Originally Posted by gill
havnt had a chance yet to use prime 95 but i had folding@home runnin for bout 3 hours while i was mowin and wen i got bak it on 51-54
I thought you said the peak was @ 57C.
I don't mean to sound picky but trust me that 3C difference (between 57 and 54) can make a stable system go crazy.
I would suggest running two instances of Prime95
along with folding@home to see if the temp goes any higher ?
As I said in my previous post... theoretically you can go up to 65C when overclocking Prescotts but why push it to the limit on stock cooling. Try to keep it below 60C for now
One other thing... if you want better fps in games then overclocking your cpu might not be the solution.
You need to find out what the limiting factor on your machine is. Is it the video card ? ram or the cpu ?
Then, accordingly, you should try to get more juice from that component so it keeps up with the others.
No matter which component your decide to overclock keep your temps under control especially for the cpu or the gpu otherwise thermal throttling will kick in and you will have crappy fps (worse than when your system was not overclocked).