Hi there folks,
what i have here isnt so much a problem as it is a question. I have an Asus Aspire A515 51G 58ug. ( Thats an I5 8250u, with a Geforce MX150 8gb ram and a 256SSD. ) Everything is running fine, the temperatures measured with coretemp (39/40 C idle, 49-60 C on 2D, 65 - 83 on 3D games) are well within reason for a Multimedia Mass Market Laptop. Here is a question though:
Not all of my games can actually take advantage of the 4 cores of my CPU - Neverwinternights 2 for example does not. (And since it isnt programmed all that well, it still gives my CPU a run for its money, despite being 12 years old. NWN2 slathers all of its load onto one core, which consequently is more taxed and runs a bit hotter than the others.
My question for you guys is, if running a single core on a multicore CPU for extended periods can damage the CPU as a whole. ON lower temperatures, effects like these are probably negligible, but what about a long gaming session?
I could upload a Coretemp log of me playing NWN2 for an hour or so. Last time i checked, i never crossed 78 C even with the unlucky core NWN2 decided to agonize.
If you got the time, some advice would be appreciated,