As far as I know for Athlon processors they are built for temperatures up to 90 Celsius, but I would recommend keeping them under 60 Celsius as at 90 degrees, the life span isn't going to be very good. Anything over 90 and they start producing smoke (I know from some costly experience with and XP 1900+)
I don't know what the max temperature is for Pentiums, but I would say temperatures ranging from 25 to 45 degrees are very acceptable. My PC (an Athlon XP 1800+) runs at around 40 degrees Celsius, and that's with some serious fans on the CPU and the casing.
Obviously it depends on the environment they're located in, but the operating range for the K6 processors in your RaQ's are listed up to something like 60C. 25>45 is fine, but obviously you'd prefer to keep the temp as low and as stable as possible.
Thanks anyway....but we already have that.........and I don't see how that would help anyway?? I already know what temperature the CPU's are........my question is "What temperature is BAD for the CPU's?".....not "What temperature are the CPU's??"
Don't worry... 45C is fine temp.
you have to worry if you have 55C ...
25C is nothing ... (it's an intel based cpu idle)
45C is normal for heavy cpu use.
55C ... something hot....
60C .... you have to worry about...
70C .... you've almost fried your cpu....
>70C ... you'll probably burn it.
just as an example ... my Athlon XP2000+ runs at 45C in normal use, with a decent cooler. 50C at max cpu use.
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