I recently bought an intel core i7b 4790K 4.0 GHz.
Unfortunately the processor had to be exposed to 100/110° temperatures for about 20/30 seconds, because of a fault in the cooling system.
Now i adjusted my heatsink, and i get about 27/31° C idle, 75/82° 100% usage.
Everything seems normal right now, but might i have damaged the processor in those 30 seconds?
Sorry for the paranoia, but i spent a lot of money on this processor (is there a way to test if it works flawlessly?)
Also an other thing:
I have been told that the processor, when exposed to those high temperatures, enters in a "throttle mode" which reduces the clock.
Does the clock return to normal levels when temperatures go back under the theshold (100°C)?
How can i check that my CPU is actually running at full potential?
Thank you so much.
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