I have a few months old Samsung Series 7 laptop with an i5 CPU (T-junction 100°C). It has a silent mode feature, which turns the fan off (or greatly limits its speed). I'm wondering if it is safe to run it in silent mode for extended periods? Normally it is not loud at all, but it becomes nearly dead quite when in silent mode.
With a light load (ca. 10%) it runs at just under 58-60°C (CPU package measured with Open Hardware Monitor). If I put it into silent mode it'll run a few degrees warmer.
I reckon there are plenty of safeguards to prevent any immediate damage, but would a few degrees affect the CPU and other components over their entire lifespan?