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I recently wanted to overclock my CPU after doing it for a friend. So I decided to monitor my temps pre-overclock just to see the increase in temps for Idle/Load.

And.. er... apparently my CPU -well, each core- is running at.... 65C-ish idle and during Prime95 it's gotten to a max of 90-100C.
Now, from what I've read about my CPU, it's max recommended temp is about 70C. So... how the hell is my CPU still alive? Or are the sensors messing up, since I should be getting about half these temps?

To be honest I think self-protection would have kicked in and my comp would have shut down if the CPU actually got to 100C. So.. what the hell's going on?
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post cpu z screen here..
    
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Originally Posted by RankWinner View Post
I recently wanted to overclock my CPU after doing it for a friend. So I decided to monitor my temps pre-overclock just to see the increase in temps for Idle/Load.

And.. er... apparently my CPU -well, each core- is running at.... 65C-ish idle and during Prime95 it's gotten to a max of 90-100C.
Now, from what I've read about my CPU, it's max recommended temp is about 70C. So... how the hell is my CPU still alive? Or are the sensors messing up, since I should be getting about half these temps?

To be honest I think self-protection would have kicked in and my comp would have shut down if the CPU actually got to 100C. So.. what the hell's going on?
70c is a recommended daily maximum. In reality they could probably take up to around 120c before physical damage takes place. I'm unsure of the specifics, but I believe ThermalTrip occurs at around 100c-105c.
post #4 of 25
the cpu can get that high. its just not good for it.

just try not to get it that high.
post #5 of 25
time for another cooler/better tim?
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post #6 of 25
Let's do a comparison.

Hot steaming water, do you wanna dip your finger in it? Course not, but if you washed your face with that for 10 minutes, you'll live, but it'll hurt.

So you just smacked your whole hand inside the pot of boiling water for 5 minutes with your CPU.
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post #7 of 25
PICS to prove it even got that hot without BSOD AMD's engage thermal shutdown much earlier than that.
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post #8 of 25
You can run a chip at 100c for 5-15 minutes, but the damage might manifest later (getting unstable after a year or two of stable clocks, or won't overclock again), but the inmediate effects would be probably go unnoticed

TL;DR: as long as you didn't keep it that hot for more than 20 minutes you won't notice anything short term.

EDIT: how in the hell you got an AMD processor to 100c??
Edited by Starbomba - 8/12/11 at 12:10pm
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post #9 of 25
i like all the people asking for screen shots.. read much?

how do you take a screen shot of bios?
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65C for idle is way to much for this cpu.
Check you cooler and TIM.
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