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Old 03-02-08, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default I'm afraid to go over 55c....

My load temperatures are 55c and the reason I haven't overclocked more is because I think above that might be too high... am I wrong?

Like what's your highest comfortable temps? (q6600)
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Old 03-02-08, 01:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: I'm afraid to go over 55c....

What are you measuring the temps with? What are you using to load your CPU?

If I use the latest Prime95 to load the CPU and measure with Everest. Personally, I would start worrying if it went higher than 60C while running that test. But some people aren't bothered till closer to 70C. It depends on your willingness to push it I guess.
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Old 03-02-08, 02:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: I'm afraid to go over 55c....

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What are you measuring the temps with? What are you using to load your CPU?

If I use the latest Prime95 to load the CPU and measure with Everest. Personally, I would start worrying if it went higher than 60C while running that test. But some people aren't bothered till closer to 70C. It depends on your willingness to push it I guess.
Everest shows two types of temp readings though. The individual core temps (Tjunction), and the CPU temp (Tcase). For a C2Q, Tjunction temps are always around 10 (+- 3) C higher than Tcase temps. Since Intel's thermal specification uses Tcase temps, and the max Tcase temp for a B3 stepping Q6600 is 62.2C, and 71C for the G0, I would start worrying when the CPU temp reaches 70C. Core temps can go as high as 80C for the G0.
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Old 03-02-08, 02:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: I'm afraid to go over 55c....

Yeah, I was referring to Tjunction, thanks for clarifying that. Since I run FaH my load is at 100% 24/7, so that leads me to not want to push the temps up too high.
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I use coretemp.exe
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Default Re: I'm afraid to go over 55c....

under 70*C should be ok
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Default Re: I'm afraid to go over 55c....

I've been running mine since release with a load of about 65c (B3@1.4v). I've noticed no instability or other issues because of it
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Default Re: I'm afraid to go over 55c....

egh I can hit 4.2Ghz @ 1.7v and still be safe at 70c

just keep pushing!
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egh I can hit 4.2Ghz @ 1.7v and still be safe at 70c

just keep pushing!
Do you feel comfortable pushing that amount of voltage even under water?
I imagine the chip won't last that long
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55c =
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Do you feel comfortable pushing that amount of voltage even under water?
I imagine the chip won't last that long
Why not? its still under the temp limit by Intel. so lets say that it cuts the life of the CPU in half or even 75% thats still 7-3.5 years. (assuming a 15 year life)

I will have that CPU sold by then end of the year I imagine. and the next person will probably keep it at stock clocks and get another few years out of it.

I plan on running it faster with more voltage with phase cooling later this year, I do currently have it @ 3.8Ghz with 1.4v but only because of temps, I would prefer with those volts (1.7) to keep the temps under 60c

IMHO if you are within all of Intel specs then you are fine. I am sure that they put safety margins in their CPU specs.

You will never in any application stress your CPU as much as Prime95, even when i am rendering with 100% CPU load its 10c cooler than prime.
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