1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 15, 2010 9:08 AM by Adolfo_Intel

    Choosing a CPU for hot & humid climate

    AnupJ

      Room temperatures at my location often cross 40C during summers. On these days, my system overheats and shuts down if CPU utilisation stays above 90% for more than 10 - 15 minutes.

       

      I am now changing my desktop system, and want to go in for either an i5 or i7 processor. Should I consider TDP / Tcase while choosing the CPU? Are lower or higher values better for hot & humid climates?

       

      I will be using default cooling and no overclocking.