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Temperature limits for the i9-11900k? What is the healthy threshold?

cemm
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With the adaptive boost on, what is the limit for a safe operation with the i9-11900k?

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n_scott_pearson
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If the heavy-load temperature is averaging somewhere in the range 85c-90c, with only short-duration spikes to higher temperatures (but not all the way to Tjmax (~100c)), then you are doing just fine. I wouldn't disable anything unless the cooling solution cannot keep up with these numbers - but the response should be to fix the cooling solution, not disable features. Do you want the highest performance or not?

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ClariceStarling
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You don't want to go over 85C.  You should be running 80C now ... right?

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cemm
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I am not running anything. I didn't start to assemble it yet. Gathering facts...

So, if I am NOT using the adaptive boost, what should I expect then, 70-75C?

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n_scott_pearson
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If the heavy-load temperature is averaging somewhere in the range 85c-90c, with only short-duration spikes to higher temperatures (but not all the way to Tjmax (~100c)), then you are doing just fine. I wouldn't disable anything unless the cooling solution cannot keep up with these numbers - but the response should be to fix the cooling solution, not disable features. Do you want the highest performance or not?

...S

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