+ 0 Votes How'd it get this far?? mjd420nova December 29, 2013 at 9:43pm PST I suspect that a wary nose may have noted the temps if you hadn't used speedfan, etc. Yes, redline for me is 65c, then I look at the vents, fans and clean the heatsink. The Intel i5 is pretty durable but wouldn't last long at those temps. I use pieces of posterboard to help channel airflow to the needed areas and stop flow from inside the case to the powersupply case.