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Can high wattage damage cpu?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So a week back i downloaded OCCT to test my cpu and gpu stability but to my surprise when my cpu stress testing was consuming almost 50w and it barely touches 40w during games also even during rendering it never go above 44w or 46w so i am bit concerned if higher wattage usage could have been detrimental or affected my processor in some way. Though tempature only peaked 75c thought it could have easily touched 80c but luckily i had my AC running and cooling the room well. My brother also experienced slight stuttering initially when he played Just Cause 4 but it become fine after a little while and never happened after that.


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Whats your CPU wattage specs? (Just asking so you will take a look and see what you CPU is able to do). :)


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No, it just uses what it needs. During a stress test it uses more than in a game - it's a stress test.


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Just now, HanZie82 said:

Whats your CPU wattage specs? (Just asking so you will take a look and see what you CPU is able to do). :)

it's an i5 3470 with 77w tdp


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1 minute ago, WikiForce said:

it's an i5 3470 with 77w tdp

Well tdp is for warmth, and since you still under that even, i wouldnt worry.
the CPU uses more Watt then TDP decribes, but whats left over as warmth is whats calculated. (Ugh i cant explain im sorry).


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not if you have adequate cooling, my i5 8600k can consume over 160w at peak load using avx.

Also your wattages aren't very high,  it's all ok


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2 minutes ago, mbntr said:

not if you have adequate cooling, my i5 8600k can consume over 160w at peak load using avx.

Also your wattages aren't very high,  it's all ok

Say watt? :D
 

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3 minutes ago, mbntr said:

not if you have adequate cooling, my i5 8600k can consume over 160w at peak load using avx.

Also your wattages aren't very high,  it's all ok

yeah it was probably due to avx, i have seen some people recommending to disable it before running the test.


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Just now, HanZie82 said:

Say watt? :D
 

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oh crap I have to upgrade to a 9900ks to beat you!


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Just now, HanZie82 said:

Well tdp is for warmth, and since you still under that even, i wouldnt worry.
the CPU uses more Watt then TDP decribes, but whats left over as warmth is whats calculated. (Ugh i cant explain im sorry).

Let me try :D TDP is Thermal Design Power. Essentially the amount of heat output the cooler should be able to dissipate to keep the CPU running without throttling. For Intel, as far as I know, the number is given for base clock, so the amount of power the CPU needs can be a lot higher than that when running at boost clocks. I.e. don't confuse TDP with power usage.

 

This also means the heat it generates is higher than that. For a CPU basically all the power it consumes is translated into heat (since there's no mechanical work done).

 

So higher power consumption translates into higher heat output which could theoretically damage your CPU. Modern CPUs will throttle to avoid that and emergency shut down if that doesn't work. The risk of damage should be minimal.


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Just now, mbntr said:

oh crap I have to upgrade to a 9900ks to beat you!

Hahaha, i think an R7 1800X would do. As ive only got the 1700X... :D (OCed to 4Ghz tho)


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Just now, WikiForce said:

yeah it was probably due to avx, i have seen some people recommending to disable it before running the test.

it is overclocked to 5ghz, and 5ghz cpu + AVX generally gives you nuclear fusion


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2 minutes ago, Eigenvektor said:

Let me try :D TDP is Thermal Design Power. Essentially the amount of heat output the cooler should be able to dissipate to keep the CPU running without throttling. For Intel, as far as I know, the number is given for base clock, so the amount of power the CPU needs can be a lot higher than that when running at boost clocks. I.e. don't confuse TDP with power usage.

 

This also means the heat it generates is higher than that. For a CPU basically all the power it consumes is translated into heat (since there's no mechanical work done).

 

So higher power consumption translates into higher heat output which could theoretically damage your CPU. Modern CPUs will throttle to avoid that and emergency shut down if that doesn't work. The risk of damage should be minimal.

Thank you for clarifying!

100% agree cus 100% correct. :)
 


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8 minutes ago, mbntr said:

it is overclocked to 5ghz, and 5ghz cpu + AVX generally gives you nuclear fusion

Try running a FX-9590 @ 7700+ MHz......

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20 minutes ago, WikiForce said:

Can high wattage damage cpu?

Voltage and heat can damage your CPU, not wattage itself per se. You could be drawing 2 megawatts, but as long as the voltage wasn't too high and the cooling-system could handle the heat, it'd be fine.


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