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1) Right now, I have my Q8400 sitting at 3.32GHz, but yesterday I started SMP folding and it hit 75C...which (I think) is too hot. Just wondering what my temps should max out while folding so I can clock the CPU down a bit and keep it out of danger?

2) Yesterday, when I first installed F@H v7, it booted up and started GPU folding, which ran my GPU temps up to ~66C, and I think it was folding faster than it is now. I read that you can get out of the F@H Client and restart it to see split percentages of completion, so I did that, but when I started it back up, the GPU topped out at 46C. GPU usage is at 100%, but I'm still not entirely sure it's working efficiently since, again, I think the ETA of my project was lower the first time I opened it.

I'm very new to this, so any advice would be great. Thank you all in advance.
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75c is a bit hot for that chip. I would prefer to keep it under 70c which would easily happen if you got rid of that stock cooler

I don't have any experience with V7 but different work units will have a different affect on your gpu. Some units will make it much hotter then others but as long as your at 100% and your core clocks haven't dropped everything should be fine.
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75c is a bit hot for that chip. I would prefer to keep it under 70c which would easily happen if you got rid of that stock cooler

I don't have any experience with V7 but different work units will have a different affect on your gpu. Some units will make it much hotter then others but as long as your at 100% and your core clocks haven't dropped everything should be fine.
Thanks for the quick reply. I'm probably going to go out and get an SCMG-2100 for that purpose, for now I'll just downlock the CPU a bit to keep it under 70C.

And bah, my core is running at like 400MHz, so it did drop. I'm not sure how to get it to stay at 980.
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Yeah, the stock Intel cooler is definitely not able to keep an OC'ed Quad cool!

I need an IFX-14 on my Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz to keep it around 50C



75C is the max recommended, at this point the chip with throttle to prevent irreversible damage, but I like to keep mine well below that to ensure a happy long life

What are you using to OC your GPU?
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With nvidia's latest drivers if the card becomes unstable it will drop the clocks to 400mhz. So you may have to back your overclock down or add some more voltage. Folding is pretty stressful and good at finding errors
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I'm using MSi Afterburner to OC. :O
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Yeah if it's afterburner it should stay set at whatever you tell it to, unless it detects instability, in which case the drivers throttle it back

you might need extra voltage to keep it at that clock
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With nvidia's latest drivers if the card becomes unstable it will drop the clocks to 400mhz. So you may have to back your overclock down or add some more voltage. Folding is pretty stressful and good at finding errors
I reset it to stock and restarted F@H and it didn't fix it. I also set the power management mode to "prefer maximum performance" in Nvidia's control panel, so that's not it. Should I restart the computer?

Edit: Hmm...I clicked the "i" on Afterburner, and saw this. "Active 3D process : not detected" So I'm thinking that could have something to do with it. Anyone know how to fix this?
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Hmmm I don't know sorry I'm still using drivers 266.58 so I have never came across this issue myself.
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If you've just changed to Power savings option in nVidia Control Panel, then try a reboot. I've never really fiddled with afterburner so I don't know what that "i" is supposed to show
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