Core 2 Duo Temperature Limit

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Core 2 Duo Temperature Limit
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The maximum temperature limits for an Intel Core 2 Duo processor will vary depending on model and number of gigahertz (GHz). If the temperature of your Core 2 Duo approaches the maximum safe limits listed below, proceed with caution.

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Models E6700 (2.66 GHz), E6600 (2.40 GHz), E6420 (2.13 GHz) and E6320 (1.86 GHz)

The maximum temperature limit for all of these models is 60.1 C (140F).

Models E6400 (2.13 GHz), E6300 (1.86 GHz), E4400 (2 GHz) and E4300 (1.8 GHz)

The maximum temperature limit for all of these models is 61.4 C (143F).

Models E6850 (3 GHz), E6750 (2.66 GHz), E6550 (2.33 GHz) and E6540 (2.33 GHz)

The maximum temperature limit for all of these models is 72 C (162F).

Models E4500 (2.20 GHz) and E4400 (2 GHz)

The maximum temperature limit for all of these models is 73.3 C (164F).

Dangers of an Overheated Processor

When the Core 2 Duo processor overheats, it can cause unexpected shutdown. Prolonged overheating can shorten the lifespan of the processor.

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