Originally Posted by Chozart
Where did you read that? Temp limits vary per CPU, and the Core 2 Duo can handle a lot more heat than older CPUs. As long you're not hitting the mid-60's in 24/7 use or 70C in benchies, you're just fine.
Sitting the Bottom fan directly over the AC vent results in temps at 46-47... But i'm kinda scared to leave it there... Don't want water building on anything in my case ...The temp of the air after it passes through the fan is about 61-63F.. And the rest of my room is 75-80F.
Being worried I'm going to move it off the vent unless someone knows if it is dangerous or not.
Anyway thanks for all the comments... I'm going to take these temps. (Though I may move it back over the vent if it is save)
And for the comment about lapping. I had thought about it but I really don't want to lap this cpu and void my warranty on it.. But I was thinking about doing the TRUE as I don't think I could mess up on it... And I don't think it's going to break on me ..
EDIT: I think the thermal limit on the e8400 is 75C?
Thanks very much for all your comments
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