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e6300/680i

when should i be worried about my core temp?
pci-e clocks, do they do anything? do i want to max that out aswell?
100 rite now on clockgen. maybe sum1 can steer me towards a good thread.

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I would say around 55 you should start worrying. You probably don't want it going over 65. Thats bad and the comp will probably shut itself down. Don't change the PCIe clockgen, that might not turn out well.
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shut itself down? hmm, no. Not at 65c

IMO 60 is the limit.

But a lot of people will tell you anyting up to 85c is ok
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Doh! double post
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~80C is the threshold for the CPU. ive gone up that high before and i was still running, any higher the comp is gonna shutdown.

people say 55C is the limit if you want your processor to last 5 years or so.
people say 61C is the limit if you want your processor to last 3 years or so.

but the thing about that is that you wont run your CPU at load ALL THE TIME. think about what you do on your comp, if you play games constantly and your cpu temp is around 45C you have nothing to worry about, the chip is gonna last you a long while. but if you do cpu hungry tasks that always put your CPU on full load, i would keep the temp no more than 60C if your planning on getting at least 3 years out of that chip

so for me, i game and just do so-so tasks, i limit my core to 65C
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C2D are meant to handle a little more heat than other cpu's

60C is about the most you wana go
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post #7 of 7
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excellent then im at 45 loaded should be plenty cool if i bump it up summore.
i just put a really loud fan on the intake to the cpu fan, at idle im readin 39/37 my o/c is only to 2.4 tho (takin it slow) hoping to sumhow reach 3 but ill be happy with 2.8 or so. i think my ram or fsb will be the limiting factor. and i guess i wont mess with the pci stuff until im done everything else. thanks all who replied.

currently 400 6x =2.4 im locked 1:1 with the ram at 800 im thinkin dont push the ram past 1000 thats if i can get it there. that puts my fsb at 1600 right now, i spose itll end up around 2000 when im done. if anyone sees a problem with my theory let me know. ive got ddr2 800 ram, if my bus speed is 400, i guess somehow this ram doubles it or w/e with the 2x command rate or sumXXXX anyways cpuz is sayin 400 mhz everything else says 800. so the most i want to go is 1000 ish right. which will be 500 mhz bus speed. right?
putting me at 500 6x =3 and my fsb a 1000. thats what i want to do. if this isnt going to work please let me know. then im gonna tighten the ram timings.
thanks again and hopefully someone replies to this out of place message since im not going to post it anywhere else and just go through with it all if noone replies.
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