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Old January 31, 2010, 12:58 PM
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Question E8400 E0 Recommended 24/7 temps

I was just wondering what is the max temp at load that I should be at when oc'ing this chip.

Im not F@H or anything, just gaming and media viewing comp so I wont be 24/7 max load. Though I will have long late night gaming sessions.

Right now Im OC'd to 4.0ghz and idling at 27, max load with Prime95 is 60. If I play games for a while and check temps usually max is a 57-60. LinX runs hottest with a max temp of 66.

My vcore is 1.250V in BIOS and 1.216V is CPU-Z for 4.0ghz.

Is it worth OC'ing to 4.0ghz or is there a nice setting around the 3.8ghz range that might save me a few degrees. For gaming whats the speed I want to be at so my cpu is not the bottleneck?
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Old January 31, 2010, 03:56 PM
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If you can get to 3.8ghz with a lot less vcore then do it. The difference between 3.8 and 4.0 is very small
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Old January 31, 2010, 04:16 PM
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1.25V and 60C max load is nothing too high really, to my knowledge. I don't think you should be worrying at all about the temps.
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according to intel, max temp sould not exceed 72C degrees
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Anything below 100C, and you're fine. Yes, really. If you want to leave yourself some headroom, try and stay below 80C or so. Shouldn't be too hard.
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according to intel, max temp sould not exceed 72C degrees
That's Tcase, which is impossible to measure for the average person. If you want to consider the temperatures you get from software like Real Temp and Core Temp, the maximum is 100C. Although in reality, it's actually impossible to run an Intel CPU at a temperature high enough to damage it, since its thermal protection mechanisms will kick in and shut it off before that can happen.
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Old January 31, 2010, 10:08 PM
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^^ What he said.
Tspot are you looking at TCase or core temperatures when you say 60C in load?
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^^ What he said.
Tspot are you looking at TCase or core temperatures when you say 60C in load?
The core temps, not sure how I can check tcase....
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TCase is CPU temp shown in BIOS or Everest/SpeedFan/Hardware monitor/whatever software. :)
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I got 4.04Ghz @1.45v Vcore 1.6v PPL on a CO stepping and it has been rock stable for about a year averaging 55-60 Celsius with a thermalright ultra 120 helped by two 98cfm aerocool fans
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TCase is CPU temp shown in BIOS or Everest/SpeedFan/Hardware monitor/whatever software. :)
Then in that case (after 8 hours of prime) my max TCase is 55 degrees.
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