Also something to keep in mind, most (all?) new procs have thermal
cuttoffs that will kill themselves before any damage happens. If you
box hasn't shut down in weird ways or underclocked itself, you are
probably good to go. It's something to keep your eye on, but I
wouldn't worry too much about it if you aren't experiencing any

On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 12:14 AM, Christian Zachariasen
> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 9:08 AM, Wojciech Puchar <
>> As with so many other things in the computer world, it depends. With no
>>> case
>>> fans, it's weird that the computer gets colder if it has something above
>>> and
>> no it's not. the machines above and below has proper cooling, and transfers
>> this machine heat by conduction - rack cases are mostly metal and conduct
>> heat well.
> I've very little experience with computers in racks, but if the machines are
> actually touching, then yes, this could be the case.
> The 65 C temperature a previous poster was talking about is not the maximum
> operating temperature for the actual processor, it's the maximum temperature
> in the case while the computer is operating. As far as I know CPU
> temperatures are measured on the actual processor die, and the case
> temperature will normally be *much* lower.
> Christian Zachariasen
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