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    Yep, that could have happened.
    But I very seriously doubt it.
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    Hi,

    Oh well, I might have shortened my CPU lifespan significantly, lol
    I doubt that with a higher end modern processor; they have thermal cutouts to prevent damage, as do decent quality MoBos. I haven't seen a modern MoBo where you could set the CPU temperature alarm below 60C.

    The manufacturer's recommended maximum operating temperature for the FX4100 and FX6100 is 70C, which you don't seem to have exceeded by that much? That temperature is not where damage starts, it is where stability is likely to end.

    The "normal" fan arrangement (based on proprietary OEM cases and systems) is front and side = IN, back and top = OUT. Your heatsink and fans are horizontally mounted, so the fans should be blowing towards the rear of the case.

    The AMD stock cooling solutions are perfectly adequate for normal computer usage, which includes playing games. Intel's, on the other hand don't seem nearly as good and I wonder why they even bother to include them with "K" series products.

    I think that it is significant that the AMD warranty specifically includes the use of their cooling solution, whereas Intel's specifically excludes it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    Hi,



    I doubt that with a higher end modern processor; they have thermal cutouts to prevent damage, as do decent quality MoBos. I haven't seen a modern MoBo where you could set the CPU temperature alarm below 60C.

    The manufacturer's recommended maximum operating temperature for the FX4100 and FX6100 is 70C, which you don't seem to have exceeded by that much? That temperature is not where damage starts, it is where stability is likely to end.

    The "normal" fan arrangement (based on proprietary OEM cases and systems) is front and side = IN, back and top = OUT. Your heatsink and fans are horizontally mounted, so the fans should be blowing towards the rear of the case.

    The AMD stock cooling solutions are perfectly adequate for normal computer usage, which includes playing games. Intel's, on the other hand don't seem nearly as good and I wonder why they even bother to include them with "K" series products.

    I think that it is significant that the AMD warranty specifically includes the use of their cooling solution, whereas Intel's specifically excludes it.
    Which is interesting, because I never had a serious issue with the AMDs for the 15 years I used them. Never had an overheating issue, etc. So here I was trying to figure why it was overheating all of a sudden.

    *slap self in the face

    The most obvious problem was the problem. Usually is. So yeah, I spent the money on all of this heatsink.

    Not only did Saint's Row the Third work just fine, rendering in 3DSMax did not hit 50C with all the really fancy reflections, refractions and transparency. So yeah, I am good now. As for the Intels, I have not used one of those since 1998 when I had a slot 1. lol
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