Originally Posted by Redeemed
So ideally, I want my Opty to run at 3Ghz and idle in the 30s and just barely breach 50*C while doing extreme gaming. Not sure if I'm exptecting too much or not, but that's what I'd like atleast.
Your not expecting to much and as long as your CPU Heatsink in properly mounted and you have good airflow 3ghz is well within reach.
My friends opty 175 is at 3ghz on the stock cooler and he idles at 32c and gaming only gets him into the high 40's.