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Safe to run in Silent Mode?

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Just wondering, I have an i5 Quad-Core, I've set it to Silent Mode in the Bios since I don't game too often and it was being a tad noisy when I was doing other things.

I just wanted to know, is it 'safe' to say, launch up Starcraft 2 on High graphics with it still in Silent Mode, just want to make sure the fan will still do it's job properly if I occasionally do something a bit processor intensive.
post #2 of 5
Depends on how good your CPU cooler is.
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post #3 of 5
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It's the stock cooler. There were some other options above Silent tho, might see if those are more preferable.
post #4 of 5
If you are really worried about it just buy a decent aftermarket air cooler for like $30. You could leave the fans on low on a decent cooler and never have to worry about it.

The chip will throttle itself back if it gets too hot. You should notice the game stutter or crash if this happens. No modern chip will let itself melt unless you do something stupid.
    
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Ah that's good to know,

I was considering trying the CM Hyper 212+ anyway, everyone I asked seemed to be under the impression it's very good at it's job and quiet.
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