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69°C is well in the safe zones of temperature of a CPU and degradation.
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post #12 of 12
No Fear smile.gif
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6216/torturetest.png

Even at that insane temperature, this Intel CPU and GPU are both running reliably at their full rated speed. Intel set the thermal throttling temperature to 105C for most of their 3rd Generation CPUs. That's the temperature where a CPU will automatically slow down to prevent it from getting damaged.

Why does Intel set such sky high temperatures to begin throttling? I guess they must know that their CPUs can run reliably at high temperatures without causing excessive warranty claims. A core temperature of 69C is not something you need to be concerned about.
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