Originally Posted by Recursion
I'm new to desktop computer and oc and I already blew a psu but I've a laptop with an AMD Turion 64 x2 ultra and it can go up to 110°C but the bios triggers a thermal shutdown at ~105°C. I know this because I fine tune my cpu with a tool from the internet efficient deleteing all P-states, undervolt and other tricks. I've also wrote a fan control program because the original from Windows didn't cool the cpu to the maximum possible. Now I got a pc (look in my signature) and it's getting hotter then 55°C with a little oc. But in the bios a temperature range from 45° C to 65° C is recommended. 55° C seems a bit low for a cpu? Isn't it safe to operate it with 70° C? Knowing that a laptop cpu can go higher?
Originally Posted by Phenomanator53
Thats what i was saying earlier but madengineer says otherwise.
Comparing the temperature of a laptop CPU to a Desktop CPU is like comparing apples to oranges. Intel Laptop CPUs can also get upto 110degrees, but max recommended for desktops is 75-80.
AMD chips have always been the most sensitive to heat.
You can operate it at 70degrees no probs if you disable all safety features, but as i said, you'll experience problems with it. Especially with an Overclock. The most damaging circumstance will see the chip degrading much faster.
Also OP, which stepping 955 do you have? C2 or C3?