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How hot is too hot for an athlon II X4?

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It's been a hot day here which it hasn't in a long time, and my CPU now runs at like 50-55 degrees celcius on load. Is this approaching the border of what a safe temperature is? I noticed the cooler fan (which is stock, if you guys think i should get an aftermarket even though I barely OCed it at all maybe I should) get noticeably louder.

Or am I just being paraonid?
post #2 of 7
you are fine. 50-55C is ok for load temps. dont do what i did though. See screenshot.

dont be a tard like me and do a high speed run on a hot day. And then run intel burn test.
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Agreed, 65c is the recommended maximum heat level, and auto shutdown is at around 75 or 80c.

Edit: Note please that the auto-shutdown thermal protection works fine on AMD chips these days, my own Phenom has done it a few times after I forgot to plug my water pump in lachen.gif and it's 100% fine and still running at 4GHz.
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Same as all current-gen AMD cores. Due to their fab process 55C is the MAX you should run them at or you will hit the "heat wall".
 
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Originally Posted by 8ight;13296988 
Same as all current-gen AMD cores. Due to their fab process 55C is the MAX you should run them at or you will hit the "heat wall".

Which is?
post #6 of 7
Anything up to 60C is fine for Deneb and Propus. You'll be fine.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TrueOptic;13297065 
Which is?

Running over 55C will limit your overclock SEVERELY. You might say higher temps in general limit your OC which is true but hitting that 55C mark makes the volts to temp and clockspeed tradeoff rate impossibly high.
 
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