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August 30, 2010, 07:00 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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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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