Article ID: 000058679 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 03/24/2023

Is It Bad If My Intel® Processor Frequently Approaches or Reaches Its Maximum Temperature?


Information on the effects when the max temperature is approached for Intel processor


Need to know if it is bad for my Intel Processor to frequently approaches or reaches Its maximum temperature.


It is not necessarily a bad thing. Many Intel® processors make use of Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, which allows them to operate at very high frequency for a short amount of time. When the processor is operating at or near its maximum frequency, it's possible for the temperature to climb very rapidly and quickly reach its maximum temperature. In sustained workloads, it's possible the processor will operate at or near its maximum temperature limit. Being at maximum temperature while running a workload isn't necessarily cause for concern. Intel processors constantly monitor their temperature and can very rapidly adjust their frequency and power consumption to prevent overheating and damage.

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