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Could this damage my CPU?

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#1 _Schizo


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:27 PM

Long story short, I got a new game I've been wanting to try recently, and I want to make sure that my CPU can handle it.


My hardware meets the minimum requirements, but not the recommended.

"Oh, well if it meets the minimum requirements you can run it, then."


My computer can run it just fine. I can get 40-60 fps on ultra settings (I still keep it on medium, though).

The problem is CPU usage. When I exit the game, OpenHardwareMonitor shows that all cores had at one point gotten all the way up to 100% usage.

I just want to make sure that running it like that won't dramatically lower my CPU's lifespan.

The temperatures are fine, the core temp gets up to a max of low 60's (Celsius) -- my CPU's max TCase temp is 81.3° Celsius.


You think I'm fine, or should I wait and get an upgrade first?



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#2 britechguy


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:39 PM

You're fine.


A computer is expendable over the long term and 100% CPU usage, even for extended periods, if temperature control is adequate is not going to have any statistically significant effect on chip life.


How many computers, over your years of acquaintance with them, have ever "worn out"?   Most of the parts that do wear out, if any do, involve mechanical action, too (e.g., keyboards, mice, HDD, fans).

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:21 PM

Indeed, as long as you are not reaching high temps you have nothing to worry about.

CPU usage means nothing really, except for maybe give your gaming experience a case of the hiccups.

And you have a Xeon, you got nothing to worry about.

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