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My First OC

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I followed part of the ultimate overclock guide but left out the memory part and currently got it to run 2.3ghz. I still have stock cooling for my whole computer and the temperatures I get on idle are 39 celcius degrees for CPU and 36 celcius degrees for MB monitored through AsusProbe. I was wondering if it is okay for the CPU to hit 57 degrees celcius on a full load. I also have speedfan running right now and there's a section that says "Core" and that temperature hits 63. I checked under "configure" and it's from the PCI Bus. I really don't know what that is, and how could I improve my cooling there?

Thanks in advance =)



(by the way, I think I spelt celcius wrong. Firefox is squiggly lining it =( )
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The safe temperature at load is 55C, if its above that you should look into reseating the heatsink, getting as5, and maybe a new cooler if you need to. If it hits 63 then you should def look into a new cooler along with as5.

The section Core is the CPU.

Also look into a couple fans for good airflow.

Some good options :
Artic freezer 64
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Yes. Athlons are rated to run at no more than 65C. So, keep the core at/below 55C for each core, try and not kill it prematurely.

Make sure the CPU voltage is not on automatic, and it is manually set to 1.35V (stock voltage). You can oc on stock volts with stock heatsink.
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Reasonable overclock for the first time

Consider better case fans which move more CFM, and also consider a 3rd party CPU cooler - however, these void your warranty.

Try lowering the volts and seeing if your overclock is still stable, that will help temps.

Don't worry about the stock cooler - I had my 3000+ up to 2.6ghz in Windows using the stock cooler
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Good job on your OC.

If you plan on taking it further, then another cooler will be required. As the previous members stated, your 57C temp is into the "warning" range.

IMHO 55C is the max, though that temp is still below the CPU's operating threshold.

Keep up the great work!
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Darnit, now I'm uber confused. Haha. AsusProbe says the CPU temp on load is 57, but then SpeedFan says the "core" themperature is 63 on load. I don't really know which value to use now =[. I thought my stock voltage was at 1.376v, because I checked with CPU-Z and AsusProbe, I might be wrong though, but that's what I left it at right now. I'll probably be getting some AS5 and a AF64 soon then, hopefully after my diplomas! =)

I have attached a picture, hopefully I could get this "Core" and CPU temperature difference figured out.


You guys are awesome, thanks =).
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