I understand that some heat when running resource intensive applications and games is to be expected but I believe I've passed into the danger zone, so to speak. When playing XCOM my CPU temperature quickly exceeds 80°C. From my googling on the matter I have come to assume that a temperature as high as 80°C is dangerous for the hardware of the device, but I have had trouble finding upper threshold limits for the model itself.
I guess my questions are as follows:
1) How damaging would running the CPU at 80°C for an extended duration (1hr +) be?
2) What would you consider the max acceptable CPU temperature to be?
3) Assuming it is as bad as thought, what are my options to reduce the CPU temperature, short of avoiding the problem applications? Underclocking seems to be a common suggestion, but I get the feeling that XCOM, or similarly taxing applications, may just fail to run or become incredible sluggish under such constraints.
My device is rooted and running Lean Kernel v2.4 along with the w03Slim ROM. Found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2638116
I've done similar test runs in the Temasek kernel with the recommended configurations through Trickster Mod and there is no difference, the CPU still exceeds 80°C when playing XCOM. After a week or so of googling, searching the forums, and digging through device manuals I feel like I'm spinning my wheels.
Any insight or advice you all might have is greatly appreciated.