Temperatures do not limit an overclock until you start throttling. Just because the chip passes 70c does not mean your overclock will start to get limited. I have my E1200 at 3.0ghz at 78c and it is limited by voltage (1.5), not temperature.
This "max temp" business has been knocked into your head by OCN and it needs to be knocked out. There is no max safe temp until you start throttling. Those values (Ex. 60c, 71c) were made up by overclockers and have no real importance to the stability of the chip.
im not talking about the throttling im talking about the max stable overclock is largely dependant on the temp you can keep your CPU at.
There is no way in the world your going to find a stable Q6600 overclocked to 4g at 70c. it just doesn't work like that.
That's why people with high overclocks run water cooling and above that TEC's and Phase change. you dont FIND HIGHLY OC'D CPU's Running at 60-70 thats just crazy you find them running at much much lower than that.
If you'd cooled your E1200 at 3.0ghz to far less than 78c you would have gotten a greater overclock without changing the voltage. This is pretty basic stuff.
Edited by Ultrasonic2 (muffy) - 12/23/08 at 1:29am