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I've heard that i7 CPUs explode at 105*C. Now, I got a new laptop yesterday. I fired up IntelBurnTest and quickly got 104 degrees on the CPU. It seems like it has some kind of throttling, because it went right down to 80 degrees. But then it starts building up to 100-101 degrees and goes up and down like this.

Is there reason to complain about this? I mean, I don't want it to break and get nothing back because I didn't report the problem when I discovered it.
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Originally Posted by 50ndr33 View Post

I've heard that i7 CPUs explode at 105*C. Now, I got a new laptop yesterday. I fired up IntelBurnTest and quickly got 104 degrees on the CPU. It seems like it has some kind of throttling, because it went right down to 80 degrees. But then it starts building up to 100-101 degrees and goes up and down like this.

Is there reason to complain about this? I mean, I don't want it to break and get nothing back because I didn't report the problem when I discovered it.

A CPU can explode? Um.. OK.
Anyway your post seemed ambiguous to me... are all your temps coming from running IBT?
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lol CPUs can't explode.

Don't worry to much, IBT is about the heaviest as it'll get when it comes to load on your system. A lot of freshly made CPUs die after being used for a short time, that's what Intel uses IBT for: to kill the weak CPUs so they can't get through to the customer.
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A CPU can explode? Um.. OK.
Anyway your post seemed ambiguous to me... are all your temps coming from running IBT?

I don't mean explode like in a big boom, I mean like it gets so hot that something inside there explodes in a small scale, so that the CPU don't work anymore. Yes, everything is made by IBT, and I used HWMonitor to measure the temperature.
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lol CPUs can't explode.

Don't worry to much, IBT is about the heaviest as it'll get when it comes to load on your system. A lot of freshly made CPUs die after being used for a short time, that's what Intel uses IBT for: to kill the weak CPUs so they can't get through to the customer.

Yes, but when it reached 104*C, isn't that way too much. I'm just worried that it will break when it gets a little dust inside the fan..
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I don't mean explode like in a big boom, I mean like it gets so hot that something inside there explodes in a small scale, so that the CPU don't work anymore. Yes, everything is made by IBT, and I used HWMonitor to measure the temperature.
Yes, but when it reached 104*C, isn't that way too much. I'm just worried that it will break when it gets a little dust inside the fan..

Heat will not ruin the CPU because it has inbuilt throttling capabilities to prevent this. As you have a laptop and are not overclocking the CPU and messing with voltages, these capabilities work 100% of the time. You will never damage your CPU.

Do yourself a favor and measure the temps under a real-world scenario...
You will never encounter an IBT-like load during normal usage, ergo your temps will never get that high unless something is drastically wrong.

You're going to get dust in it full stop, so you should take care and clean it every so often.
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I don't mean explode like in a big boom, I mean like it gets so hot that something inside there explodes in a small scale, so that the CPU don't work anymore. Yes, everything is made by IBT, and I used HWMonitor to measure the temperature.
Yes, but when it reached 104*C, isn't that way too much. I'm just worried that it will break when it gets a little dust inside the fan..

What laptop did you get? Because some laptops have the CPU and GPU connected to eachother, thus way less efficient at cooling the parts. Desktop replacement laptops are the laptops you can actually test with IBT. My 920XM @ 2.6ghz gets my cpu to max 90c smile.gif
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Heat will not ruin the CPU because it has inbuilt throttling capabilities to prevent this. As you have a laptop and are not overclocking the CPU and messing with voltages, these capabilities work 100% of the time. You will never damage your CPU.

Do yourself a favor and measure the temps under a real-world scenario...
You will never encounter an IBT-like load during normal usage, ergo your temps will never get that high unless something is drastically wrong.

You're going to get dust in it full stop, so you should take care and clean it every so often.

Okay, thanks smile.gif
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I would say that's to hot. Even for a laptop. Laptops usually run quite a bit hotter then desktop systems. But to me, a CPU on stock should be able to be utilized at 100% load. Now I know IBT gets your CPU hotter then normal load would. But laptops tend to get clogged up with dust and get warmer very quickly. So for a new laptop, I'd say it's unacceptable imho. Since it's stock, it should perform properly under all circumstances (dropping performance, due to more heat is unavoidable over time though, for laptops).
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I would say that's to hot. Even for a laptop. Laptops usually run quite a bit hotter then desktop systems. But to me, a CPU on stock should be able to be utilized at 100% load. Now I know IBT gets your CPU hotter then normal load would. But laptops tend to get clogged up with dust and get warmer very quickly. So for a new laptop, I'd say it's unacceptable imho. Since it's stock, it should perform properly under all circumstances (dropping performance, due to more heat is unavoidable over time though, for laptops).

100% IBT load is different to 100% real-world load. Without what CPU exactly it is, its hard to say still though...
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You're going to get dust in it full stop, so you should take care and clean it every so often.

You won't really be able to clean it properly without voiding the warrenty. Opening it up, means it's gone!
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