|Absolutely true. There are however some general guides we can give you. Withing 5 minutes of a 'cold' start most CPU's should be in the 30C range and 40C range is not unacceptable, though if not overclocked, you should probably be looking into blowing out the dust with a can of compressed air. Most CPU's should tolerate at least near 70C before shutting down BUT if you are reaching those levels within 5 minutes idle then you REALLY need to investigate where the problem is. That would mean either completely clogged heat sink and probably a non-spinning CPI fan, or the heat sink is not (or no longer) properly attached, OR someone removed the heat sink and did not clean off and reapply the thermal compound (or properly). Case temperatures cannot rise that fast though a chipset might if it's heat sink were off.|
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