Just wodering what a realistic safe or unsafe temp for an overclocked duron 800 is, there is so much variance in the opinions I've read online. I've read safe temps anywhere from 35-65 degrees.
When I push my duron 800 up to 1 ghz, running about 1.75 volts, i get a idle temp of about 50-51 degrees, stressed the temp was around 55 or so.
At 950 mhz it idles at about 45-46 and stresses at about 48-49.
I know, its a greed thing I guess. Just nice to be able to keep it a 1 ghz. At 1 ghz it did post and ran stable, I also have a prety good hsf on it. I backed it off to 950 cause I thought the temp at 1 ghz was too high. The temps I mentions were from hmonitor and cpucool.
My Duron 600@1007mhz (106*9.5), 1.91 volts got unstable at 52 degrees. My normal usage kept my Duron between 44 and 50 degrees and so I was fine (or so I thought). When Raystonn recommended a burn-in program called Toast I found out how close my Duron really was to instability. It pushed temps to 54 degrees.
I picked up a new heatsink, an Evercool ND-8, which kept temps between 38-44 degrees normally, 48 with Toast, and even two hours of that couldn't push my Duron over the edge.
I've since moved on to an Athlon but I put a quieter 23 CFM fan on the ND-8 heatsink, lowered overclocking to 950, and now my nephew enjoys a quiet system.