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A poll with a twist - what has been your HOTTEST STABLE temp?

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Up to 30C 1 0.23%
31 to 45C 13 3.01%
41 to 50C 33 7.64%
51 to 55C 52 12.04%
56 to 60C 74 17.13%
61 to 65C 79 18.29%
66 to 70C 59 13.66%
71 to 75C 36 8.33%
75 to 80C 31 7.18%
81C+ 54 12.50%
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Old 05-14-05, 04:55 PM Thread Starter   #1
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A poll with a twist - what has been your HOTTEST STABLE temp?

Ok read then vote.

What temperature has been the hottest you have had a CPU run at for 24 hours+ under load? The system must have been stable for the 24 hours, and running under full load.


My personal highest is 62C for an XP1700 Tbred @ XP2100. The other cpu in the system was at about 60C.

Originally Posted by SuperDuperNade
People usually see a spike in Temps if AS5 hasn't cured after heatsinks have been reseated.Maybe you should ask everybody to mention this (if their max temps are caused by this) as well.
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Originally Posted by SuperWooperDuperNade
Please mention your VCore !!!

And if anybody has killed a chip, please mention that too! This is more valuable than anything else (the information i.e., not your dead CPU)

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Old 05-14-05, 04:58 PM   #2

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ugg, id say like 58c wiht my 2800+ @ 2.36ghz with 1.55v, on my kingwin 80mm fan hsf, it was while folding, and it was rock stable. that rig folded for like weeks straight during that WW4 folding war.
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Old 05-14-05, 06:26 PM   #4

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i used to run my athlon xp 2800+ at around 68C load. it has a chipped die so it doesn't make proper contact with the heatsink. the fact that i was using white goop and a speeze heatsink didn't help much either.

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Old 05-14-05, 06:43 PM   #5
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42c on my 6800U


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My p4 has run for about 65-68 load for about 1 year... Works great and is 100% within Intel thermal spec...
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I haven't gotten brave enough to run my barton over 55C, it sits nice and stable at ~52C load though.

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summertime and crappy hs + little air condition= 65 load and 62 idle GRRRR...but uts gotten better now.

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My temps hit 65c long before I went to watercoolin. Felt like a toaster with a fan.

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I've seen the low to mid 50s, but corrected that problem, now only my 9800XT sees an occasional 51C and my other temps are in the low to mid 40s.
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Pally XP2000 + Summer + 30C room + stock heatsink = 71C for ages

Folding of course

... and then Asus COP kicked in, so I turned it off.
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I've run my XP-M at 2.4GHz and seen it fold stably at 70C+. I think that's impressive.

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before i turned on the ac for the summer i was running 51C load on a hot day, never pushed it higher then that. i'm sure it would be stable at a higher temp but i'm not oced at the moment
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i guess i did hit 80c once, then i realize my cpu fan wasn't running. and that was with my old 2000+, don't know why it died on me
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My lappy runs at 71* stable. I like to keep it @ 58-65 though
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