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How hot is too hot??

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cyber mouse45

Cyber Cheesiest Senior
Jan 31, 2002
I just got an 1800+, and I'd like to know what would be the max safe temp for it. 130F, 140F? At what point does it melt?? :p


All that is Man!
Nov 24, 2001
Stillwater, Oklahoma
i believe xps fry at around 80 c. im not sure what that is in F though. a safe temp would be 45 and under, for it to run perfectly. thats what i suggest you shoot for


Dec 23, 2001
yeah but when a p3 gets to hot it crashes but when a amd gets hot the sob frys really frys smoke and all.. which reminds me MAKE SURE THE HS DOES NOT FALL OFF!!! anything under 50c i hear is ok... im runing at 40 load right now but then again i just did a voltmod and im runing at 2.05 vcore :D so those temps are not to bad..