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So i am a new guy to the world of over-clocking but i have been doing some research lately trying to find out the basics and what i need to watch and what i need to learn.

I have seen that my mobo and processor combo is a very popular one for oc and my ram has also been recommended for that as well.

One thing I am concerned with is the heat readings I am getting from my cpu though as i am concerned they are high to start. According to core temp I am at 43 and 39 degrees at idle and i sit perfectly still for 30minutes and counting at 56 and 52 degrees during a prime 95 64bit test.

However speed fan reads 38 and 32 degrees during idle and the same basic offsets during Prime.

I want to know if i should be concerned with these temps. I did just reseat the cpu and heatsink and apply fresh Antec Formula 5. But the temp readings from core temp match the pre-unseating condition that was steady for the past 5 months.

Thanks for the help and if you have any other tips before I start I welcome those.
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Don't take temps from Speed Fan. Listen to what Core Temp is giving you. Only time you don't pay attention to CoreTemp is when you have a Quad Core.
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Ok well as far as that is conceded are these temps from CT too high? I have an aftermarket heatsink and fan and the fan is spinning and responds to speed changes. In bios my temps are lower than CT shows being closer to speedfan.

I just don't want to start messing with over clocking if stock I already have a heat problem would rather fix that if it exists then move on before problems compound.
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Only take from CoreTemp and It's fine with those temp's.

You can get easily 2.5 GHz from that chip which will give you a nice performance increase
    
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Only take from CoreTemp and It's fine with those temp's.

You can get easily 2.5 GHz from that chip which will give you a nice performance increase
Thanks and I think I found part of the issue by looking at some other threads on here and finding that i needed to change the tj max offset for my processor in core temp. It was showing a TJ max of 85 when according t this thread: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-voltages.html it needs to be 80 so I set a -5 degree offset.

Please correct me if I am wrong but i matched my e6300 65nm conroe b2 to the table. Now under full load in prime 95 i am at 50 and 43 degrees respectively.


Also 2.5ghz is right about where i want to be even a little lower is fine. I am trying to see if I can find somebody else who has a walk through with this set-up for around that speed so i can try it and play from there.
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