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1090T: Will the CPU die if it overheats or just shut down?

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I've overclocked my 1090T to 4Ghz. On dektop it runs fine, at about 27 to 29°C, according to CoreTemp32.

I've just played a little Crysis Warhead and when I switched to the desktop for a moment the core temperature was up to 41/42°C.

What if the CPU overheats? Will it die, and maybe take the motherboard along, or will it just shut down or reboot the PC?

When I failed the stress tests at 4 Ghz with Prime95 or a benchmark, the PC just rebooted when the temperature was too high. If I recollect correctly that was at around 60°C.

So, do I have to worry to kill my CPU right away or does it just shorten its life span if it overheats and has to shut down rather frequently?
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it will shut down before any damage is done
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Overclock will destroy your chip aswell.
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Overclock will destroy your chip aswell.
Eventually, not immediately, I hope.
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Overclock will destroy your chip aswell.
If it's a reasonable over-clock, no. The chip should last at least 10 years.

OP, if you're having temperature problems, set the CPU voltage at 1.4V and see the highest you can get stable on that. If you're already at that voltage and are having problems, get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ if you want something cheap, or a Scythe Mugen 2 if you want something high-end that's only $10 more.
    
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If it's a reasonable over-clock, no. The chip should last at least 10 years.

OP, if you're having temperature problems, set the CPU voltage at 1.4V and see the highest you can get stable on that. If you're already at that voltage and are having problems, get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ if you want something cheap, or a Scythe Mugen 2 if you want something high-end that's only $10 more.
Scythe Mugen 2 sounds good, thanks. Guess I have to toss out my current cooler then.
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Scythe Mugen 2 sounds good, thanks. Guess I have to toss out my current cooler then.
Yeah, you should. Especially when you can get such a good performing and quiet cooler for only $40.



    
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Thanks for the charts. The Noctua NH-D14 seems to perform just slightly better but is quite a bit more expensive.

I resent the installation though. Coolers always cause me trouble to install.

Is the "Scythe Mugen 2 rev.B SCMG-2100" the right one? I don't want to get an outdated version.


Edited by 12Honk34 - 5/16/11 at 3:36pm
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The Noctua is a little more pricey, but it's damn worth it. Great silent fans, all the brackets, plates, connectors you need, with exceptional performance. Real quality part.
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the noctua is a tad expensive.

but its a fantastic cooler and looks great
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