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Temps will hit max fairly quickly into the test.... few minutes should be enough.
    
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Yup, just a few mins into testing. Lets say 3-5 mins. Some people wait for like 6 hrs to check temps... lol this is totally unnecissary. The cpu will heat up to load temps much quicker than that.
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hey i ran the 2x tests with my duo core and this is the temp i got with a standard intel fan 51c, is that good with a standard fan? if i over clocked it 2 around 3.0ghz with the Big typhoon fan do u think i wouldnt have any problems with temps?
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One last thing, last time I ran Prime 95, other then alittle notepad looking thing scrolling sentences and stuff with numbers in it, it didnt look or sound like my pc was doing anything at all.

Is that normal? Did I run it right? I mean is that all you see? a list of scrolling numbers and what not?
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yes, Prime is a list of scrolling numbers, you can check your CPU load by checking the task manager graph.

Also, take your vCore off AUTO right away. It is likely the cause of your high temps. You are probably using almost 1.4v since the AUTO voltage increases with the FSB even if it doesn't need it.

Set your vCore to 1.2 and run the dual prime tests, see what your temps are and see if it passes 12 hours stable....


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Yup, just a few mins into testing. Lets say 3-5 mins. Some people wait for like 6 hrs to check temps... lol this is totally unnecissary. The cpu will heat up to load temps much quicker than that.
Actually, the temp you see after 3-5 minutes is not 100% accurate. Some heatsinks can become saturated and will actually build up heat over longer periods of time. Usually it is not much, maybe 1-3c, but it is important information, especially if you run 24/7. Besides, you should be testing the overclock with at least 8 hours of stress test anyway
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Actually, the temp you see after 3-5 minutes is not 100% accurate. Some heatsinks can become saturated and will actually build up heat over longer periods of time. Usually it is not much, maybe 1-3c, but it is important information, especially if you run 24/7. Besides, you should be testing the overclock with at least 8 hours of stress test anyway
This is true, i stand corrected :\\ Water systems are typically what suffer from the saturation, because it takes some time for all the water and meatal mass in the loop to heat up. But most air cooler will load max in just a few min because there isnt nearly as much mass.
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So I'll check it about an hour into it. AND I'll set my vcore to 1.2 and see if it boots. But somehow I doubt it will, I mean arent Core 2 Duos supposed to run arround 1.3? and if its allready OC'd how would it boot up at 1.2? ah we will see though
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hey i ran the 2x tests with my duo core and this is the temp i got with a standard intel fan 51c, is that good with a standard fan? if i over clocked it 2 around 3.0ghz with the Big typhoon fan do u think i wouldnt have any problems with temps?
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You're looking pretty good Yeah, I think with a BT you can handle that overclock.
    
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hey i ran the 2x tests with my duo core and this is the temp i got with a standard intel fan 51c, is that good with a standard fan? if i over clocked it 2 around 3.0ghz with the Big typhoon fan do u think i wouldnt have any problems with temps?
Well With a stock Intel fan at 100 lOad when priming thats not all too bad. However keep it below 60c. If you where to put a BT on it i dont think you would have many if any heat issues at all. However what speed are you running at now ?
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