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post #1 of 7
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hey Overclock.net.
i know it might be a stupid question, but im running an E8400, and on intels website they say the max safe temp for the cpu is 72C.

when i open speedfan i have temps for both cpu, and for the cores. the cpu temp is much lower then the cores, and i dont know which one of them is allowed to be 72C?

the temps om load is:
cpu: 54c
core1: 64c
core2: 64c

thanks in advance
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post #2 of 7
CPU generally means what the motherboard detects at the socket. Cores would be what sensors in the CPU itself are measuring. Decide on a max temp you'd like to keep, and keep all temps under that for ultimate safety. Otherwise, go by cores.

This is not the case with AMD x6 chips, however, as they all have broken sensors for some reason.
post #3 of 7
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okay thanks. but intel says 72 is max safe, is that okay for this cpu, or can i go higher?
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post #4 of 7
I honestly have no idea. I'm keeping my 2600k under 72, but I have no idea what the real max safe temperature is.
post #5 of 7
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thanks, ill try overclock it a bit more then but im kinda disapointed as well... just got a new 360 rad water cooling loop, and them temp only dropped 10C from the H50 i used before :/
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post #6 of 7
10C is fairly good... If you're looking for more, you could ask around at the water cooling forum and they might be able to help shave a few more degrees off.
post #7 of 7
Hey man, I have a LOT of past experience in processors and temperatures as a server technician. I dealt with processor temps tooooooo often. For a Core2 style you can get up to a maximum of 80 degrees, after that you start to damage it. Anything below is fine...if its at 73 you're still ok. They just know 80 is the max so they give themselves some headroom because most motherboards will shut down the computer when the cpu gets above the max (72 in this case) the temps you're seeing is fine.

For the i series processors intel says 80...but they're actually safe to 100 degrees. good luck, if you have any problems...fire me a PM
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