careless223 Posted December 25, 2006 Share Posted December 25, 2006 I have a question here about the Temperature Threshold of the Conroe line of Intel Core 2 chips. I have read various places that the chips threshold before damage is done is ~56 C. Other places I have read that as high as 80 C is acceptable. So what do you think the threshold is before any damage is done? In case you were wondering I was overclocking a little and now my proc (core 2 duo) idles at ~60 C. Is that an appropriate temperature or am I risking frying my CPU? Now I realize that overclocking with a stock cooler is bad practice but that is all I have now. Christmas is tomorrow so I asked for a Zalman 9500. It should cut the heat by ~18 C. I can push the chip further as I have already done.It can go 1.5 gigahertz over the stock clock fine without any stability problems but it is just that damn heat that will eventually be the end of it. :| Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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