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It's an Intel 3.0E Prescott you can check CPUZ in the link in my sig but now it's running at 3.7Ghz with temp roughly 70C. So is it pretty common for this type of CPU or I'm unknowingly grilling my proc?
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post #2 of 12
70C will shorten the lifespan of any CPU. Even for a Pressy, this is hot.

Clean up, reseat heatsink, upgrade cooling, (re) apply AS5.... the usual.

Below 60C for sure, preferably below 55C (not easy with a pressy)
    
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What are your voltages? 70 C is not terrible with a Prescott. Plenty of people have run them for years at 60-65 C.
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Ahh I don't want to open up my case anymore, it's a mess there...anyway, thanks for the lighting-fast and informative response, Chozart. I have a crap hs anyways, can't keep it constant below 60.
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What are your voltages? 70 C is not terrible with a Prescott. Plenty of people have run them for years at 60-65 C. You won't have a noticably shorter lifespan.
1.4000V set in BIOS, Ambient of 33C. Running 3 Prime instances...70C.
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post #6 of 12
Below 60C for that chip running at 70c for a long period of time will shorten the lifespan of that CPU as said.
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mine usually idols around 55c and hits 65 under load...1 point during the summer it hit 69..but that was before i had my BT
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mine usually idols around 55c and hits 65 under load...1 point during the summer it hit 69..but that was before i had my BT
Well notify me when your processor runs out of its life lol.
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post #9 of 12
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It's an Intel 3.0E Prescott you can check CPUZ in the link in my sig but now it's running at 3.7Ghz with temp roughly 70C. So is it pretty common for this type of CPU or I'm unknowingly grilling my proc?
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One of my servers has a 3.2Ghz Prescott. I'm reconfiguring the settings right now. Its at 3.8Ghz, 1.425v VCore, might have to go up to 1.45 or even 1.5 I don't know. Temps right now are at 49c with Prime95 x 2. She's water cooled (don't ask why, I'm not explaining it). I expect to have it a a max of 51c. Very rarely do I run applications that use 100% CPU, but it must be stable cuz my servers are on for months on end.

IMO, 55c is the max for OCing and I always try to stay at 50c.
    
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