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heat issues with pc

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#1 iceclock


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:08 AM

hey guys just wondering whats the max temp my northbridge can go without it been dangerous for the motherboard.

i had a lian-li case and just changed to a nzxt phantom ghost 410.

i had 5 fans running. cpu temps are 33 degrees idle. 49-52 load.

northbridge idle is 64 and while gaming 71 degrees celcius.

i have scythe cpu cooler.è

asus extreme rampage 3 socket 1366 mobo.

intel i7 960 @ 3.2 gigahertz

gtx 650ti boost 2 gigs and 24 gigs of ram ddr3 1600mhz

case well ventalented.

hx 1000 ps corsair.

cpu is @ default clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz. voltage is underclocked on mem and cpu.

been running like this for 3 years. but wondering if it will survive a few more.

any tips would be greatly appreciated. also i just ordered a gtx 760 gigabyte how much heat will it add to my northbridge heatsink thanks.

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#2 GreenGiant117


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:35 PM

Most CPU's will run comfortably up into the low 70's but it also should have a thermal shutoff that will theoretically protect from any heating damage, that being said, I wouldnt rely on that, try just getting a better cooler, they arent that expensive, if that is not an option try replacing the thermal paste, it can ooze out over a long time, especially with motion of the case.


But to be honest I had an AMD 955 B.E. That ran over 75 multiple times while gaming, and it still works to this day in my friends rig.

#3 iceclock

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:41 PM

alright thanks. :)

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