i just overclocked my 4400+ to 2.4ghz and put a zalman CNPS7000B-cu on it. running 2 prime95s (one for each core) for 30 minutes my cpu temp tops out at 51c, is this an ok full load temp? if it is should i push it even more?
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Anything under 70C or so is fine. 51C is not hot at all.
The heat-death of integrated curcuits will begin to affect your machine, but that means the core will only last 3 years, and not the 15 it is rated for.
As Mobius and wusy said that temp is not bad.
As long as it doesn't go above 65-70C for extended periods of time you should be fine.