i5-2310 reaches 100°C when I'm playing games

AtomicV

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Is it safe to play games at 100°C? Whenever I play games my processor, which is i5-2310, reaches 100°C using stock cooler, specifically playing Overwatch. Is it normal? I'm using HWMonitor and PC Wizard to see what temp it is, same results, 97 - 100°C. But when idle it's just 55 - 60°C. It's just when I'm playing games it reaches 100°C.

PC Specs:
- i5-2310
- 8gb RAM
- GTX 1050
 

ComputerGeek21

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branching off mdd1093's comment tape works too
no seriously, you haven't surrounded or covered your cpu with any foreign objects right?
does your cpu feel hot, there seem to be a awful lot of cases that just have false readings from the cpu thermometers
 

ComputerGeek21

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branching off mdd1093's comment tape works too
no seriously, you haven't surrounded or covered your cpu with any foreign objects right?
does your cpu feel hot, there seem to be a awful lot of cases that just have false readings from the cpu thermometers
 

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