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50 degrees while Prime95 too much?

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altec

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Is the voltage and speed stock? If it is you may want to make sure that your heatsink is seated properly, and making good contact, then make sure that you have a good thin film of conductive grease (preferably Arctic Silver 3 or Crematique)...not too much, not too little.
 
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wannaoc

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No it isn't stock, the voltage on my motherboard (GVAXP-U) only moves in % so I moved it up to 5% which is the smallest increment. The FSB is at 182, the multi is up from 12.5x stock to 13x the RAM is up +.1 volts. It's a 2800+ Barton (2.08 stock) running at 2275 with a good heatsink and fan. Water is my next upgrade because I want to go as high as I can! Damn OC is addictive. :)
 

Chris

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I think 50c is perfectly fine as long as its stable, but personally i think I would want to work at it a little and try get it down a bit.
 

Severian

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I normally regard 50c as the max, although personally I'm on 52c.

Of course, lower is optimal, but 50 isn't going to destroy your chip or anything.
 
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wannaoc

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Ah, that's what I wanted to hear. I'm still on air for now...I will be getting water in the next couple weeks and just wanted to make sure my CPU would make it. Thanks.