7 950 pc on Craigs list. It has a few fans and the stock CPU cooler and fan. What is a good ttemperaturefor both CPU and GPU to be at. What is to hot and will ruin CPU & GPU? The fans are to loud so i am trying to unplug as many as I can to see what the temps will be. I always leave the cpu fan on of ccoarse But i have the four other unplugged an the side cover off and this is what I get.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 04:51 PM

Your processor: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i7/Intel-Core%20i7-950%20AT80601002112AA%20%28BX80601950%20-%20BXC80601950%29.html
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:28 PM

This is a case of reality vs the Intel spec.

Intel spec is indeed 67.9C, but in the real world, with a FULLY loaded CPU (running 8 threads), then anything under 80C is acceptable. It is really rare that a CPU is continuously in a fully loaded condition. Best programs I have found to heat them up is IntelBurnTest http://majorgeeks.com/IntelBurnTest_d5987.html and OCCT 3.1 http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4665-overclock-checking-tool.html

OCCT is nice as it also stresses the GPU (like Furmark) and the CPU at the same time so you can see how much heat a worst case scenario builds. Also stresses your power supply as well. I usually get higher temps (77C max, i7 920@3.5ghz) with IntelBurnTest vs OCCT.

Long story short, Modern Intel CPU ~80C is safe. Most modern GPUs~90C is upper limit.

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