How "hot" did you get?

What was the hottest temperature that you managed to get your cpu running at?:D

I still remember using my pentium 4 531 with only a heatsink and no actual cooler on it at around 103C.

65C on socket temp FX8350 @ 5.0Ghz. Then it bluescreened.

91 °C while trying to get my I7 920 to 4.2 stable. It didnt actually crash there, but I decided to back of to 4.0 because of temps and voltage.

hit 99 on my 4770k on stock heatsink with next to no overclock. Now running 4.95GHz with H110 and not seeing anything more than 73 though its spring so it will get warmer. Usual clock of 4.3 I dont see more than 61C

I know that struggle Mistery, I still cant get that last 0.05 to hit 5GHz without stability issues. Just two of those cores are less reliable than the rest.

Should also note than I get systems filled with dust all the time. had on early i7 extreme system that was running very hot. turns out the heatsink had broken off. 87C idle? Also plenty of P4's choked with dust hitting over 100. Touched a heatsink yesterday and burned the tips of my fingers instantly. There is a reason why that system wont boot...

103 degrees centigrade on my Lenovo y570 a couple years ago. It still works fine. I pulled it apart and replaced the thermal paste a couple months ago, and noticed that the plastic was distorted around the gpu (the gpu and cpu share a heatsink)

I did this by playing metro 2033 on it for about 8 hour straight. It was screaming like a jet out of hell, and bluescreened. Props to lenovo for making their laptops tough as nails.

93c on my old athlon xp 2700+ (oc'd to 2.3ghz) back in 2002. Yes, it really did run that hot for several years, roughly. I never applied new thermal paste on the heatsink even though i took it off several times to clean it. It didn't work properly after that.

also,forgot to mention,while i was hitting those 103C on that poor p4 i was also using winrar,trying to extract an iso file(damn pirates and their stupid games).let's say that 4gigs took an eternity.

Miss Elizabeth that i7 4770k was dreaming to become a pentium 4 :D

I've never gotten a CPU over 65C, but my old laptop used to let the GPU get up to 120 in certain games.

105c on my Acer laptop. Cooling on the CPU is basically ass, although the GPU tends to stay surprisingly cool.

For games like BF4 I have to limit the framerate so my laptop doesn't explode.

103c on my Dell Inspiron 1545. The heat sink was clogged with a dust sponge. Burnt my hands on the surface it was so hot. Still works after 5 years.

120c on a Pentium 4 (LGA 775 can't remember exact part) (without heatsink) Throttled like mad, but never stopped or shutdown.

My laptop, Dell Inspiron 15R SE was hitting 105*C and turning itself off while I was playing LoL quite a few times. i7 laptops don't handle games very well, except ones designed for gaming....LOL

My current CPU 4670k before I threw my waterblock on, was clocked at 4.4GHz with the stock cooler, wasn't delided yet... and it was hitting 98* running Prime....Didn't crash

I also ran an Athlon XP 3200+ with no heatsink... Something like this happened. I was gonna throw it away and had some fun xD

224C I was stress testing overnight and woke up to the smell of something burning, I was able to stop it before any real damage was done. link

There's no way it got that hot and survived. It must have gotten too hot for the thermal probe to read. The TJMax is 62*.

Maximum junction temperature (sometimes abbreviated TJMax) is specified in a part's datasheet and is used when calculating the necessary case-to-ambient thermal resistance for a given power dissipation. This in turn is used to select an appropriate heat sink if necessary. Other cooling methods include thermoelectric cooling and Coolants.

In Intel processors, the core temperature is measured by a sensor. If the core reaches its TJMax, this will trigger a protection mechanism to cool the processor. If the temperature rises above the TJMax, the processor will trigger an alarm to warn the computer operator who can then discontinue the process that is causing the overheating or shut down the computer to prevent damage.[1]

An estimation of the chip-junction temperature, TJ, can be obtained from the following equation:[2]

TJ = TA + ( R θJA × PD )

where: TA = ambient temperature for the package ( °C )

θJA = junction to ambient thermal resistance ( °C / W )

PD = power dissipation in package 


amd sensors are bad for anyone who doesn't know. i idle at 6C

yeah,i know that the FX series has some power spikes(the 8350 went to some holy 200w @stock for 2-3 seconds in a review i think) but that won't make your processor turn into a freaking oven,it's most likely a bug or the probe read something like 1-2 degrees above the TJMax

With AMD FX cpu´s you have to look at the socket temp.

my FX8350, went over 62C on socket and crashed at 5.0ghz, aswell as on 4.9ghz.

But yeah my mobo sucks aswell.

Oh least it works on 4.8..right?


Core 2 Duo e8600 w/ broken stock heatsink - 110c..