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Old February 24, 2009, 11:45 AM
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the 60 C rule comes mainly from the fact that the CPU tended to become unstable once heavy over volting was applied at temperature over 60-65C.

When everything is at stock intel use different mechanism, like throttling or flat out shutting down the computer to protect the CPU. if it would become too hot, you would know it.

so everythign ia all right.

Now, OVERCLOCK ! :)
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Old February 24, 2009, 04:02 PM
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The 60C rule is a farce. I have had completely stable overclocks well into the 80C's. Heat in iteself usually does not cause the instability, it is just an unstable overclock. While I don't recommend it, you can run your processor within 1C of the thermal design 24/7 and not cause any harm.
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