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I overclocked my rig to 4 GHz and it's stable at 1.5vcore. My concern is that I'm folding 24/7 and it's running at 55c, is this cause for concern? Should I find a better cooling solution?

Current cooling is the CoolIT Liquid cooling:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835227006

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It's not too hot but it almost is. If that's the peak than you're fine.

If that's the average i'd maybe consider upgrading coolers.
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55'C and lower for AMD Phenom II quads is the norm.

You are very safe even if you're continually running that temperature for extended periods.

No need to switch up the cooling unless you are bored.
    
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If I remember correctly, 60-65c is max safe temp, so you're OK. FWIW, my 965 tops out around 53c when I have both CPU and GPU clients going. I got this CPU back from RMA on Monday, and it has been folding non-stop since then @4.0Ghz. It hasn't given me an EUE or crashed yet.
 
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If I remember correctly, 60-65c is max safe temp, so you're OK. FWIW, my 965 tops out around 53c when I have both CPU and GPU clients going. I got this CPU back from RMA on Monday, and it has been folding non-stop since then @4.0Ghz. It hasn't given me an EUE or crashed yet.
What do you have your vcore set to?
    
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Right now it's at 1.5v, but I'm still fine tuning it trying to get voltages as low as possible while still maintaining folding stability.

Edit: I tweaked it a bit and got it to 1.475v. The next step down (1.46something) was unstable enough to give a rounding error in Intel BurnTest, but not enough to crash or bluescreen. At 1.45v, it bluescreened on the second loop of IBT. I also swapped out the stock CM 690 II rear exhaust fan for a 110CFM Scythe Slipstream, and between the reduced voltage and the new fan, I got my load temp down to 47c
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hi i'm new and i have a question . my cpu is i5 2500k oc 4.1ghz with 1.320v intel burn test succesfull stable so far. my question is my cpu on idle temp is core 0-3 is 42c - 45c and while playing become 49c-55c, is ok or is to hot??? thank
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You might want to consider better cooling
Phenom II likes running cool. With better cooling, you can run lower voltages.
Swapping Xiggy DK for a D14 on my Thuban, was able to reduce load voltage
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