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I have a p4 530J @ 3 ghz
It's a prescott with default 1.34 voltage

WHat is the max temperature I should stop oc'ing at? and
What is the max voltage i should stop at?

and i have air cooling form stock heatsink
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For temps 65C max load for a Prescott. Voltage should be under 1.55 I think...
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I wouldn't take mine past 55c. get some better cooling, mine is at 4.4ghz with max load temps of 42c.
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post #4 of 7
my prescott loaded at 65 when i had stock cooling on it for 5 months. My abit board i guess reads temps a lil high but 60 shouldnt be a problem, right now im at 53 load though (with stock cooling it IDLED at that) and thats with an overclock so this cooler=own if you want to get one i would recommend it.
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Make sure your using AS5, artic silver 5, thermal compound between your hsf and cpu, because the stock thermal paste is **** compared to AS5.
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i know yours is a 775 and mine will be a 478, but im picking up a brand new 3.0 prescott with 1mb L2, 800fsb tomorrow for 167(ebay local rules!) and i have a big typhoon and artic silver 5. ill post you some temps if you want of stock speed, then overclocked speeds.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by not2bad
For temps 65C max load for a Prescott. Voltage should be under 1.55 I think...
Max. recommended vcore is 1.525 volts, but if the load temp is safely under the 65°C barrier, it's ok to push it just a bit higher. Like jrabb suggested, I tend to try to keep my Prescott under 55°C for 24/7 usage. For finding the max for the CPU and running benchmarks for short terms, you can break 65°C by a bit as long as you don't go too crazy.
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