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I have an MSI Z68A-G45 (G3) motherboard (socket 1155) with an i5-2500 processor. I'm trying to keep an eye on temperatures/fan speeds/etc., and I can find the specifications for the CPU, but not the chipset. What's the recommended and maximum temperatures for this chipset?

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Intel's ARK page generally has all details.

Since the Z68 page doesn't have the details, here's what Ambalur received in an email

The TCase for the set is 104°C and the Tjmax is 108°C.

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Thank you for your answer, Sathya! Unfortunately I'm pretty sure it's the Z68 Express chipset I need information for, and the specs for that one don't seem to include a TCase value. I've e-mailed Intel asking for the information. –  Ambular Feb 21 '12 at 0:08
    
@Ambular oops, my bad. If you get a reply from them, do post an answer here! –  Sathya Feb 21 '12 at 2:50
    
I did get a response. According to what they sent me, the TCase for the set is 104°C and the Tjmax is 108°C. If what I've turned up elsewhere is accurate, this should mean I'm looking to keep it under about 74-78°C, does that sound right? –  Ambular Feb 22 '12 at 0:07
    
@Ambular that about sounds right –  Sathya Feb 22 '12 at 4:36

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