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I searched and couldn't really find a good answer. What is the max SAFE temperature for a C2D? Also, what would be a good max safe temp for me, as i will be running my CPU at 100% all the time folding. I don't want it to be running along the fence all the time so to say and have it eventually wear out. Right now i am at 2.6ghz and in CoreTemp they range from 50-52. This clock says its 78F in my house and im on stock cooling with AS5. Going to strap on the BT soon. My Delta fan wire is too short though, ill have to get another fan (still have the stock BT fan for now). Thanks.
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I don't know the max temp, but you've asked for the max safe temp.

Many would recommend staying below 60C load. I personally stay below 55C load. Your 50C ~ 52C load is fine, but please be aware of the summer when the weather gets hotter.
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60c is a safe max.

65c is what you need to stay under.

75c is intels "MAX"

I've personally had mine to 80c no problem for 20 minutes, hence my sig.
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60C for long operation, 65C is also pretty safe, and if you are risky 70C or if you upgrade every few years.

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60c is a safe max.

65c is what you need to stay under.

75c is intels "MAX"

I've personally had mine to 80c no problem for 20 minutes, hence my sig.
80C for 20 minutes isn't going to do anything, if you keep running the processor at 75C its lifetime will be about 2 years or so, 80C probably about a year or so. Of course these times vary per processor, but those temps are to hot and will lower the lifetime of it by quite a bit.
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60C for long operation, 65C is also pretty safe, and if you are risky 70C or if you upgrade every few years.



80C for 20 minutes isn't going to do anything, if you keep running the processor at 75C its lifetime will be about 2 years or so, 80C probably about a year or so. Of course these times vary per processor, but those temps are to hot and will lower the lifetime of it by quite a bit.
It may have gotten over 80c a bit, because I wasn't under full load at the time of measure. I know you can really smell silicon start burning around 90c.
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Cool. Thanks. Ill try to keep it around 55-57 max. Need to get some finer sandpaper to lap my BT, its kinda rough.

About summer temps. Summer is already here, its hot as hell (for here). It's 91F right now at 6:30pm. I better be able to get 3ghz with my setup with my BT or i will be real disappointed. Hopefully i can do a little better, especially when i get another fan for it. Wish i had got the HZ's. When i was looking around at memory the HK's were good, now apparently the craze is HZ's. Oh well.
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