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post #1 of 8
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With my new C2D rig I joined the dark intel side.

The voltages are totally different than my old Athlon 2500+. How high is safe? I have a tuniq on it now and soon I'm getting custom watercooling (with a stinger V6 ) so temps are and will be fine.

What is a safe temp?

I already overclocked the CPU to 2.8GHz stable with no voltage increases. I can't get my video card drivers to work (Help here), so I can't do much.
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I feels great, right?
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post #3 of 8
I wouldn't go any higher than 1.4V for 24/7. I try to keep my temperature below 45ºC load.

I'm currently at 3.4ghz, 1.35V.
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I feels great, right?
lol The speed feels great for sure. I really love how easy it is to overclock with this mobo and how well the CPU overclocks. I couldn't get my 2500+ over 2.2GHz (the mobo was bad for overclocking also).

The best part was installing some drivers while doing other stuff and not having any lag at all. I haven't been able to get into a game to really see the difference yet unfortunately.
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post #5 of 8
The Tuniq Tower 120 should be more than enough for the E6300, even at 3.0gzh. So don't spend any more on cooling.
post #6 of 8
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I got a free Stinger V6 (the giveaway in the watercooling section) so thats about half the cost already.

The tuniq is enough for sure, but it would sure be a waste to get the stinger and not use it. lol
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post #7 of 8
I personally wouldn't go above 1.5v for 24/7.

The Tuniq is a great cooler though, I'm at 3.6ghz with 1.38v and it never exceeds 42-43 load........plenty of headroom for more ghz's
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post #8 of 8
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Its definately a great cooler. I'm idling in the 20's (didn't do that when I had a big fan blowing into the computer).
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