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just monitor the temperature a LOT! and get very very good cooling, use a non-stock heat sink and put too many fans in your case, i would then just start with a small increment and load test it to a day, if its still staying cool jump it a bit more, and keep doing it until you find the CPU is somewhat warm

my CPU is a p4 3 GHz (Overclocked to 3.3) and its stable at 60C (my heatsink can do better, but its loud so i choose hot instead), but many people report their CPUs get unstable long before that

just keep the CPU below 60-70 and it wont fry, but may become unstable, officially it fries at 85 for the 3000+, also look in your BIOS for control temps, like auto shut off after 70C or so, just to keep it from frying
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LOL *Heres your sign*
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post #3 of 24
He likely has a prescott which run hot as

However, to advice 60C-70C is pretty insane... LOL

Generally:
  • AMD: try to stay below 50C, maybe 55C if you dare (very general)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo: 60C. Don't go higher (opinions vary, some say 55C to have some safe margin, others are daring and let 'er rip over 70C - yes, these CPUs can take heat apparently, but I'd be safe and stay way below the throttle point which is in the low 80's)
  • Other Intel: depends. Prescott can run hot, but try below 60C for sure, and Northwood below 55C, and Pentium D also.

Note: this is rough and general. Obviously, the various AMDs will have different temperature limits also.
    
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thats what i thought and his is at 3.3 Ghz at 60C

and surely ANY cpu would fry before 85C
    
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post #5 of 24
lol! my P4 3.2GHz EE IDLED at 73c STOCK (stock cooler of course) loaded it bumped around 84c-79c

Most CPU's can go to 90c before they are dead
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For a short time yeah. But you don't wanna be running those temps 24/7... after about a year (or so...) it's over.
    
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90c would murder after like 10min.. my P4 is still kicking though.. (CSS server)
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Some guys like it hot...
    
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oh rite i thought around 70 was damaging. Learn something new everyday
    
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post #10 of 24
70c is a bit hot but it would not kill anything if you have your cooling hooked up right
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