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Have you ever wondered what is the maximum temperature for a CPU in a computer?
Use this table for your comparison!


AMD Althon, Althon Opteron, Duron & Sempron Series    
AMD Athlon (socket) upto 1Ghz   90°C
AMD Athlon (slot) all speeds    70°C
AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.1Ghz+    95°C
AMD Athlon MP 1.33Ghz+   95°C
AMD Athlon XP 1.33Ghz+    90°C
AMD Athlon XP T-Bred upto 2100+    90°C
AMD Athlon XP T-Bred over 2100+    85°C
AMD Athlon XP Barton    85°C
AMD Duron up to 1Ghz    90°C
AMD Duron 1Ghz+    90°C
AMD Duron Applebred    85°C
AMD Opteron    65 - 71°C
AMD Athlon    64 70°C
MD Athlon 64 (Socket 939, 1.4 volts)    65°C
AMD Athlon 64 FX    70°C
AMD Athlon 64 X2    71°C
AMD Sempron (T-bred/Barton core)    90°C
AMD Mobile Sempron    95°C
AMD K6 Series    
AMD K6/K6-2/K6-III (All except below)    70°C
AMD K6-2/K6-III (model number ending in X) 65°C   65°C
AMD K6-2+/K6-III+    85°C
Intel Pentium III Series    
Pentium III Slot 1 500-866Mhz    80°C  
Pentium III Slot and socket 933Mhz    75°C 
Pentium III Slot 1 1Ghz    60 - 70°C 
Pentium III Slot 1 1.13Ghz    62°C 
Intel Celeron Series     
Intel Celeron 266-433Mhz    85°C 
Intel Celeron 466-533Mhz    70°C 
Intel Celeron 566-600Mhz (Coppermine)    90°C 
Intel Celeron 633-667Mhz    82°C  
Intel Celeron 700 - 850Mhz    80°C
Intel Celeron 900Mhz - 1.6Ghz 69 - 70°C    69 - 70°C  
Intel Celeron 1.7Ghz and Higher 67 - 77°C    67 - 77°C 
Intel Pentium II     
Intel Pentium II (First Generation "Klamath")    72 - 75°C 
Intel Pentium II (Second Generation, 266-333Mhz)    65°C 
Intel Pentium II (350 - 400Mhz)    75°C 
Intel Pentium II (450Mhz)    70°C 
Intel Pentium 4,Pentium M (notebooks)    
Intel Pentium 4    64 - 78°C 
There are no specific stats for Pentium 4 CPU’s as P4’s have an ability to slow themselves down when they are getting too hot and thus, in theory they should never be able to burn themselves out. To get specifics consult Intel’s specifications for your particular model.    
Intel Pentium M (notebooks)     100°C 
Intel Pentium D (dual core)    
Intel Pentium D 820 (2.8Ghz)    63°C 
Intel Pentium D 830 & 840 (3.0 - 3.2Ghz)    69.8°C 
Intel Pentium Pro    
Intel Pentium Pro. 256 or 512K L2 Cache    85°C 
Intel Pentium Pro. 1MB L2 Cache    80°C