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I have my system OC'ed to 3.5 GHz.
Idle temps are 43c TAT, do you guy's feel that this is too high to run 24/7?

I understand that you should not go over 55-60c, but what about safe idle temps for 24/7 operation?
    
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What are your load temps? Those are that matter.

And 60C is the max temp to run 24/7 (generally when we talk about temps, we talk about 24/7 temps)

I am not afraid to run a little higher though
    
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Using TAT at 100% Load the temps will go over 60c, but when running most games etc. they will not go over 55c.
    
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you should be fine in my opinion
    
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Originally Posted by hogans View Post
Using TAT at 100% Load the temps will go over 60c, but when running most games etc. they will not go over 55c.
The TAT stress test places a harder load than even some other 100% load systems, and most games do not hit 100% load and when they do it is not usually sustained for long periods of time, which is why the temps are different.

While 60.1c is the listed thermal threshold for stock C2D CPUs, I usually recomend you keep an overclocked one lower than 55c, as long as the voltage guidlines are being followed as well. Ovclocked, over-volted CPUs have much lower temp thresholds, so if you are using more than 1.35v and plan to use this CPU for more than a year or so you might want to back it down a bit.
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