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Why do OCers set temp limits at 85 in prime? Prime doesn't equate to real world use.

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My CPU reaches a toasty 80 degrees in prime95, but the biggest stressor it gets, games, are yet to take it above 60. I've even run some benchmarks, and even they didn't take it into the 70s, plus they were for extremely short times. I don't fold, because I don't want to run up the electric bill (I am 16), so why the 85 threshold? Do I actually have more OC room?

I think the only thing to actually get me problematically hot is the stress tests themselves, so unless I plan on joining the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, what do I have to worry about, considering my volts are reasonable and my cooling is good?
Edited by roflolol - 2/5/11 at 2:38pm
    
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post #2 of 49
80 degrees is pretty much it for temps.After that she's just too hot.
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Prime95 is much more intentsive than playing games. It should normally load your CPU at 100%.
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Yes, but 80 degrees is only reached in non-real-world stress tests! I don't go nuts on the prime or the LinX, my cores hardly ever get out of the 40s unless I'm gaming, and during my last game session (2+ hours) the hottest a core had gotten was 59!


With all due respect, I know how prime95 works, it took a lot of stability testing to get my overclock as high as it is.
    
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Games simply don't use your CPU as much as Prime does. That's the long and short of it.
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And your using a d14... Temp pretty high for 100% load. Seeing its your first build. Check the TIM or mounting mechanisms.
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I know games don't use as much as prime does, but then why have overclockers deemed the limit to be 85 degrees celsius in an application that is totally unrealistic unless your rig is part of a supercomputing cluster or something?
    
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Wait, what?
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The max I've ever gotten out of my core i7-870 was 89c with 30mins of prime95.
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Originally Posted by roflolol View Post
I know games don't use as much as prime does, but then why have overclockers deemed the limit to be 85 degrees celsius in an application that is totally unrealistic unless your rig is part of a supercomputing cluster or something?
Overclockers havent Intel have. Chips have a maxium operating temperature. Its different for each Socket and model number Eg. 950,970. Prime95 is usually used as a stability test. Because it stress your system intentsively. Those temps dont seem right, id be checking your d14.
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