Thanks for your reply,
Yes its just the stock cooler which you can hear spinning right up, its obviously crap when comparing to your results and has me worried! Only now can I see how much a better an aftermarket cooler is, and really needed! As Ive said I havent had my rig for very long, the first time I ran prime was only for 10 mins and temps were hitting 85, so I took the rig apart, tidyed all the cables (cable tied the sh$t out of them) and put my fans on medium (you can hear the cpu fan over them at minimum anyways so why not).
Then I ran prime again for 2 hours, since thats what it says to do in the overclocking forum, with temps now staying around 80, there were no errors, so it must be at least stable, just hot! I doubt 2 hours at 80 degrees is anythng to be worried about, and it only realistically reaches them kinds of temps in prime95 but I obviously need a new cooler which im going to order right away. What kind have you got as it seems to be excellent. If you tell me you only have stock im going to cry lol. To be honest I dont even know If the overclock is worth it as quad core cpus are really powerfull anyways, the only thing that our overclock would benefit would maybe be games that use all 4 cpu`s, but I dont think there are any that need that kind of power yet, or any that we would notice the difference with yet!
I also have turbo disabled as I didnt want 2 of the cores reaching 3.8Ghz!
I may turn my overclock back to norma,l untill its really needed (when I purchase another 5850 in a year or two, perhaps the overclock results would be more beneficial)
However saying this, Im not sure if its my mind playing trick but im nearly sure metro2033 is running better! (then again ive also put my card up to 775/1125 allowed in CCC so that would probably be why.)
For anyone interested my 5850 runs metro DX10, very high settings, and I play it at 1280 x 720 (thinks its that) as at this setting it runs perfect and very fast, looks amazing, and I dont believe DX11 makes any noticeable difference or even running it at 1920 x 1080 - just slows everything down, im still playing at a High Definition resolution after all. Cant wait to see a DX11 game thats not just optimised for Nvidia cards. Ati need to get the finger out with regards to the drivers!