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Is my overclocked CPU operating at a safe temperature?

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Here's a picture of Core Temp, SpeedFan and CPU-Z (HW-Monitor in comments). This is what all three are currently at while I am rendering a 720p video in Sony Vegas. This was taken about 5 minutes into the rendering and there's still about 20 minutes to go. This is an overclocked Phenom II X6 1055t. It's original ghz is 2.8 with a 3.3 turbo and is currently overclocked to 3.5ghz. I have liquid cooling though I have no idea what kind specifically. In total, what's obviously running on my computer right now is 5 tabs of Google Chrome, Steam and Skype, in addition to the rendering. So far it hasn't gotten any higher than 52. I'd like to know how high I should allow my CPU temp to get. It idles around 30 or so.

Edit: 15 minutes into rendering, it has made it to 53 but is going in-between 48 and 52 mostly.






Edited by Chibigoat - 2/26/13 at 5:09pm
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Nope, it's running a little hot.... Too hot I should say.

Not that it will do long term damage or a small overclock. You should check the thermal paste on the CPU and double check that heatsink is tightly making contact with the CPU. no air bubbles etc....

Safe temp is 62C

EDIT: Good monitoring software "HWMonitor"
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Nope, it's running a little hot.... Too hot I should say.

Not that it will do long term damage or a small overclock. You should check the thermal paste on the CPU and double check that heatsink is tightly making contact with the CPU. no air bubbles etc....

Safe temp is 62C

EDIT: Good monitoring software "HWMonitor"

So my CPU is running at 50 degrees or less and a safe temp is 62 degrees... but it's not safe? What? Not sure if you're referring to that 80 degree thing in SpeedFan but that is literally at a constant 80 degrees no matter what and probably has been for the past 2 years that I've had the computer. Don't think it's legit. Do you mean the Temp2?

Unless the CPU has more than one temperature (I have no idea, I'm a noob) it's running at about 50-53 degrees.
Edited by Chibigoat - 2/26/13 at 5:03pm
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So my CPU is running at 50 degrees or less and a safe temp is 62 degrees... but it's not safe? What? Not sure if you're referring to that 80 degree thing in SpeedFan but that is literally at a constant 80 degrees no matter what and probably has been for the past 2 years that I've had the computer. Don't think it's legit. Do you mean the Temp2?

If it is at 50 you should be fine. I do not see a pic with all of your core temps though, would you be able to post that while under load? Have you stability tested your cpu also? It would be great if you could post your temps under max load under a program such as prime 95.

Also, having previously owned a phenom 2, everything I see says that 55c should be your max safe temp.
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Here's what it looks like in HW monitor. The max any core has reached so far is 55 and is currently between 50-53 ish. This picture is at about 90% through the rendering, which means it has been rendering for about 25 or so minutes.



Edited by Chibigoat - 2/26/13 at 5:11pm
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Your CPU Socket Diode temp should be TMPIN2 in HWMonitor @ 66-67C, Core temps are off by -11-12C
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You just need to keep the Core temp under 60c.
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