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I did a small overclock on my AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (which is on stock air cooling at the mo) from 2.4GHz to 2.6Ghz. I want to test it for quite a while to see the maximum temperature it gets to after being on 100% load for a long time. I've got Prime95 which I hear is a very good thing to use for this, however I've also got the Folding at home client. When they are running, they both use 100% CPU load, however I'm just thinking, which is better to get the absolute maximum load from the CPU to make it the hottest?
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Can't you run them both at the same time?
  
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Both Prime95 and Folding will stress the CPU very well however Prime95 will do a better job however to get the ultimate test then run both mate.
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Good ideas! Cheers guys
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Good luck matey.
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I've been running Prime95 for over 2 hours now, and the highest my CPU has hit is 44C full load. Do I need to prime any more or can I safely say this is a safe overclock?
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44c is very safe tbh. Weird thing for me is on Prime95 Torture Test I get around 41/42c max load. On most games (HL2 etc...) I get 41/42c too. But for some reason when I play GTR2 (demo version) my temps go upto 43/44c max. So I reckon you should try that to find out your max temp. I think cos its a GPU intesive game too and my whole system heats up, I dont think I will ever find a app to get my cpu hotter than that, 44c.
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