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Please reply if you have time --- I'm currently doing my first oc (ever) and i've been upping the FSB by 5 everytime, not touching the voltage yet as I don't anything but stock cooling (for the moment).

How can I check the CPU temp while in windows without a probe?

Also, when do I stop increasing the FSB? How do I know when the limit is reached without having to adjust voltage or RAM timing.
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post #2 of 11
You can use a program such as EVEREST to monitor temps. If you are going to OC more, it would be a very very good idea to get a better cooler. If you start to get instability in your OC, thats when you need to up the voltage, but make sure you keep an eye on your temps! its best to keep the load temps under 50-55C.
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post #3 of 11
Speedfan works too. However with that you have to guess what temps correspond to what in your computer. I run Everest and I love it!

You will know when you've reached your limit if you can't POST, or if you get into Windows and its unstable. To really check your stability you need to run something like Prime95 or Orthos. If you can run either of those for over 8 hours, I'd say you're stable enough for everyday use.

Make sure you stay under 55C load when you are running the tests however...
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post #4 of 11
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Yeah....it's weird though.

I downloaded and ran everest and it was telling me my CPU Temp was only 32...which is lower than it shows in the bios when it's doing nothing.

And the multiplier kept switching between 14 and 17...although CPU-Z Never showed this.
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post #5 of 11
What version of Everest do you have? It def. should be compatible with your motherboard... some systems work better with other things however. Try speedfan and see what happens...
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post #7 of 11
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Speedfan has 2 of my temps being negative (-46 C and -99C) then all the others are ... 32,38,28...about those values.
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post #8 of 11
Very odd.....did your motherboard come with its own temp monitoring software on the driver CD? That would be your best bet it would seem.
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post #9 of 11
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I think it was supposed to have. But in Digicell (MSI's provided tool) doesn't have some of the options accessible to me.

I'm more worried that i'm doing damage without knowing it????? Or would windows shut down long before that happens?
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post #10 of 11
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Alright...I just loaded MSI's utitilty from their website, and it's telling me the CPU's running at a temp of 32 C
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