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Is 70C harmful to a sandy bridge?

post #1 of 11
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had this processor a while and temps are starting to get hotter

is 70C an acceptable load temperature? will it actually deal damage to it?

idle temp is 35-40C
post #2 of 11
70c is fine, 80-85c is when you should start to worry.
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post #3 of 11
Anything beyond 95 is bad.
Anything beyond 80 isn't good for durability.
You'll be fine.
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idk I have an SB-e 3930K and for stress testing I have had mine temporarily up as high as 88, 90C being MAX but i have it set to stop if it ever hits 90C, for a stress test not a big deal, nothing you do will reach that temp if its the max that Prime95 does lol
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Okay thanks guys I just didn't really have a reference point since when I first got it the load temp was 60C.

I guess the thermal paste might just be wearing out or the fans are clogged but I guess its' still fine then
post #6 of 11
sounds like you need to perform some maintenance. clean your rig and re-seat your cooler.
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post #7 of 11
Like the others said clean your fans swap your TIM (MX-4 cheap is and good) and the temp should drop a bit
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Okay thanks guys I just didn't really have a reference point since when I first got it the load temp was 60C.

I guess the thermal paste might just be wearing out or the fans are clogged but I guess its' still fine then

while 70*C is fine, i would reseat and clean your cooler.
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post #9 of 11
no 70c is perfectly fine. 85c and above probably not so much thumb.gif
post #10 of 11
Is it with the stock cooler? If so, it's fine. If you have an aftermarket cooler, like others said, clean it and repaste it.
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