Originally Posted by 2thAche
^Last two posters are right. If I saw 80+ during a stress test I'd be shutting it off. Honestly over 70 I'd be shutting it off and considering cooling changes.
These are hot chips and need H2O at their upper range.
These CPU's can stand 70 - 80C for a period of time. You only need to test 20 - 30 passes with IBT at a certain speed and be over with it. Strictly speaking, if your CPU gave you 70 - 80C for this period of time in IBT, and managed it stable, it will not even come close to those temps for anything else a computer will ever be used for.
I use IBT myself, but I'm beginning to think this test is totally overkill and ridiculous... Prime95, small FFTs, Large FFTs and blend test is a good way to test the systems total stability.
IBT heats up CPU much more than Prime95 small FFTs. My experience from the past, when I just used Prime95, before the Linpack progs was used by overclockers, was that if it was Prime95 stable for hours my PC would be 100% stable for everything else. And even Prime95 small FFTs heats CPUs up much more than anything else you throw at it. Except for that overkill IBT.