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Old September 19, 2010, 10:28 PM
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The weather is cooling off and I have resumed overclocking my computer (in sig). I am currently running at 4.4Ghz (Stable so far ). At the moment I am pumping 1.3V into the core. I went high power after hitting 4.0 on stock volts. I did not 'step it up' so I am hopeful there will be room to drop my V-Core.

I ask the age old question - HOW HOT IS TOO HOT?
For extended stability testing? (Hours of Orthos)
For a moments 'peak' temp?
For idle?

My idle is low to high 40's right now. It seems to go up and down. I have seen her peak @ 71c under OCCT thermal testing which concerns me. I have an Ultra 120 cooler which I need to rotate 90 degree's to take advantage of the large fan on the top of my case (Antec 900 - 200mm). Also I have had suspicions in the past that re-applying thermal compound may be beneficial. I hope to do this in a day or two (I have to unload a moving truck to get my IC7).

Looks like I may be upgrading my case fans sooner than I thought. I am thinking some new Noctua NF-S12B FLX 120M fans and a nice dial type fan controller.
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Old September 19, 2010, 10:38 PM
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I have 2 - 120mm fans in the front, 1 - 120mm in the rear, and I had to remove the 120mm in the window as it was in the way of my cpu cooler. The fans are ok, but nothing special.

FYI I have booted Windows @ 4.66Ghz (with further a voltage increase) but almost instantly crashed upon starting stress testing.
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Old September 19, 2010, 10:53 PM
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I ask the age old question - HOW HOT IS TOO HOT?
Keep distance to TJMax>20 (aka max core temps 80C) in daily use and happy overclocking.
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Old September 20, 2010, 05:52 AM
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yup that's how rn things to 80c or 20c away from tj max
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Old September 20, 2010, 10:58 AM
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I own an e8400, I had no idea I could run it up to 80C max. OP please continue to post your OC results including temps and voltages. Thanks
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