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Right now my processor is running at 50 degrees celsius when I checked in the BIOS settings. Is it safe to overclock?
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Right now my processor is running at 50 degrees celsius when I checked in the BIOS settings. Is it safe to overclock?
What type of CPU do you have(fill out your profile)that will help us know where yuour are at.

As a rule of thumb 50c is max safe temp you want under load.
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Its a northwood pentium 4 w/ ht at 2.8 ghz
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I don't think you should overclock with that temp, unless you get a better heatsink/cooler (think about the Thermaltake XP-90 or XP-120).
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You mean Thermalright, but as far as I am concerned, Thermaltake Big Typhoon is THE best.
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50'C in BIOS settings meaning the CPU itself is running pretty hot. BIOS is no load idle.

Download a temperature monitor software, and get temps in windows. Then run a stress test or benchmark, and measure the temp again.


I wouldn't overclock if I were you, you need a better cooling.

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can someone tell me a good software to monitor the processor temp?
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I don't know the best one, but I use SpeedFan. It also controlls the fan speed if your motherboard supports it. I know some motherboard only run their fans around 33%.
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-Thrilla-, whenever i close the program my fans automatically go to 100%. How do I stop this?
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dude does your Power suply have 2 fans ? beacuse i dont get that temp when eveen playing games you should also put more vents and if you make it drop to 42 you probably OC it to 3ghz
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