Originally Posted by Digigami
Yep... I'd say right now @ 4.8Ghz I'm averaging 75`C. Dunno if it's going to hurt it in the long run, but meh.. Guess I'll find out one way or another.
As a side note to temps,
I have officially cooked my SB 3 times now. At the same time, I learned the coolant in a H50 is good till around -20`C. I had a good week here of -25`C and colder weather, and the H50's been stuck in the window of the folding room. Well, it's fine as long as the system stays under load, the heat from the chip keeps the water temps around -10... Between work units it cooled down enough to freeze up the rad, and stall the pump. Chip went right to the point of thermal protection and full system shut down. (I wasn't here to observe or intervene) 3 times this has happened, SB still alive and kicking, still stable with the same previous OC. Suffice to say Intel's built in thermal protection seems to work alright. Max temps recorded before it shut down was 105`C!!!!
I like abusing my hardware, but that's a little out of my comfort zone.
Whoah, 105ÂºC O_o
Well, I've heard no degradation with high voltages (Like 1.5v for 5.2Ghz, that's what my friend uses for 24/7 BOINC).
I think we would be fine at 75ÂºC then since thermal protection is at like 98ÂºC I think. That's where it starts to throttle.
Well, I'm off to BIOS right now and I'm bumping this bastard to 4.8Ghz
By the way, is there any chance yet on the ASUS Bios to keep the CPU at 4.8Ghz even on iddle? I know it's not really important, but I like havingi at 4.8Ghz even at iddle, call me stupid, I call it e-peen XD.
Off to BIOS now, should be back soon.
And once I wake up tomorrow, I'll make a screenshot of the PPD