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Is 60C "way too hot"? Intel chips will tolerate up to 80C in Prime95. Only stress testing programs will make a processor this hot.

When you say it is unstable, do you mean you are getting bluescreens or freezes? (Or are you going by stress temps?)

As long as voltages are not ridiculously high you should be OK on the hardware front. The real worry is data corruption. An image of your HDD might help there so you can reinstate to the point you took the image.

Life is a risk. Hardware can still fail without risks being taken, but is less likely. It is up to you to decide the extent of the risks you take.
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Is 60C "way too hot"? Intel chips will tolerate up to 80C in Prime95. Only stress testing programs will make a processor this hot.
When you say it is unstable, do you mean you are getting bluescreens or freezes? (Or are you going by stress temps?)
As long as voltages are not ridiculously high you should be OK on the hardware front. The real worry is data corruption. An image of your HDD might help there so you can reinstate to the point you took the image.
Life is a risk. Hardware can still fail without risks being taken, but is less likely. It is up to you to decide the extent of the risks you take.

yea 60c is the max for AMD stuff..
    
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Maybe consider water cooling, like an XSPC RX240 or RX360 kit?
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No problem, what is game stable isn't necessarily prime stable. Stressing software like that is not real world useage unless you fold or something. If its stable for gaming than its stable for your useage. As long as volts aren't astronomical I say run it! This is OCN!

As long as your aware that it could crash on you and willing to take that risk who cares right?

Reading it sounds like you're stable in prime, just hotter than you like. Sounds like its fine to me.
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this and only this..

dont read anything else OP

period

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No problem, what is game stable isn't necessarily prime stable. Stressing software like that is not real world useage unless you fold or something. If its stable for gaming than its stable for your useage. As long as volts aren't astronomical I say run it! This is OCN!
As long as your aware that it could crash on you and willing to take that risk who cares right?
Reading it sounds like you're stable in prime, just hotter than you like. Sounds like its fine to me.
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The system will still mishandle data causing possible corruption.
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this and only this..
dont read anything else OP
period
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You say it like it's fact. and you give rep for silly advice.

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When you run games like BF3 or Skyrim, you are going to get more random crashes than average. Get stable because otherwise you may get OS/data corruption.
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The problem that I am having is that I have a FX-8120 and two 6790's. When I run games with cpu at 4.6Ghz I get fps around 30-40fps but when I overclock to 4.94GHz (unstable but am able to play games no problem) the fps goes to (70-80).

How is a 8120@4.6Ghz bottlenecking 2x6790's

Even a 1055T@4Ghz could power 2 of those cards (I think- correct me if i'm wrong).

seems strange:thinking:
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How is a 8120@4.6Ghz bottlenecking 2x6790's
Even a 1055T@4Ghz could power 2 of those cards (I think- correct me if i'm wrong).
seems strange:thinking:

Depends on the game and resolution.
 
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post #20 of 29
All of you afraid of running on the ragged edge are apparently in the wrong forum. His system runs too hot on prime at that speed, he says its perfectly stable while gaming with those settings so why not?

OS corruption is a minute possibility always, but it only takes a little while to reinstall.

Stability is in the eyes of the beholder. Ones man's rock stable, may be another man's ticking time bomb.

OP, again if your stable for your uses, than you are stable.

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