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80°C for 4 days

post #1 of 20
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I just noticed that my CPU fan was off when I went to my BIOS and my CPU Temp read 77C

I opened my case and there was a cord stuck in my cpu fan. The last time I worked in side my case was 4 days ago. I've been folding all day and night for the last four days, making my CPU 77C the entire time.

How much life do you think I lost out of my CPU?
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post #2 of 20
That sucks...

I'd say it'll last through your next upgrade. It doesn't make THAT huge of a difference, but it's a good thing you caught it.
post #3 of 20
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Yea I touched my heatsink and if I would have held my figer there any longer then I did (less then a second) I would have been burned.
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post #4 of 20
You probably didn't hurt it if it never crashed from the heat. As for shortening the life...I think you'll be on to the 3rd or 4th new chip before that happens.
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post #5 of 20
dang, i think you took a good 10-50 points off 3DMark
wow tough, mine shuts off after 45C, doesnt yours have an auto-off feature?
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post #6 of 20
Lucky I got MBM5 tray icons to tell me my CPU and MOBO temps.

But, I doubt you lost any significant life out of your CPU.
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post #7 of 20
Cpus will last you until they are a dorito in technology.
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post #8 of 20
sry 2 cut in but im new 2 the post....i have a ecs 755-a2 w/ amd Mobile athlon64 3000+ and a stock heatsink for a athlon x2 and for some reason my pc keeps shuting down from overheat and the heatsink is cold...can ne 1 help me. if you could IM me that would be great.
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post #9 of 20
To totally side step the hijacking post... Hollowman I would go to your bios and set temp max to around 60C depending if you're running on air or water as for you can set it a bit lower if you're running on water. I have mine to shut off at 50C since my idle temps are around 35C so even under heavy load my PC won't shut off when I'm doing a stress test or anything in that aspect.
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post #10 of 20
Thatsa one hotta processor! I have a celeron 1000mhz that runs scorching hot all the time--sometimes the fan spins, sometimes it doesn't--that was 3 years ago...and it's still all there.

But if you are still worried just pass your chip along to some other OverClocker and upgrade.
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