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Old 2021-07-27, 08:38   #16
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Originally Posted by drkirkby View Post
So the CPU would not use 200 W for a sustained period of time - only a limited period of time. I would have thought those limits were seconds or minutes, not hours.
I suspect that if you have good cooling then you can exceed TDP indefinitely.

If you don't care about efficiency or longevity then there is little to worry about when running it at full capacity, the CPU will throttle itself if things get too hot.
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