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I bought a new MB and CPU for my computer and it came with the usual drivers and what not. I've never heard of OC'ing b4, but there was this OC software that i installed out of curiosity. It did all the work for me which was totally cool (remember I have no clue...). The software bumbed my Celeron D 2.93 up to slightly over 3.5 Ghz and I was like "Woah!". However, the cooling an I bought with the CPU (an Ultra Fire Intel® Pentium® 4 Socket 478 Cooling Fan for like $12) is only rated to a P4 3.06 chip, moving 28.12 CFM's at 3000 RPMs so i brought it back down to 3.06 to be safe.

The 64 dollar question is, is this fan going to protect my chip at 3.5 Ghz or do I need some beefer fan to suck up the potential heat?

BQ
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Originally Posted by blickquickly
I bought a new MB and CPU for my computer and it came with the usual drivers and what not. I've never heard of OC'ing b4, but there was this OC software that i installed out of curiosity. It did all the work for me which was totally cool (remember I have no clue...). The software bumbed my Celeron D 2.93 up to slightly over 3.5 Ghz and I was like "Woah!". However, the cooling an I bought with the CPU (an Ultra Fire Intel® Pentium® 4 Socket 478 Cooling Fan for like $12) is only rated to a P4 3.06 chip, moving 28.12 CFM's at 3000 RPMs so i brought it back down to 3.06 to be safe.

The 64 dollar question is, is this fan going to protect my chip at 3.5 Ghz or do I need some beefer fan to suck up the potential heat?

BQ
You need to monitor your temps. Download this program called speedfan..

http://www.almico.com/speedfan428.exe

It'll monitor your temps for you. On intel I believe you are ok if you stay under 60c.
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Welcome to the forums.

As was suggested above, monitoring your temps is your best bet. Be sure to check the temperature under full load as that is the critical one (run some intensive programs such as Prime95 to push the computer hard and heat it up). Not knowing such things as your ambient temperature and air flow through your case, it's impossible to determine if any particular cooler will cut it. Generally, you get what you pay for with cooling, and $12 is not much above the bottom of the barrell. Still, if you keep your computer in a cool room, it may work just fine.

If your temps are too high, first check the air flow in your case. Clean up your cables so air can move as freely as possible through the case. Blow out any dust that may have accumulated, particularly on heatsinks (not likely an issue with a new cooler). Many cases will allow for fans to be added if the air flow is insufficient. If you do all that and the temps are still too high, post back, and we'll suggest some good cooler for you.
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Thanks for the FB. Unfortunatly the computer's in the hottest room of the Apt, but I havent pushed the computer to see what it can do yet. Like I said, I brought it back down to 3.06 right away. I'll try your recommendations and see what happens...not sure about adding a fan to this case though...I guess I could just open it up and run a big box fan next to it. Thats cheap and easy.

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So I ran prime95 for 90 minutes with my CPU overclocked to 3.5Ghz and my CPU temp was 63C with a couple of spikes up to 66C. I guess I'm ok....?

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Originally Posted by blickquickly
So I ran prime95 for 90 minutes with my CPU overclocked to 3.5Ghz and my CPU temp was 63C with a couple of spikes up to 66C. I guess I'm ok....?

BQ
I wouldn't let it run there for a long time. your getting the the max safe temps there. Some better cooling is definately in order.
OH BTW.....Welcome.
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