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I have a quick question for you guys. I have a e2160 that I am having a bit of trouble OCing (I think its the RAM and not the CPU though). Either way, I am curious about the safe temperature of my chip.
I have one of the new revisions that has the M0 and not the L2 Core Steppings (I have a Q0752A443 with CoreStepping SLA8Z). I looked at the product specs of the two on Intel's site and found this:
SLA3H: Thermal Specification - 61.4C. This is the one most people have (and assume I have) and tell me to keep the temp under 55C for best results.
I actually have the SLA8Z which says:
Thermal Specification: 73.2C.
Does that mean I can OC this and as long as the temps are below around 68C, I should be fine (going by the 5-6C less than thermal spec)?
If so, this actually answers quite a few of my questions, like why it takes so much voltage to get a decent FSB setting on my chip - its because it can sustain itself at higher temps.
Thanks for the information