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This was my first overclock i have ever done. I overclocked the cpu from 2.4ghz to 2.8ghz. Not a very big overclock but i have a stock cooler so i didn't want to go to far. I ran orthos and it seemed that my core temps got too hot. Core 1- 73 degrees celsius; core 2- 68 Deg. Cel. ; core 3- 68 Deg Cels ; core 4- 65 Degree Celsius. Is that a little too high? I was using Pc Wizard 2008 to keep track of temps. I noticed that my overall cpu temp hasn't changed even when my cpu is idle or at full load. Is this a problem?

I think i am going to try to overclock to 3.0ghz. Something that i noticed while running orthos is that it only stresses 2 cores. I guess i am going to have to reinstall f@h to get all of the cores to be stressed.
    
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Good job!

You can do a 333FSB *9 Multi to get a 3GHZ speed. Thats what I've tried successfully. (pushed it back down to normal, b/c frankly, i dont need that much speed)
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Your core temps are close to the limit, i wouldnt take it any higher if i was you, as you are still on the stock cpu heatsink. With an upgrade to that, you should hit more than 3ghz easily.
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A lot of people use prime95 to stress test (As a matter of fact, I am priming my q6600 right now) and it has the ability to fully stress all four cores. Here is a link:
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Prime-V_program_19638.html

It is better than folding at running stress tests. Select Small FFTs from the list when it starts. It is a great gauge to see if your computer is stable. Folding wont stress your cpu as much as this program will, and wont generate the highest temperatures.
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Well i tested my cpu using small ffts and my computer started to beep which i think it was warning me that my cpu was too hot. After all, my first core was at 80 degrees! Do you think i should lower it or keep it the same?
    
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80°C???? You can cook over that chip!!

Too hight temp TOOOOOOO HHHHHIIIIIIIGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!
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Run stock til you get a better cooler... You're gonna fry that thing
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This was my first overclock i have ever done. I overclocked the cpu from 2.4ghz to 2.8ghz. Not a very big overclock but i have a stock cooler so i didn't want to go to far. I ran orthos and it seemed that my core temps got too hot. Core 1- 73 degrees celsius; core 2- 68 Deg. Cel. ; core 3- 68 Deg Cels ; core 4- 65 Degree Celsius. Is that a little too high? I was using Pc Wizard 2008 to keep track of temps. I noticed that my overall cpu temp hasn't changed even when my cpu is idle or at full load. Is this a problem?

I think i am going to try to overclock to 3.0ghz. Something that i noticed while running orthos is that it only stresses 2 cores. I guess i am going to have to reinstall f@h to get all of the cores to be stressed.
Now I don't believe in core temp now. Go try real temp. On mine it was reading different temps with a huge difference like 10 C.
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Ya i am going to change it back. Thanks for the tips guys.
    
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