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Old 08-15-2011, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How hot is too hot? I have my temp probe stuck in the cooling fins of my CPU heatsink and at gaming levels it is around 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Is that too much? Thanks
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It depends on so many things. What CPU do you have?

Putting a sensor on the fins will not tell you the exact temperatures. Use CoreTemp or something to get the internal temperature.

In computer talk, we use Celsius.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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120F isn't bad, but, that's the temp probe your using. Use something like HWMonitor, it will give better results than a probe placed between heatsink fins.
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Will do. Thanks
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Hope this helps. After about 5 minutes of activity.

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Your PSU's -12 rail looks a bit off, but those are safe temperatures.
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Thanks for the reply. PSU is a SilverStone SST-ST1000-P. Temps get hotter but did not have the time to stress it out. Might post later when I do.
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