Can my CPU handle my workload?

October 13, 2010 at 10:50:08
Specs: Linux 10.10 64-bit, Intel i7 980x/12 Gb DDR3
Hi, I'm about to upgrade to a new motherboard (ASUS Sabertooth X58) and a new CPU (Intel i7 980x). I do a lot of statistical programming via parallel computing. If I do 10,000 pseudo-random simulations, I split up the work among the cores. It isn't unusual for me to leave my computer running for days. I use a statistical software called "R" which is not the fastest software but I use it. I don't have access to a server so my pc is all I have. Do processors burn out if subjected to this kind of work? I don't do such big simulations everyday but maybe once a month. But when I do, it usually takes days upon days for the program to finish.

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October 13, 2010 at 11:54:50
I would recommend to buy an after market cooler for your cpu. Will help keep it much cooler while its running for days. I would also say it would be fine to do that kind of work on processors.

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October 13, 2010 at 12:59:39
u will be fine, the stock cooler works fine.

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