CPU temperature: AMD vs Intel?

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  1. DSGamer64
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    Anyone have good sources of information on heat output of various CPU models such as AMD Phenom's and Intel Core 2 Quad. I am looking for comparisons since heat output will be a concern when building a PC and liquid cooling is way too expensive.
     
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    This is from what i've experienced. amd have higher temps but i'd say they have a higher heat threshold. Intel has a much larger range, but cant handle heat all to well. amd cpu's idle at 40-50 and on loads go up to a bout 55-65. intel cpu's idle at around 30-40 and on load go up to 55-65. though i believe intel cpu's have troubles at temps around 70-80, whereas amd cpu's get into trouble around the 85+ mark.
     
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    there should be any problem between the two as long as you get a decent third party HSF
     
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    On a really hot day in the summer or when the sun is out and the furnace full blast in the winter, my room gets to be about 30 Celcius easily, with a computer I would be worried about it spiking to 45 or so easily and that isn't bearable if the thing is running. I suppose I will have to invest in a bunch of cooling stuff for all the components.
     
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    A friend of mine has a Sempron which reached 100°C when on High Load [​IMG]
    After some thermal paste change and a bit of cleaning, it idles at 55°C [​IMG]

    AMDs are notoriously hotter than Intels, but it shouldn't give you much issues, as long as you keep the heatsink clean and put fresh thermal paste before every Summer.
     
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    45C is completely fine

    when it hits 70C then you are going into the danger zone as far as CPU's are concerned
     
  7. DSGamer64
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    This case should cool a high end graphics card and CPU pretty well:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?...N82E16811103011

    I will probably get some extra cooling devices like RAM heatsinks (unless I get something with it already). I could always place the computer near an AC vent in the summer [​IMG]
     
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    Not really the case with Core i7s now, but was definitely the case with the Core 2 Duos. My Q6600 overclocked to 3.2GHz will idle around 30 something degrees and goes up to 65-66 load. Going up to 70 is a bit on the warm side and 75 is getting dangerous.
     
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    That was in one of my threads a few days back...you'll find the link really useful
     
  10. DSGamer64
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    The Q6600 is an older processor as well, doesn't it have a higher nanometer rating?