Originally Posted by PMD
Ok I need some advice. I managed to overclock at a stable fsb of 350 which is what I would like to have it as but after a few hours my pc just restarts. Now what I would like to know is why it does this. Is it because the temps are too much? It idles at ~50C and under 100% load is ~65C. I'm using a Thermaltake Big Typhoon. I heard people saying that my PSU could also be the problem and if so I guess I will reluctantly replace it.
It's my understanding that above 60c id BAD. Idling at 50c is BAD.
Here is my rig and temps:
E6600 (Mult:7, 1.5V, 30c idle, 50c full load) @ 3.5GHZ
P5b Deluxe (FSB: 500MHZ, NB and FSB termination voltage maxed)
DDR21000 RAM (1:1 ratio 4-4-4-5 2.3v)
I'm watercooled. If someone is stable on air near that speed...they need to post WHICH air cooler.
Also, if you have not attached the air cooler exactly right, it may be seated improperly. This will royally mess with temps. Are you using the stock thermal pad that came with that cooler?
EDIT: OK I see you switched to a TTBT? What thermal grease did you use? How did you prep the CPU and TT surfaces? What process did you use to "seat" it? You shoudl be seeing low temps at idle at the very least.