posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 03:30 PM
Anyone who runs seti 24/7 needs to have a temperature monitor for your cpu..
I remember about 3-4 years ago the first time I ran seti .. it uses 100% of your processor core(s), and it shot my temp up to rediculous temperatures
(80*c). If you are running seti, use this program first to see how hot it makes your comp:
You don't want it past .. lets say... 65-70. This will just cause wear on your cpu and make it die faster if it's always at high temperatures. Also if
it's wayyy beyond normal temps (like 80-90*c), you could do serious damage or even fry your chip.
I myself have water cooling (corsair, it only cost $80) and my cpu NEVER goes over 40*c no matter how hard I try.
There are even some programs you can get that will automatically shut down your pc if it becomes too hot (laptops usually have this built-in).
Edit: Like somebody else suggested about the monitor burn-in.. yea. If you aren't at your comp, always turn your monitor off. Always. Always always
always. You'll get a few more years of life out of it and you wont have an image burnt into it.
edit on 18-11-2010 by MurrayTORONTO because:
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