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I read somewere to keep nb at 100mhz?
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is the 39c idle and 60c load about the temps i should be expecting for a H50? before i stock at 3.15ghz it was always at like 99c on load and 65c on idle..... just wondering if it will still be in 'operational' limits.
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post #13 of 20
yea if that was the actually temps I would be surprised that your rig is still running I'm sure the senors are off because my currently give that core 1 idles at 39 and 2 is at 23 but the max temps for mine was about 65C with my coolit and I heard the h50 is much nicer so I would expect lower temps
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First lesson: Don't try someone else's overclock settings. It rarely works out. CPU overclocks are not something you can just copy and paste because they operate on such a small scale with such thin margins for error that the physical properties of one CPU are not identical enough to another to allow for copy and pasting overclocks.

1. Set CPU multi to whatever you want it to be (typically the highest it can go).

2. Increase FSB to reach desired clock speed.

3. Save settings and reboot.

4. Once in Windows run a stability test program (Prime 95, LinX, OCCT, etc.) and use settings recommended for stability testing. (There are some good guides on how to use custom tests in P95 here on the forums as well as what the three main tests do)

5. If the overclock fails or is unstable, reboot back into the BIOS and increase your voltages. Now what voltages to increase requires a bit of knowledge about overclocking. Some errors you recieve can be clear indicators of certain voltages being too low and it takes a skilled overclocked to pick these signs out and utilize them.

6. Repeat.


My advice: Stop overclocking and start reading.

It's the same advice I give to every single person just starting out. You can never have enough knowledge of this subject, especially when doing something that can cause damage to components (overclocking can and will if you abuse it). Not to mention the forums here are filled with stickies and FAQ's that will answer 95% of the questions you will have.
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agree with the post above like I said before in my post eariler each cpu is different and you can only hope to get lucky and get a really nicer overclocking cpu. I miss my first e8400 it was the best overclocker I had.
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thanks, do you guys know if there is a setting somewhere to get a more proper temp reading?
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I don't think any setting would make your cpu get a proper reading. Just that your cpu probably has bad sensors for temps
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thanks, do you guys know if there is a setting somewhere to get a more proper temp reading?
Download either CoreTemp or RealTemp and make sure the TJmax is set correctly, or buy a temp probe and stick it on the IHS of the CPU.

CoreTemp and RealTemp both worked for me with my E8600 on a 750i FTW board. The sensors got stuck at 27C and wouldn't go below that but it worked for load temp monitoring which was all I cared about really and it's all that really matters with overclocking.
 
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OK, thank you all for your help. When I get home I shall to these steps. I'm a IT Director for a Newspaper company, its a slow day at work.
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