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I just started folding with my Phenom II x4 955 at 3.6 but I'm only folding on 2 cores since my temps get too hot on all cores so I only get about 600PPD lol, I can't overclock my 955 very much, the most I can get is about 3.8 at 1.5+ which makes it pretty hot booo C2. So i'm thinking about upgrading to a 1055T or 1090T what do you guys think?
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What does "too hot" translate to in degrees?

Another solution would be to look into better cooling.
 
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What does "too hot" translate to in degrees?

Another solution would be to look into better cooling.
While folding on all cores I get temps 55C+, I'm not sure what other cooler I would get.
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My f3 rig is an x2 unlocked to x4 & yes they prefer better cooling. It will be the same with a 1055t... They make even more heat. My f1 rig is a 1055t but i don't run bigadv because i haven't oc'd it past 4ghz and it's running 2 gpus...

Id say come up with a plan and goal before buying parts. Maybe start with a good zalman cooler since you'll need one anyhow. Try that, play around with things?

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My f3 rig is an x2 unlocked to x4 & yes they prefer better cooling. It will be the same with a 1055t... They make even more heat. My f1 rig is a 1055t but i don't run bigadv because i haven't oc'd it past 4ghz and it's running 2 gpus...

Id say come up with a plan and goal before buying parts. Maybe start with a good zalman cooler since you'll need one anyhow. Try that, play around with things?

Chris
Well I get where your coming from but since my cpu is c2 revision I can't overclock it very well and I wouldn't want to spend money on a cooler on a cpu that I can't overclock well, I can get up to 3.8 with 1.5+ volts but it still isnt very stable. I know that the 1055T/1090T should have better temps and so i'll probably buy a h50 or h70 with some gentle typhoons? Is my plan good enough yet
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I would honesty venture to say that 55 degrees is a perfectly acceptable temperature for folding 24/7, but I'm sure others can validate that for me.
 
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I would honesty venture to say that 55 degrees is a perfectly acceptable temperature for folding 24/7, but I'm sure others can validate that for me.
All right but I like to do things on my computer while folding in the background and I dont trust my cpu's stability at all when all my cores are at 100% :/
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If you system may be unstable, it may be unstable at all times, just the chances of it crashing are less. Stress test using IntelBurnTest and Prime95, find out where you're weakness is (which voltages to tweak) and then continue from there.

Then, once you have stability, fold all the time!
 
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Ah, i get what you're saying... I always try to play devil's advocate & suggest alternatives.

Man Im really underwhelmed by my h50. read more in my f3 thread. Seems the more i read ocn, the more i see folks have "a spare h50 laying around". Why? Because they kinda suck. If i wasn't so busy id set up a real test comparing it to the zalman on my x6, which i love.

Search on h50 too hot, or h50 problems. .....
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If you system may be unstable, it may be unstable at all times, just the chances of it crashing are less. Stress test using IntelBurnTest and Prime95, find out where you're weakness is (which voltages to tweak) and then continue from there.

Then, once you have stability, fold all the time!
I feel like everyone is talking to me like i'm an idiot or a "noob". I know all about overclocking my parts lol I've been threw the stress tests on LinX, Prime95 and what not. I understand what I have and I just need some advice on where to go, not where I am.
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