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thats default speed i havent overclocked it as yet, gotta wait till i get BT
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Right well thats not to bad at 100% Load on the defualt cooler. However dont overclock yet till you get a better cooling solution such as the BT.

Also make sure you use a good thermal compound such as AS5 ( Arctic silver 5 )
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See, I'm just completely disgusted that my CPU runs at basically the same temps when I am using a BT and hes using the stock heatsink. Something isnt right. I really hope it is the auto vcore.
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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
Core 2 Duo's do not need 1.3v to run. My 920 is running at 3.8 (a 1Ghz overclock) at only 1.2875v.....the C2D's have much lower power needs than the PD series.....I have had my 6700 running stable at 1.08 at 270FSB (almost stock).......

As I stated before (I think you have a couple threads going), my suggestion is to troubleshoot your temp problems before overclocking.....hence, set your FSB to stock and the vcore to 1.2......if your Core 2 Duo won't run at stock settings and 1.2v, you need to send it back
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Do you think with my motherboard i can oc it 2 around 3.0ghz? thats with the Big typhhon im getting soon + the Artic 5 silver compount paste
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its okay, I got 38c on idle, prescott lol.
    
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Do you think with my motherboard i can oc it 2 around 3.0ghz? thats with the Big typhhon im getting soon + the Artic 5 silver compount paste
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