How hot should my core temps be getting running folding@home on my 3.2 ghz MacPro?

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  1. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

    mperkins37

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    So, I figure since I have a raw computing monster that I don't have maxed out that I would help science by folding@home with it as well as my PS3.
    I just looked today & my cores are running at 130-157 degrees.
    Is this normal?
    As soon as I shut it down the temps go down to 95-115 range.
    I am willing to use the Macpro to help science as long as it doesn't kill my machine.
     
  2. Raid macrumors 68020

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    The 130-157 range does sound a touch high to me, with my 3.0Ghz (pre 2008) Mac Pro even with fairly significant loads I haven't seen anything past 50 degrees Celsius (that's 122 degrees Fahrenheit). The difference could be that we have different chip-sets, and I'm not quite sure of the thermal capacity of either chip... regardless I would probably restrict the folding to keep temps down.

    I also tried searching for any operating temperature guidelines at Intel... ugh too much information and not enough detail!
     
  3. mperkins37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How would one go about restricting the folding at home activity to relieve the temps, If I can't resolve the problem, I won't take a chance of killing a core or more due to heat issues.
     

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