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Old 11-05-08, 08:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Noob Q About How To Tell If CPUS Damaged?

Yeah, as Bman said, the shut down is there to protect it from damage. Not to let it get damaged then shut off. I'd say you're probably okay. Running it at extremely hot temps for an extended period of time (say just below the threshold of safety shutdown) will probably cause damage over time. But for short periods of time I don't see any side effects.

Definitely don't let that happen again though. Get some better cooling on that sucka!
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