Critical Temperatures for an AMD
Okay, I know the critical temperature is 63C, but I was wondering at what point does the heat actually begin to damage the chip?
I want to overclock my processor eventually, without having to buy a new heatsink. Why? Installing my motherboard was a real pain in the a**, and even though it's much easier now, I don't think I have the patience to remove all the wires and put them back again. (The Zalman heatsinks require you to put something underneath the motherboard in order for it to work.)
My Fx-55 runs 42C now at idle; will it be okay at say 55C load?
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