So I did use the SEARCH function prior to asking this, and I looked elsewhere as well, but I didn't find exactly what I was looking for and nothing was conclusive anyway... SO with that said here's my question:
I have a Core 2 Duo E6600 and I want to overclock it. I'm using Speedfan to monitor temps but I want to know what are safe temps for the chip to be at while idle and under load.
Right now my temps are 31c and 33c respectively (this is with WMA open and a bunch of windows). I've heard that neither core should exceed 60c... is this correct? I know about Orthos testing and TAT to make sure the overclock is stable. Also my ram is DDR2 800 MHz so it should be twice the frequency of my fsb to be 1:1 with it right?
Is there anything else I need to know before I overclock this puppy? Mind you, I'm only shooting for 3.0GHz overclock so I just need to know the basics.
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