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What does happen when a C2D gets too hot?

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As the title asks...

Never seen it happen.
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it will either
A) throttle
B) shut itself off
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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
it will either
A) throttle
B) shut itself off
Then how does a CPU "get fried"?
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it can still damage the chip. But mostly from too much voltage.
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voltage ( or heat ) destroys the "gateways" inside the cpu core, thats what it means for when a cpu is fried.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
it can still damage the chip. But mostly from too much voltage.
Exactly. Too much heat can damage a chip, but modern CPUs have good enough saftey measuers to keep that from happening. The easiest way to "fry" a chip is by feeding it too much voltage, which you often won't notice doing damage until it's too late. The is generaly a max "safe" voltage range for CPUs, I'm not too familiar with C2D's, but Wax can probably tell you.
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Originally Posted by Chipp
Exactly. Too much heat can damage a chip, but modern CPUs have good enough saftey measuers to keep that from happening. The easiest way to "fry" a chip is by feeding it too much voltage, which you often won't notice doing damage until it's too late. The is generaly a max "safe" voltage range for CPUs, I'm not too familiar with C2D's, but Wax can probably tell you.
Wax, whatdya say to 1.41 on the core?

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P.S. I know that the answer(s) to this question is almost everywhere.. just wanna hear it from one of you guys.
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thats fine. im running 1.6vcore on air now
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From what I've seen/heard, the max you should run 24/7 is about 1.75 vCore, no matter what the temps, but people will run more for suicide runs and such.
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Right on! Thanks a lot guys. Your assistance and answers are always appreciated.

I've been hanging around for about 2 months, and lurking for 4. I have always been impressed by the turnaround time for posts.
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