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Safe temps for Xeon W3550

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#1 _Schizo


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 08:08 AM

I re-downloaded one of my games that I felt like re-playing, and played it for a few hours. I had the cpu fans running at 60%, and OpenHardwareMonitor running in the background. The temperatures were getting up to the mid-70's, which seemed too high for me--I usually try not to let it get past 65.


I went and asked on another forum (I usually do ask the same question on two or more forums, so I can see if the answers are the same) and one answer I got told me that it's an okay temperature. He said to try to keep it under 80 degrees, but that it won't cause any damage up until 100.


Another answer I had gotten said that yeah, I need to keep it in the 60's, like I usually try to, and that 70 was too hot.


Which one is correct?...

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 08:25 AM

First answer is correct. CPU will throttle if temps are too high. That CPU is also so old that it really doesn't make big difference if it lasts 5 or 10 years because of high temps.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:08 AM

According to Intel's own spec page for this processor, the Tcase max temperature is 67.9°C, and the unit does not have thermal monitoring technology:




This is consistent with the information presented for this processor at:  http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon%20W3550%20-%20AT80601002112AB%20(BX80601W3550).html


The Tjunction temperature is always somewhat higher than the Tcase temperature and the Tcritical is higher still.  That being said, I can believe the "keep it under 80" but not the "no damage will occur until you reach 100" for this particular processor.

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