well im sorry to break it to you but unless you live in canada or alaska your ambient room temps will never reach 10C in june according to the national weather service that would be 50F and last time i checked A/C dont go that low unless you have TEC Vapor cooling or chilled water. 20C ambient is closer that would be 68.2F. and in that case you do get down to 10C ambient....break out that parka cause you cant sit at a pc for long in them ambient temps without death.
Regardless of the room temps, just get a better heatsink for your processor. Stock AMD heatsinks are already damn good, and before i got my 3700 i had a 3000 and i had it around 2.5 with an ambient room temperature of about 23C. I had a zalman heatsink on it though, it managed to keep it rather cool under the conditions. Anyways, if your overclock isnt holding up that great due to temps, try an aftermarket heatsink.
nice overclock!bringing your processor to almost match FX-55.
well, i have my budget sempron palermo 2500(1.4GHz) overclock all the way to 2.0GHz with no problems and stable. i could have make it higher(2.5GHz) but my mobo limits me, it is a damn poor overclocking mobo. without any option to raise core voltage and chipset voltage.
I did live in Toronto for a brief while...the T., and you definitely need A/C there...My god, i'd have it hooked up the the cpu...lol...But i am in an atlantic province, surrounded by water...so the conditions are pretty good for computing.
those are some nice clocks... ive got my venice 3000+ at 2.6 and can run it fine at 2.75-2.8 but summer forget about it/.. Australia is was to hot. last christmas my brothers ipod overheated.. coz the temp inside was 40c without anycooling.. the operating temp of it was like upper 30c's
but the problem is the a8n-sli cant go to high on vcore...
Mine is in my sig! The marvelous thing is, I have a generic 450W PSU, a stupid blue crap! ^^
It's holding pretty well, until now... It's starting to fail, but a new one is arriving in few days!
PSU aside, I tried to get 2.7 GHz, with 1.55V, but the PSU couldn't keep up, and got BSOD right after entering WinXP... :?
Anyway, at 2.6 GHz, I must say it has "almost" the same power a FX-55 has, because the lack of 512k of L2 cache