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This website is completely awesome... I am in awe of everyone of you who explains this as clear as day. I love it...

Anywho, enough of that. My questions are as follows:

What is a normative or at least a decent temperature for a CPU to run at? I have asked at least twenty different people and received at least ten different answers?

How high can you overclock a CPU with a stock fan without doing damage? With this, which is the best fan AND watercooler system available? (I realize this will generate controversy... but I want to hear from ya!)

Finally, when I overclock my CPU by raising the FSB, my temperature never seems to rise. Is this a problem? Or should I keep uping until failure to load?

Any and all thoughts would be appreciated.
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Q.What is a normative or at least a decent temperature for a CPU to run at?

A. Can be different for the main reason that Cpu's have a different architectures that can take more heat than others and Vice versa. However In general terms keep your CPU under 55C at a 100% Load.

Q.How high can you overclock a CPU with a stock fan without doing damage?

A. Depends heavily on your components used and your Load temps with that Stock fan. As for water cooling ill let someone else answere.

Q.Finally, when I overclock my CPU by raising the FSB, my temperature never seems to rise. Is this a problem? Or should I keep uping until failure to load?

A. Usually Temps in a CPU will only raise once you have upped the Voltage. Voltage is the main reason for heat increase in a cpu.
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guy was telling me that anything over 100degressF was bad for the CPU and significantly shortens its life... but my stock intel CPU fan can never keep it below 110F. oh well..

off to explode my PC
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