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While I still don't have phase installed I was wondering how far a X6800 would go on stock. At 3ghz full load temps are around 45-50 accoring to speedfan and pcprobe, while intel TAT says my full load temp is 60. At 3.5ghz intel TAT said my full load temp was 70.

I have this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231086
What timings should I put and at what speed? And I guess 2.4v right?

Should I set my chipset voltages to max?
What's the highest but safe vcore to go up to on stock?

So far the highest I got with a 1.4vcore was 3.58ghz, might have been 1.45, but I really think it was 1.4, all chipset voltages were at "auto" in bios and ram was at PC8500 but at un-adjusted timings, don't remember what they were.
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You're running quite hot. TAT is the temp you should use... all others underestimate the temp, given the location of the various sensors.

I'd not go any further.
    
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Don't you have a Phase Changer?
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While I still don't have phase installed I was wondering how far a X6800 would go on stock.
    
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Just hold off for now and get phase installed. No use burning up your chip (and RMA'ing AGAIN, right?). I mean, you've pretty much got the fastest system money can buy, so just chill out and don't risk ruining perfectly good (excellent, actually) hardware.

Start researching more on how to get that phase up and running. Then you should be good to go for overclocking that beast. Just dont forget about good airflow around your voltage regulation circuitry.
    
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I think he's fine. Core2 can withstand those temps short term, alot of people are running them almost that hot 24/7, although 65 or more is gettin a bit toasty. Any hotter than you have now wouldn't be healthy for sure. I'm not saying it's ok to run hot all the time, but I doubt he's gonna kill his chip or really shorten it's life. Ya man, see what it can do with stock cooler ! After that though I'd clock 'n volt it back down, til you get something better. 3.5 is nice though for stock hs .

I only clocked mine to 3.4ghz with the stock cooler, really short term though. But I didn't push it at all, and put on my BT almost right away, the next day after I got the chip. That bad boy will be nice on phase!

Also, are you getting these temps only when doing the TAT's own stress test?? I noticed this gets temps hotter than I can ever get otherwise. I swear I can throw dual core folding, dual prime95, a movie encode, internet surfing, plus more all at once, and temps never get as high as with TAT stress test.
    
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