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Hello Shaun Gupta,
All Intel® processors are designed to run at the max speed with heavy workload 24/7 basis without affecting the performance of the tasks
As any other electronically product; whenever the processor usage is being extended is expected to reduce the lifetime of the processor, this is the reason why we recommend using a cooling solution that maintains your system with the thermal specifications.
Please confirm how are you seeing this Power draw going up to 165w? This because based on the specifications of the processor this unit was designed to use a cooling solution that dissipates over 135W not the one reported in your 3rd party software.
Also, please provide what is the temperature reported in the BIOS and system information for further research.
Hi Freddy and thanks for the great reply!
Good to know max speed 24/7 is within normal parameters and I should expect the chip to be able to handle it. One question I would have is, does that include Intel's Turbo speed (in this case the 3.9 GHz the chip autoclocks to instead of the rating of 3.3).
When you say it reduces the lifetime of the processor, you're saying unless there's unfortunate premature failure (which can happen with anything), I should expect a decent lifespan out of it, just a slightly reduced one, correct (for me, that would be 4 years+ [and I'm guessing expected life is probably longer than that])?
I'm seeing the power draw go up to 165W using Core Temp (and this is only WHILE it is under load). It fluctuates and uses much less than this (only around 25W) at idle. If you have another suggestion to monitor this, I'll certainly give it a try. I'll also check to see what things look like in the BIOS and post that information later today; however keep in mind that info won't be under load since I'll be in the BIOS.
Thanks for the help!
Decided to check into some things and reversed the fan for the radiator (switching from exhausting out the back to intaking in through the radiator). I'm seeing better temps - at 100% it no longer seems to hit 91 so far...ends up in the low to mid 80's (with one core in the 70's) most of the time. Still seeing a higher than TDP wattage estimate though (and it shows the same on Intel's own Power Gadget 2.5).
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Hi Shaun Gupta,
Your processor has a TCase value of 66.8°C; anything from the Tcase and below will be the expected temperature of the processor in normal use, anything that doesn't stress out the processor (watching movies, burning CDs, browsing the internet, creating documents, etc.)
When the processor is stressed out meaning that you are running heavy processor applications that take control of the CPU or uses it at 100% the temperature will go beyond the Tcase. It can perfectly reach 80 to 85 degrees and the processor will still be OK. The cooling fan is in charge to keep that temperature there.
If the processor temperature reaches 100 degrees or more it will send a signal to the motherboard to shut down to prevent mayor damages and most likely it will not be possible to turn the computer back in until it cools down.
Ruben, Thanks for the additional information. According to my motherboard sensor, running the World Community Grid folding software at 60% (meaning it uses 100% processing for 6/10 of a second) CPU temperature (I'm assuming T-CASE, since the individual core temps are higher) is rarely above the 70C mark - I've seen it go to 73C or so at 100%.
To be on the safe side I'm upgrading to a beefier cooler (Corsair H80i probably) that should allow 100% folding at cooler temps than I'm currently getting. (But I've had ZERO stability issues, even with this setup.)
So from what I understand from the feedback I've gotten here, even now but especially with a beefier cooler and running at stock/within specs, as long as my CPU isn't throttling down or going above that 91C on individual cores, I should be fine running at full load 24/7. It may somewhat effect processor lifespan, but I should still get a decent (several year) lifespan out of it unless there's some sort of random premature failure issue (that might have happened anyway). I really appreciate the feedback!