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So I've been running the stock cooler for a bit lately because I didn't feel the need to pay for electricity w/ my chiller.
*Insert lame excuse as to why you are using stock cooler*

and err... I was running Prime95... I thought I closed it but I just minimized it (For the 52nd time in my life).

And I open this to see what damage I've done:
403
And now I present to you my face when I saw the max temp:
240

I thought I'd share my experience.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 11/30/11 at 5:40pm
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If that happened at stock with the stock cooler, I'd RMA it.

Overclocked... nyea. Good luck explaining that tongue.gif
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Lol.

My processor used to hit 70 on stock - cooling and clock. But then again, that was folding -bigadv. In the middle of summer. In the southwest U.S.

Anyways -
I'd say that you're fine biggrin.gif Like it says, you're only about halfway to TJ maxx.
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Originally Posted by Xenthos View Post

If that happened at stock with the stock cooler, I'd RMA it.

Overclocked... nyea. Good luck explaining that tongue.gif

Nah It's mildly overclocked at 4.4ghz

I know I shouldn't be running the crap stock cooler when overclocking but It only gets in the 70's while gaming and I never intended to leave Prime95 on.

Surprised my processor didn't melt through my motherboard like thermite. /sarcasm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Khaotik55 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xenthos View Post

If that happened at stock with the stock cooler, I'd RMA it.

Overclocked... nyea. Good luck explaining that tongue.gif

Nah It's mildly overclocked at 4.4ghz

I know I shouldn't be running the crap stock cooler when overclocking but It only gets in the 70's while gaming and I never intended to leave Prime95 on.

Surprised my processor didn't melt through my motherboard like thermite. /sarcasm

The thing I don't get is. Why didn't it shut itself down?
It's weird although I do feel your pain. I left Prime95 on as well in the past, thinking I closed it. Came back, mosfets / power phases exploded.
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Thats why I have my motherboard shut down if I go over 80-85C. I forget what I have it set to.
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Originally Posted by Khaotik55 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xenthos View Post

If that happened at stock with the stock cooler, I'd RMA it.

Overclocked... nyea. Good luck explaining that tongue.gif

Nah It's mildly overclocked at 4.4ghz

I know I shouldn't be running the crap stock cooler when overclocking but It only gets in the 70's while gaming and I never intended to leave Prime95 on.

Surprised my processor didn't melt through my motherboard like thermite. /sarcasm

The thing I don't get is. Why didn't it shut itself down?

Made in China.
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Quote:
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I was getting 90C+ with my i7-2600K at stock settings with stock cooler running prime95 for 30seconds and I tested it once only and bought an aftermarket cooler immediately. Works great now.
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