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the temps arent exactly cool but considering where you living and all.... i would test the cpu(as in stress all core) for at least 20 minutes and see what the max temp is. Then ppost it back here and we can comment, testing for four seconds dosent really help.
Also note that if the CPU does get too hot you will notice it throttling first and then if it continues to get too hot it will shut down. it is very hard to damage CPUs nowadays. Also what will you be using it for?
Hi there and thanks for answering.
I'm sorry I was unclear. I ran the CPU test for about 10 minutes, during which time the temperatures rose briefly to 75°C then just as quickly dropped back to the mid 60s where it stayed for the rest of the time. This is my first quad core and am really in the dark as to what temps are acceptable.
I'm a technical writer for a government agency and use nothing heavier than MS Office. Three-D games are just about the heaviest applications my PC will ever run.
Anyways, will put the system through a stress test and observe what happens.
Again, thank you for even bothering to read the post. I'm sure it's lame as I am utterly new to this stuff.
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