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Old 02-10-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Is a CPU temperature of 69 C going to damage the CPU?

Hi,

I have been running Prime95 on my Core i5 2500K to check stability, and the CPU temperature was up to 69 C for a few hours (due to sun coming in through a window). Is having the CPU up to 69 C going to damage the PC? This is the temperature measured in RealTemp.

System is not overclocked.

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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Old 02-10-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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69C is well within the safe limits, so there is no need to worry, it will not damage your CPU at all.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:07 PM   #3
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69C is well within the safe limits, so there is no need to worry, it will not damage your CPU at all.
Phew, good to know. Thanks!
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:12 PM   #4
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The CPU has automatic protection built in which will which result in the CPU downlocking its frequencies if the temperature threshold is reached. It's basically impossible to damage a modern processor from temperatures alone on stock voltages.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:21 PM   #5
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No, but your power consumption is higher.

Whats you idle temp?
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:46 PM   #6
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You were running prime95, which means your processor was working at 100%. 69 degrees, while not as good as lower temps (obv), shouldn't hurt ya.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:04 PM   #7
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No, but your power consumption is higher.

Whats you idle temp?
It idles around 22-30 C, depending on how hot the room is. Currently it is running the exact same Prime95 test as before (I haven't actually stopped the test yet), but since the room is cooler the temperatures on the cores are 59-62 C.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:26 AM   #8
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Depends on the heatsink, if it is stock, than it is actually good. There are no concern to both power and temp, it may however be a bit noisy, which you already know.

My PC at work runs on 43 idle 24/7, and probably will reach 70 easily with prime95. It never ever dies even though it does heavy computing at night. Actually, it isn't idle as the system is constantly computing with GPU, but the CPU is free.

If heatsink is mounted properly and you ain't overclocking, you don't need to worry about temp. When temp causes problem, your system will throttle (slow down) to protect damage, and shutdown automatically when temps gets too high, which you are no where near those temps atm. If you were able to run prime95 for several hours then your system is stable. The system won't get to whatever temp you see with several hours of prime95 even under heavy load, so there is nothing to worry about.

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