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How far should I OC with stock cooling?

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I want to know if i should o/c my cpu with stock cooling until i get my big typhoon right now on a hot day load is bout 55c is that too hot or could i oc a little bit. i usually use a desktop fan (ROFL) anyway so my question: should i oc?
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Usually you want to keep the load temperature for a Prescott under 60C (some people might tell you that 55C is even better).
But theoretically you can even go up to 65C although I wouldn't personally recommend it.
The thing is I oc`ed my cpu from 3.0 to 3.2 at first and I didn't notice any difference in load temperatures.
You're going to have to try it gradually. Oc it to 3.2GHz and run prime95 or folding@home then if you're still under 60C take it up a notch to 3.3 GHz etc...
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cool thx for the help rep+ for u
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You can overclock now, I can't see any harm being done if you do. The main reason you may want to wait for the performance cooler is so you can keep your temps down.

Just be sure to read through the guide that's a stickie and for the love of god be sure to lock your PCI/AGP bus and if applicable try to set your PCI Express frequency to as close to 100 as you can.

It's possible that you may not need to mess around with voltages if you plan to overclock by only 600MHz or so. I've struck it luck as apart from obviously raising the FSB all I've done in my BIOS is lock my bus's and thats it. I have all my voltages set to Auto and CPU Z is showing my CPU voltage as being 1.36 when under load.
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Hrmm, I don't know how I ended up in the Intel section, but ehhheemmm... Anyhow.

This is just something I noticed during overclocks:

About 2-3 degree initial temp increase with voltage increases, but on average idle temp usually settles to what it was under stock unless you are going extreme.

I'm +250Mv over stock and just 3 degree's over what it was stock. AS5 hasn't settled yet tho.

Only the load temp usually takes perm gain in temp.

Do you run AS5 now? If you don't it's a cheap $6 way to get your temps back to stock with an overclock though.
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