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voltage is the only thing that increases the heat right? 'Cause I got a 5000+ Windsore and currently it's like 50-60C idle/load lol wondering if I could overclock it without increasting voltage, and not gaining more heat
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yes you are correct, you can sometimes get a few 100hmz just by upping the fsb and not touching the volts

with temps like that are you using a stock cooler??
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yes you are correct, you can sometimes get a few 100hmz just by upping the fsb and not touching the volts

with temps like that are you using a stock cooler??
Yeah it's stock, I'm planning to build a new computer around when phenom II's come out, but wanted to get some extra performance out of mine right now lol
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I would say, that you're able to 100-300 MHz higher without increasing the voltages and overheating the PC.
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I just ran a test on my old s939 3200+ Venice. The stock clock is 2.0GHz and I have it overclocked to 2.48 on stock voltage. When I stress it with prime 95 at stock clock or overclock with the voltage remaining the same there is maybe a 1deg C difference (40-50c idle-load), which is probably just part of a margin of error. That is with almost a 25% overclock. So you should be fine with no voltage increase. But as always when overclocking, just monitor your temps while you stress with prime 95.
    
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It's all about luck and the motherboard, for example, P5Q Pro, it's amazing for overclocking and gaming.
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