What are the ideal CPU temps?

Suzuka

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I have 6300 core 2 and it Idles around 40C with stock fan in an open case without ventilation atm, waiting for a case to arrive. I tried mildly OCing it to 2.33 and it was 46c or so idle... is that within specs? Should I be alarmed? Oh my ram is 5300 667 Patriot 2gb 44412. When I oc'ed cpu, it was 833mhz with sets set 55515, cpuz read spd as 444 something, is that good? Ram was hot to the touch in that state, but I could hold my hand on it without problems.

I set cpu back to 1.86 untill I get new case and OC'd ram to 44412 800mhz. It runs a bit cooler now. No problems so far.

My mobo is DS3
Vid Card eVGA 7900GS KO
What I want to know.
1. Safe, ideal, within specs temps I should strive for stock cooling, at least for now and what I will get with a bought cooling.

2. Mild advice on OC'ing would be welcome :) What is the stable max OC I should expect with stock cooling on 6300? Anyoen with experiences doing this? I will have a good case soon.

My 3d mark06(futuremark) score was 4500, went by 250 points with 2.33 is that reasonable and is the 3d mark decent?
 

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My system FSB:DRAM ratio is 2:3 < (this value, confused)
Original is 44412 667 5300
I OC'd memory to 2.1v and set values to 44412
Memory freq 400mhz 44412 atm. Should I strive for equal ratio? or it doesnt matter? I don't quit e understand the difference atm.

Core speed 1866
Multiplier x7.0
Bus speed 267.7
Rated FSB 1066.7
 

Suzuka

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Just tried some more OCing.. does this look good.. I uploaded cpuz.htm

http://home.nyc.rr.com/gaavdono/cpuz.htm

Tell me if I did anything wrong and if I should correct it. My temp is 46c idle. 59-61 with 2 instances of Prime 95 loaded... that is good?

Did I do the right thing with the ram? or shoudl I lower my timings to 44412... it was stable prior with those.
 

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You should be ok as long as you keep temps below about 60 celcius.Above that you start running into real issues.Goodluck.

Dahak

AMD X2-4400+@2.4 S-939
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2X7800GT IN SLI
2X1GIG DDR IN DC MODE
WD300GIG HD
EXTREME 19IN.MONITOR 1280X1024
ACE 520WATT PSU
COOLERMASTER MINI R120
 

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Does this look right? I followed the Wusy's guide. Should I lower my ram timings to 44412? or act of OCing does lower them automatically like you see in that screenshot, but I might be misinterpreting those sets.
 

Dahak

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I believe cpu-z still needs to be upgraded to ddr2.They may already have a version out,but I'm not sure so go to their site and check it out.Goodluck.

Dahak

AMD X2-4400+@2.4 S-939
EVGA NF4 SLI MB
2X7800GT IN SLI
2X1GIG DDR IN DC MODE
WD300GIG HD
EXTREME 19IN.MONITOR 1280X1024
ACE 520WATT PSU
COOLERMASTER MINI R120
 

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Its not that good of temps, im 31@ Idle, and 37@ Load, with a case. But that is before I organized my cables, im probably below 30@ Idle now. Stock cooling/grease.
 

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Ideally you want you temps as low as possible. If you can keep it room temp then you are laughing. Bear in mind that you temps will rise by 6 or 7 degrees during summer months, so be careful.
 

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