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Hello OCN! I'm quite a noob at computers, still. And just had a quick question. I've googled this as most posts have been saying 60C is way to high for CPU temps.

Well, I'm not freaking out or anything, but just more curious on the matter.
Currently, Core Temp is saying all my cores are around 50C's. My computer has been on all day, probably on 60-80% load, according to AMD System Monitor.
I'm using a 212+ Hyper Cooler in about 26 C - 30 C with 50%+ humidty ambient temperatures.

I was wondering if 50C for 70% load-ish is a good temperature for not breaking anything. I'm rendering videos for YouTube (Left4Dead) and converting VOB's to AVI's.

Thanks for the information, love to learn from OCN! smile.gif
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50c at 70% is fine. And don't freak out over 60c. I think your CPU fries at 70 but maybe stop things your doing at 62c for a Phenom II.

I still have stock coolers and get around 27 for ambient. Max I've ever gotten with 100% cpu is 60c.

What TIM/Thermal Paste do you have?
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62C is the max temp for a 955, but most people say that it starts to become unstable at around 55C under full load.
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56+ for me and i lose stability. It varies from processor to processor. 62 is rated max, but it seems AMD cpu's are temperature sensitive. My E8400 at load was at 59C with no problems.
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AMD CPU's suck in the temp depot. I ran my old E5200 at 101C with P95 and it was still fine.
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat;14398552 
AMD CPU's suck in the temp depot. I ran my old E5200 at 101C with P95 and it was still fine.

Tell me about it i was pretty discouraged to learn that i was limited to Overclocking by temperature. When both my Intel Cpus (E8400 & Q9550) especially my E8400 was fine. I figured hey my 955 with 1.43vcore is at 55 load thats super good i was wrong frown.gif
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I've got whatever came with the 212+. And, thank you for the information, now I don't have to worry too much smile.gif and, it sounds as if I am also limited to any overclocking, although its not a priority for me. Just curious in trying.
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How far have you tried to push?
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I'm on stock speeds or whatever. I've not tried to push my cpu, ram, or gfx. I don't feel I've got the need. The highest gfx intensive game, im a gamer obviously, is probably bad company 2. I max it on 1600x900 with around 30 fps.
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Just updating. I turned my front fan that sucks in air to the case, and the temps have dropped to around 42-45C's under about an hour of 70% load.
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