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The HT can likely hit near 1200 and still be stable.
You may, if you've not yet adjusted it, need to set your RAM to the next lower speed. That way it will have room to increase in speed along with the CPU bus increases.
Right, I've managed to OC to about 2.2ghz. I immediately reverted back though as I'm unsure what temperature level would be regarded as safe. Currenty my CPU idles at about 35C on 2.0ghz. What is the absolute maximum temperature that I should let it run at, and how can I test stability?

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Right, I've managed to OC to about 2.2ghz. I immediately reverted back though as I'm unsure what temperature level would be regarded as safe. Currenty my CPU idles at about 35C on 2.0ghz. What is the absolute maximum temperature that I should let it run at, and how can I test stability?

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65c is about the highest you want to go.
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65c getting really, really hot ( most mobos/cpus have an automatic shut off at around 70c to keep from frying), so i'd say that the hottest you should ever alow... try to keep it under 55c if you can (cooler is better... electronics just work alot better the colder they get)
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Thanks guys.

So I'm guessing that anything under 50C on load is still fine and there is still room for some more overclocking?

How can I test stability after overclocking?

PS: I OC'd to 2.2ghz for now. Problem is that when I raise the FSB frequency, the HT Link speed also increases. I need to find a way to keep the HT link at 1000mhz. I've looked 3 times in the bios now and can't find that setting.
Edited by GreatBigMouth - 6/28/08 at 9:39am
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Test stability with prime95, OCCT or orthos... you can find all of those in the downloads section. run them for a couple of hours (most consider somewhere between 8-24hrs of stress testing is essential to make sure that your oc is "Rock Solid"... just run it that long after you're OC is pretty much set) and if you dont get any errors you're good to go.
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Thanks Logan

I've pushed it to 2.4Ghz now and it seems stable for now. (I still have to test it under severe load though)

Current temperatures are:
37C Idle,
51C Load

I've noticed that Core 1 gets significantly hotter than Core 0. Is this normal? The monitor seems to measure the temperature of Core 0 only.

Attached is a screen shot of CPU-Z. That HT link worries me a bit though. My motherboard's manual states that it supports an HT bus of 2000 / 1600 MTs. Isn't this above the limit?

EDIT: When I played The Witcher yesterday, about 10 minutes into the game the textures malfunctioned. They appeared out of place and were lacking color. Could this be due to the overclock?

Edited by GreatBigMouth - 6/29/08 at 4:45am
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