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Well I dont know average or max temps for a cpu but its about time to start overclocking my system and I only have a stock CPU cooler. Is it okay to overclocking with one?
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Why would you buy high end gear made for overclocking, and then expect to be able to overclock with a stock cooler? No, grab yourself a decent cooler, you can get a CM 212+ for $30, it will be the cheapest investment you need to make on your system.
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I plan to get a cooler later on down the line but if Im gonna get one Im gonna get a good one. I planned on the Noctua or whatever its called.
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get the Noctua NH-D14
Best cooler iv ever had...
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Well is it safe to at least go ahead and overclock my GPU and memory?
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post #6 of 14
It really depends on how much voltage your cpu needs to achieve a certain overclock. Either way, I'd get an aftermarket cooler. Everyone has difference standards but I prefer my cpu to stay under 80 degrees on 100% load. You should read up on some coolers before you overclock ! Noctua is a great choice, or Scythe mugen 2, or one of the H50/H70 coolers, or the new antec 620. These are all great choices for cooling.
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post #7 of 14
You can overclock some with it, just watch the temps
post #8 of 14
It is safe to overclock that on stock voltage or VERY LITTLE voltage increase.

I must stress very little as one or two notches up only.
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Originally Posted by Rakhasa View Post
It really depends on how much voltage your cpu needs to achieve a certain overclock. Either way, I'd get an aftermarket cooler. Everyone has difference standards but I prefer my cpu to stay under 80 degrees on 100% load. You should read up on some coolers before you overclock ! Noctua is a great choice, or Scythe mugen 2, or one of the H50/H70 coolers, or the new antec 620. These are all great choices for cooling.
amd and intel have very different temps maximums.
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post #10 of 14
There has been some details that an AMD guy let out and said that the socket temp would be safe at 70-80 degrees.

Also in saying that he also said that the 62 degrees (safe temp) is not for the socket and it is actually for the cores themselves.
I will have a look for the thread.
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