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hi there guys ^_^

I just want to ask your opinion about my current dilemma.

I started folding just a couple of days ago with my Phenom 955. Here are my details

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1614504

Overclock : 3800GHZ
Multiplier : 19.00x
CPU Vcore : 1.375
Other options untouched (nb/nb core/etc...)

Before I actually fold 24/7 with this system, i just want to ask if it's safe to fold with this overclock/voltage 24/7?

I idle at 26C-28c and load at 43c-45c no more than that. I wouldn't want to burn my CPU just because I left it with that temperature for a long time.

I'm folding because I have my system on most of the time 24/7. So I might as well do something worthwhile.

I never got worried about leaving it on back then because I always had low temperatures anyway while idle, **This is when i wasnt folding before**


Thanks a lot for your help ^_^
Edited by MorbEIn - 1/23/11 at 1:50pm
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45C load is a very acceptable temperature and it is quite safe to let it fold nonstop at that temp. If it starts crossing 65-70C and staying that high, then you have some problems. Shoot, when folding my processor regularly hits 50C, and it chugs along just fine.
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Yeah, you should be fine. Those are actually pretty decent temps.

I'd say that anything below 60C load is fine.
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I just wanted to make sure really ^_^ Dont want to burn it because I thought it was ok temps

Thanks a lot guys ^_^
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45C load is a very acceptable temperature and it is quite safe to let it fold nonstop at that temp. If it starts crossing 65-70C and staying that high, then you have some problems. Shoot, when folding my processor regularly hits 50C, and it chugs along just fine.
65-70 is over limit...

Anything below 55ºC is good to go..
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62c is considered the max for a Phenom II quad. 65-70c is most of the dual-cores, iirc.

When you start folding with your CPU you may come to find that your OC isn't as stable as you thought it was. Folding does a number on the CPU and I had to do a lot of tweaking to get 3.4ghz stable. I ended up needing 1.45v for that.

Before I started CPU folding I used to sit at 3.5ghz on 1.42v with a RAM OC. Not anymore, haha.
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62c is considered the max for a Phenom II quad. 65-70c is most of the dual-cores, iirc.

When you start folding with your CPU you may come to find that your OC isn't as stable as you thought it was. Folding does a number on the CPU and I had to do a lot of tweaking to get 3.4ghz stable. I ended up needing 1.45v for that.

Before I started CPU folding I used to sit at 3.5ghz on 1.42v with a RAM OC. Not anymore, haha.
i've been folding non stop for a day and a half now, still no BSOD ^_^

ran prime 95 for more than a day as well ^_^ but as i've read, folding is a way better stress test than prime 95 ^_^
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3800Ghz
Oh lawd, that is just awesome
Benchies please
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3800Ghz
Oh lawd, that is just awesome
Benchies please
oh lol just noticed it
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i've been folding non stop for a day and a half now, still no BSOD ^_^

ran prime 95 for more than a day as well ^_^ but as i've read, folding is a way better stress test than prime 95 ^_^
Oh, my bad. I read that as you haven't started to fold yet.

Well that's good to know then. You should see some decent PPD then. 5-6k on anything but 6701, lol.
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