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Just tried the ibt with the side case open. Maxed out at 51c. Maybe get a new case too
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You shouldn't really overclock that CPU on a stock cooler...

Ideally it should stay under 55ºC all the time like others have told you.

I'd go grab an Aftermarket cooler

A Cooler Master Hyper 212+ would be a good choice

But yeah, don't OC your CPU on a stock cooler, that's quite risky there, those coolers are not made to handle the extra heat, hell, some are even crap to even hold the stock heat...
    
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As others have said that is way too high. My CPU at anything above 54c would become unstable and randomly reboot.
post #15 of 19
Don't overclock so high with stock cooler lol. Do you want to fry Your CPU? 60 degree is too high. Max safe temperature for Phenoms II X4 is 63 as I remember. You don't have to change your case, just change your CPU cooler.
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Don't overclock so high with stock cooler lol. Do you want to fry Your CPU? 60 degree is too high. Max safe temperature for Phenoms II X4 is 63 as I remember. You don't have to change your case, just change your CPU cooler.
Max safe temp for a Phenom II x4 is 62ºC, but ideally you'd want to keep it below 55ºC
    
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post #17 of 19
60 is definitely to hot. However, if you are hitting 60C after a long prime run then really it might not be to bad for day to day use as nothing will get as hot as Prime unless you are folding/crunching 24/7
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Aftermarket cooling is next.
You'll want to have MOSFET cooling apparatus as well as a CPU heatsink. Remember deviating from stock cooling removes all MOSFET cooling which is much more dangerous than if you had the stock cooler; this is a 4+1 unheatsinked, though it is a quality 4+1, with cooling it will be fine.
post #19 of 19
63c max is for stock settings I heard this 55c limit for overclocked chips from even 2 core cpus were introduced. It's quite old but it's widely accepted by overclockers. Probably accepted over the default value as to compensate for reduced lifespan of a OCed chip, so you should keep it much cooler than the regular limit.
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