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So I'm in the process of installing my first water cooling loop. I took my heatsink out to get the tubing lengths right, and then temporarily switched back to my megahalems rev.b. However, I forgot to plug the fans in and while I was playing Minecraft my computer blue screened. I took a look in my case and realized my fans weren't on. Touching my heatsink confirmed my fears as it was scorching hot.

My question is, could I possibly have irreversibly damaged my CPU by overheating it to the point of automatic shutdown? Also, how should I go about testing it to check if damage is present?

Edit: This is a 2600k at the speeds/voltages in my sig.
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post #2 of 11
Depends, u dident have auto shutdown on in bios?
My Cpu at 1 time hit 101c, but dident get BSOD, but got error in Realtemp on thermal status.
Mine is still fine after a restart.
Just try to start it, if it start and u can run same clock @ same volt i think its fine
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post #3 of 11
Well how is it behaving since then? Can you boot and does everything appear normal? If so you are fine and don't worry.
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post #4 of 11
Should be fine, I've forgotten to plug in the pump more than once & hit thermal shutdown, no damage done.
    
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post #5 of 11
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I've booted and everything appears to be normal.

I guess I just freaked out because I've never let my CPU get even close to that hot before. I'm very thankful for auto shutoff
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post #6 of 11
Oh damn, you played minecraft at 4.8 ghz with practically no cooling... Im sorry for you man.

Your cpu may be good but that had to at least knock a year or two off the lifespan.
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post #7 of 11
I don't think there will be problems anymore.
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Oh damn, you played minecraft at 4.8 ghz with practically no cooling... Im sorry for you man.

Your cpu may be good but that had to at least knock a year or two off the lifespan.
Hahaha, who cares. I think more than 90% of us here change the CPU more often, so shortening the lifespan is not an issue on majority of us.
    
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Oh damn, you played minecraft at 4.8 ghz with practically no cooling... Im sorry for you man.

Your cpu may be good but that had to at least knock a year or two off the lifespan.
Well I replace my CPU roughly every 30 months, so it only has to last me so long. But if it dies before then, it will just mean an early upgrade for me.

But now I'm going to be super paranoid about my temps...
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