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Old August 30, 2010, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Zero82z View Post
No, it's not. An Intel CPU running at 80C will survive far longer than its useful lifespan. Semiconductor devices are far less sensitive to heat than people believe. There's a reason Tjmax is 100C (and the thermal shutdown point is a good amount higher than that).
You're right!! (Don't let it get to your head! ) I googled it and lots of people were asking the same thing.... Is 80C too hot for a 980x? I thought 80C was too high simply because it's such an extremely high temp compared to what most people are used to seeing for CPUs, especially on water. As a rule of thumb I always figured 60C was the highest you'd ever want to see.

Anyhow, I have some ideas to help his new rig run cooler. It'll mostly be a trial and error deal though. In his case there was room for 2 more 120mm fans in the top of the case, so I put a few in to blow hot air out. I think I might try using them as intake in the top of the case, including changing the fan for the cpu's rad as an intake.
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