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What is the safe temperature range for a Core-i5 processor?

I'm just wondering if my processor I working under an acceptable temp. From what I have read 42 is pretty decent under idle conditions. But looking as Intel Extreme Tuning its appears red while every thing else is blue. Any suggestions?

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What is you're specific i5 model? – wizlog Nov 28 '11 at 4:54
It looks like it is a bug with the reading. Does it say 429 Million degrees? – xdumaine Nov 28 '11 at 4:57
Hotter than the photoshphere of the sun - decent! :] – Killercam Nov 28 '11 at 5:16
Idle temperatures are basically meaningless. They just measure how much the fan is able to slow down. – David Schwartz Nov 28 '11 at 5:25
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The i5 should be able to operate at approx. 90 ish... see this question.

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Your temperature monitor is off. You may just be missing a decimal point to get to the real temperature, but as of now, it seems to think that your processor is about half a billion degrees centigrade. That puts it just slighly out of normal bounds.

Your voltage meter is off also.

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+1 for slightly :D – HaydnWVN Nov 28 '11 at 9:26

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