Originally Posted by Jasonx010
Im getting about 50/69 idle/load whats the max core voltage i should use
That is way to hot man..
The recommended safe thermal limit for that CPU is 62c. The recommended maximum voltage threshold is 1.372v (although it is common practice to go up to about 1.46v, but that is at your own risk). Note, the 62c threshold is for CPUs operating at stock FSB and under the voltage threshold, for an overclocked Q6600, it is recommended to keep the temps under 55c. If you are at the top of the voltage threshold you would want lower temps. If you wished to violate the voltage threshold, you would want it even lower to minimize damage to the CPU from the voltage.
These guidelines are "safe" for a CPU that you wish to keep and use for more than 1 year. If you plan to upgrade sooner, than you can risk breaking the thresholds at your own, well, risk.
'Quoted from Thumper
I generally wont go over 1.45v for everyday use. And if my CPU starts going above 44c I start lowering my over clock. 44c is my limit for everyday use under load. I feel that it is safe, and I have had my old cpu for about 2 years running like that. Cooling is Key. If you run it to hot all the time it wont last long.Edited by xlastshotx - 6/9/08 at 1:33am