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Old 2020-03-19, 02:46   #6
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I agree that throttling has questionable aspects. Constant expand-contract cycles could affect multiple aspects of the CPU internally, and its thermal interface. The real question is indeed temperature. If your CPU core readings are reported below 70 C in a program like HWINFO, you should not have problems. If the temps are up in the 70s, taking 1 core off from Prime95 would bring them back down. You should check your temps under load in any case. HWINFO is very informative and frequently updated to accommodate newer hardware.
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