Originally Posted by Modki
And you don't fear for your Computer's safety?
See I hit 50Cº and decided to wait on better cooling. I want to see someone's temps @ 450FSB with watercooling before I get anything.
I've seen opinions all over the map on what is a safe temperature. I used to work as an electronics engineer doing environmental temp testing on DoD weapon systems. We used to monitor chip case temperatures and didn't get worried until case went to over 100C...that usually meant that the junction temp was approaching 125C which has the rated temp for a hardened military chip. If I remember correctly commercial chips were rated to only 75C.
The hotter devices get, the lower the reliability of the system. Heat tends to reduce useful life. But, a PC life cycle is so much shorter (we upgrade often) than a military system that I 'm not too worried.