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I have a celeron d 325 (2.53ghz stock) and I was curious what the max operating temp on this device is. I use stock cooling for now until my better heatsink and fan come in (even that is temporary until my liquid cooling system is saved up for) and my chip runs incredibly hot, idling at 55C. I know it's safe there, but I was curious exactly how far I could push this thing.

Also, a nice general list for all kinds of processors and their max temps would be super, if anyone has a link to a nice accurate one.

The thing runs at up to 71C(or higher?) without stutter, but I'm afraid to leave it up there. I mean that's effing HOT. What should I try to max out at? Input appreciated.
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Max Operating Temps List:
http://www.gen-x-pc.com/cputemps.htm

These are not safe though, and can risk damaging your card.
On your current cooling, I won't overclock farther, unless you can get stable without increasing your CPU voltage.
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Man that's hot OUCH !!! Anyways those Prescott's can take some heat but I think 71 is too high. I've heard before that you ought to keep em at 65 or lower. How's your case ventilation? Maybe you could take off your side cover as a short term solution until you can get better cooling.
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Well if you've tried reseating the heatsink a bunch of times with no better results your temperature sensors could be reading high. I know mine do.
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"Maybe you could take off your side cover as a short term solution until you can get better cooling."

My case doesn't have a side cover. >.>

Notice in my specs it says "reminds of frankenstein", it's just a torn apart chieftec aluminum and plastic case for max venting and accesibility. Aesthetics matter nothing to me on this machine =)

and LOL that list says 71*C is the max operating temp for my processor, and that's it's full load temp with current configuration. Pretty snazzy. I'm not too worried about frying this chip though, a new one is coming in the mail and celeron d's have very very little resale value
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