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52-54C relatively safe for my CPU?

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That's what the temp hovers around in The Witcher 2.
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It is safe, just keep a close eye on it.. You want to keep it preferably below 55C and 62C is its rated max before the chip loses its life span.
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A bit high for my tastes. What are AMD specified safe ranges for an Athlon? I thought it was higher than Phenom chips.
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Originally Posted by youra6;13566370 
A bit high for my tastes. What are AMD specified safe ranges for an Athlon? I thought it was higher than Phenom chips.

AMD lists the max operating temp at 71C. I don't know what would make them more heat-resistant than phenom chips, though.
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The 720be is rated for 70c-but dont know or what the dif is.
    
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Oh crap, you are on an Athlon. smile.gif

Yeah, Athlons are good until 71C... I would try and keep that below 65C atleast. tongue.gif

Maybe the different heat specification has to do with wattage design? His Athlon X4 is only 95w... One would think that would have a lower heat specification though. :S
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Talon95;13566501 
Oh crap, you are on an Athlon. smile.gif

Yeah, Athlons are good until 71C... I would try and keep that below 65C atleast. tongue.gif

Alright then...

Anyone understand why athlons are more resistant to heat though? I mean aren't they like the same thing as phenoms but without the L3 cache? What makes them more heat-resistant?
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