HDT-S1283+q6600@3.33(1.4v) with temps 58-66C normal?

funkjunky

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I have to admit... considering i've wanted to oc my cpu for a year now, and I finally was able to and its stable at 3.33ghz im happy. However knowing that I may have more headroom, in the cpu, makes me wonder if I applied thermal grease properly, because if theirs room to lower my temp some more I could play increase the clock some more.

I'm asking if with a q6600 + mx-2 + Xigma HDT-S1283 should have temperatures of:
Idle = 43-49 C
prime95 = 58-66 C



At what temperature should I stop ocing btw? I know 60 is obviously hotter than is good for the cpu, but how long before I'm seriously damaging the cpu, or atleast shortening its life by a reasonable amount?
 

V3NOM

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well i would say thats enough... i mean how much difference in fps is an extra 100 mhz gonna do? thats if u play games i guess
 

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Well, considering you have 1.4V, i'd say you have fairly good temps (i have 1.32V on a xiggy and i've got temps of like 58 max)

Also, the max temp is 70C for a CPU, not 60 C, you're fine.

Note that the temperature DOES NOT affect CPU life. Voltage does. I don't know the voltage specs for the Q6600, so i can't tell you if you have a safe voltage.

Temperature doesn't do anything at all, unless it gets to high, then the only damage it causes is for the CPU to overheat and if you are running it without a heatsink, melt or something.

*You need like 100C to do this, and the CPU has autoshutdown measures, so don't worry about it)
 

funkjunky

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oh.. .can anyone confirm what dopekitten is saying? If that's true I've got a whole nother .1v I can pump into my cpu ;D.

However venom makes a valid point... even if I was to keep going it would be diminishing returns. Another 150 or 200mhz for 10C, and possible instability, isn't too worth it.

I mostly just wanted to confirm that I did seat my heatsink on properly with the right amount of thermal paste. Thanks.
 

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