Originally Posted by Hoodcom
That is too hot... you really shouldn't let it go over 60C. Let alone 70 plus.
What kind of cooling do you use?
Well, we're talking about full load Prime95.
Idle i'm running 60 degrees, gaming around 67 but never over 70 degrees.
With my previous cooler (zalman 9500 & artic S5 thermal grease) i used to have about 60 degrees idle & stock speed so i don't think 60-70 is a big deal for average to high load.
My new cooler is a Scythe Infinity, tomorow i'm going to mount 2 fans on it for better cooling and work on the airflow in my stacker 830 case since the fan-module housing 4 fans cannot close anymore with this beast of a heatsink.
I would like to know if running the cpu at these temps can cause damage to the cpu? Your advise is more than welcome. Keep in mind i plan to keep it between 60 and 70 degrees celcius, or lower ofcourse.
For now these are my last OC results, not going any higher with this setup, perhaps with water cooling in the future.