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Highest CPU Temperature

  1. Jul 20, 2006 #1
    What is the highest temperature your CPU has reached? Mine is 150 degrees fahrenheit.:surprised This was on an Athlon XP.
     
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  3. Jul 20, 2006 #2

    russ_watters

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    Mine doesn't ever get above 150 when I overclock - 160 is a little high. I have an XP 2500+.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2006 #3
    62C after a few hours of testing my Pentium D 920 with an ambient temperature of around 28C.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2006 #4

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    150F is absolutely not an issue for modern CPUs. They are designed to be able to operate at upwards of 125C, or 257F.

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  6. Jul 20, 2006 #5
    I also have a Athlon XP 2500 (I believe it is a Barton) and I only reached 150 degrees once. My BIOS released a siren. Because I shut down the machine and it had time to cool, the temperture during runtime may have been higher than 150 degrees.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2006 #6

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    If your BIOS gave you an overtemperature warning, then I'm pretty sure you're talking about 150 degrees Celsisus, not 150 degree Fahrenheit. Be careful with your units.

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  8. Jul 20, 2006 #7

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    No, warren - most will have their alarms in the 60-70 celsius range.

    Overclockers.com has all sorts of info, including a database of users overclocks. Here is an article, though, on their efforts with a certain processor. They pushed it up incrementally until it failed - at just above 62C.

    edit: forgot the link... http://www.overclockers.com/articles1344/
     
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  9. Jul 20, 2006 #8
    I get this heat on my AMD 64 3000+
     
  10. Jul 20, 2006 #9

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    Hehe i have my CPU near 125 F when doing heavy tasks with my water cooling system :biggrin:

    I remember when i was into the whole overclock thing... "hmm... do i have any liquid nitrogen...."
     
  11. Jul 21, 2006 #10
    I have a barebone I built myself. My Bios has a bunch of overclocking features built in.

    My CPU is set to die aty 60c and my ABS (Anti burning system) is set to let that go to 73c and I have thermal resistor that is sitting at 53c right now. I could overclock the hell out of it, but I dont need to its perfect as it is.
     
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