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Old 10-25-08, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Safe 24/7 Overclock

I'm just looking for a bit of advice about what level I should keep my CPU OC at, to ensure it lasts a while.

It's a E6600, stock is 2.4GHz which is at around 1.2V. Currently i'm running it at 3.2GHz with idle voltage 1.376V (drops to 1.344V under load).

After 27 minutes (I couldn't be bothered to wait any longer) of dual prime95 instances on the in-place FFT test the max temp on the cores was 53'C. Intel states 60'C as the upper limit and but I don't think the CPU would normally get anywhere near 53 anyway.

I'm using an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, which seems to work quite well.

I know it might only make 1FPS or so difference if I dropped it down to 3Ghz (which I have used long term before and only needs 1.304V idle), but I would like to get the max sensible perfomance out of it.
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