I’m running BOINC Manager on my iMac, allowing it to use the full processor. I’m just running SETI@Home, though considering other projects.
I’ve downloaded iStat Menus to monitor it, and I’m noticing my CPU cores are each running around 200°F (93°C). I gather that’s not unusual if a CPU is under heavy load, but my question is whether this is sustainable.
If I leave BOINC running all the time, will it significantly decrease my CPU’s lifespan? If so, what can I do that would make this a safer process?
For example, is there a temperature at which CPUs won’t get damaged? (I could regulate how much CPU time BOINC can use, for example.)