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What is considered temperature too high for a Core2Duo CPU on a notebook computer?

What is considered temperature too high for a Core2Duo CPU on a notebook computer?

So I took the advice of installing SpeedFan (also because download.com has Editor's recommendation), and see that the temperature of my notebook's CPU (Intel Core2Duo) is about 60C and jumps up to about 69 C max for a few seconds (by looking at the chart).

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Guest [Entry]

"since there is a bout a gazillion of different Core 2 Duo mobile processors, that cannot be answered with certainty as the thermal specification can vary, e.g. the T9500's thermal design range goes up to 105 degree Celsius.

you can look up the thermal specification for your processor model on Intel's website."
Guest [Entry]

"That's fine. It's a laptop, it doesn't have as good airflow as your average desktop, so things get a tad hotter. A CPU can run at 100C without damaging itself just fine, but if it gets too much hotter most motherboards will kill it to protect the hardware.

I'm currently idling at 35C, so perhaps give the airflow a bit of a look, see if it's a bit dusty, but the temperatures you're seeing are perfectly acceptable for a modern CPU :)"