cpu running at 140.9F, bad??

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  1. dissonance

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    okay, so my computer has been running all day today while I was at work (6-4). It has been converting video files and I know it has always ran hot. Stupid Sony case with no vents except for the psu one. Can anything be damaged running this hot????
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    sadly, it normally runs around 120-130F anyway (cpu) and just under 100F(mobo/psu)

    and no, there is no overclocking as i have a sony exclusive mobo that won't let me.
     
  2. DAN513

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    Umm, yeah, that's really hot. I'd take the cover off and clean it up inside, there's probably a lot of dust on the heatsink and fans restricting airflow.

    That temperature for a significant period of time can shorten the lifespan of many of the components in your system, hard drive, video card, cpu, etc.
     
  3. dissonance

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    The inside is spotless.... I upgraded psu, ram, video not too long ago and cleaned the inside thoroughly. As far as lifespan... it has been running hot for several years (never checked it after/during a long conversion though)

    I guess I will just do what I used to, take off the side and set a fan there... until I get time to cut out some vents in it :ugh2:
     
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    Why not just get a better heatsink?
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    If it ran all day and nothing went wrong, then you already have your answer.

    Digital equipment either works properly or it doesn't. If it works properly at 100% load for an extended time, you don't need to worry about it.
     
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    my macbook runs at about 125 degrees normally...when i open up winxp in parallels, it runs around 145 degrees and the fan starts blowing hard
     
  7. dissonance

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    ya, that was in the back of my mind, but I dont trust that part.

    I'd like it to run cooler b/c i can notice some slow down. It has been left on converting for almost an entire week before
     
  8. dissonance

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    well, you got me beat then sir
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    If that was pretty much the maximum it runs at, you've got nothing to worry about. I don't know of any cpu that can't handle that temp all day long.

    Mind you, I'm talking 140 max, not higher.
     

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