-to power themselves if they get hot enough to cause damage, so the fact that it apparently didn't power down is in your favor. It's been a couple of years since I did any serious measurements on my PCs, but when I did, I noticed that it was always hotter when I looked in the BIOS. My guess is that Power On Self Test stresses the CPU and gets it hotter than after it's finished booting. Games of course are stressful, so a lot of things enter into the equation. I'd get a temperature monitor and see how things look a few minutes after booting vs what the BIOS says. I use Speedfan but there're plenty of others as well.
Hello all. I have a few questions regarding the Intel i5 CPU and the core temp maxes, due to my CPU running at possible max+ Temps due to hardware failure. Story/issue below:
I built myself a new rig two years back and have slowly been upgrading it. Specs are :
Intel i5-4670 - 3.4GHz
16Gb DDR3 Ram
GeForce GTX 980Ti GPU
Corsair H60 sealed water cooler
6+ Push/Pull Fans
I was running a new antivirus program and noticed that my computer fans started running loud and was running sluggish. I opened my BIOs app and noticed my Core temp was 91 Degrees celcius. I thought it was an app error. So I restarted my computer and went into actual BIOs and saw that my core temp was indeed this high. I noticed that my water cooler was no longer working. So today I replaced it with a new air cooler with a push/pull set up. My main concern is life of chip and how much it has been reduced and how much damage was done from a possible 20+ min of running at this temperature?