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I couldn't find the answer in similar topics. please tell me. My CPU temp is 62°C (As shown in BIOS setup) at idle and reaches 72°C when I play a 3D game for some time. is this temp safe? what is the max temp that this CPU can work at continuously without any severe fatigue?

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It's a desktop PC. I replaced my old heat sink with a new one recently that is much quieter (the reason for the change was loud noise that previous fan was producing), but the average temperature rose by 10°C. introduced Celeron D datasheet helped me to gain necessary information and understand some facts about CPU temperature specs and cooling. I will buy a more powerful cooling system soon; I can't risk reduced life time of my CPU.

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You applied fresh thermal compound when you mounted the new fan, right? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 2 '10 at 11:53

The Celeron D datasheet gives the maximum case temperature at about 68°C.

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