Yes, I mean cpu temp. Socket temp. But we have not the same cooling
And Im using push/pull whit awsome airflow. using 870a-ud3 and when people gets 81-82-83 degrees on their NB, im staying at 77-78-79. Cpu socket temp is affected by amtient temps and airflow(if the air is not mutch hotter than what your cputemp is)
I ques that you can see what core temp you get on for.ex 40 degrees cpu temp and compare it to x3 and x4. Then you "know" what diffrence it will read when unlocked.
But when this cpu it is the cpu socket temp, it is an physical reading, not only matematcis done acording to load,voltage,cpu temp.
So to say it short. Keep cpu temp under 60 degrees and you should be fine, no need to worry about what your core temp is!
Not familiar whit your cooler, but are you sure it is properly attached, no air bubles between? Or fans settup right? These temps are "almost" as high as I got whit stock cooler...
Edit: Acording to people who knows electronics, running it at 70degrees will not kill it very fast, but it is not very healty and can lead to unstability etc, but it is actually not an immediate danger if you run it like that for a month. Mix this high temps whit very high voltage, then you will kill it fast, as i understood it. The guy I talked to used so many words I didnt understand, but he is working in development so he know whats his talking about. As he sayed, remeber that this is hardware witch is made to last at least 10 years running 24/7 so it takes alittle to kill them in a matter of days or hours, witch some seems to belive.
Got a friend running his phenom 965 on 1.65v, and he has been running it for like that for over 1 year now. People claim he will kill it very fast, yet still it delivers without getting unstalbe or require more voltage. His doing it as an "project" to see how mutch a chip can take of voltage over time if temps are kept decent.
Strange guy, but he does try thing for himself before he belive itEdited by ruarcs30 - 7/19/12 at 2:02am