if you want run it that way for awhile and see
what happens thats ok i guess <depends on what ambient temps are>
i just got through playing bf2 for an hour and cpu was 45c
idle is around 35c its hot here in oklahoma.
my idle is 25c in the winter.
what is your idle temps?
i also have the ac pro with an amd 3700 sandy core
It depends on room temp: my 3500+ @2.475 reaches a maximum of 61°C with 31-32°C room temp (very hot italian summer!) and still no problems, but if you reach 53°C @25°C room temp it's definetively a little high.
I just recently upgraded from an old but loved athlon barton 3200 Socket A system to a San Diego 3500+ Socket 939 board (SLI ASUS). I am not new to overclocking but certinly not an expert. With the Stock fan and artic silver 5 thermal grease and a 120 mm fan I was able to get the chip to run stable at 2.76 GHZ. The key for me is memory. I have the best memory i can get for 1 gig dual channel ddr. Its OCZ 2225 timmings i believe. I was able to hit 2.75 with a clock multipler at 250FSB and CAS latency a 2.5. I can't get it it to hit above this. I can get it to post at 2.9 but it won't stay stable for long. I was curious if anyone was able to do better with San Diego Core and how they did it?
Well I am sorry to tell you, but you do not have a San Diego, you actually have a Venice I believe. Sandy has 1mb L2 Cache while you have 512K.
My Sandy by the way can hit 2.7Ghz before my shitty as hell motherboard goes wonky on me... Asus A8V-MX... at 2.7Ghz with my memory OC'd and my Video card at an aggressive OC too the ASUS Probe monitor voltage alarms go off like crazy... 12V 3.3V 5V everything goes WAYYYY out of whack...
Today I will probably take a look inside to see my capacitors all bulgy and ready to pop.... damn it.
When I get my Asrock 939 Dual Vsta Board then we will see how far she goes with some extra voltage.
Sorry it is Venice! MY appologies. I tried everything and i can't get the chip to go past 257FSB. It will post but will crash in 30 seconds. No amount of voltage or changing of anything makes a difference. Oh well...2.75 ghz works for me or 250 FSB. That is a 25% overclock.
Right So installed my new HS Arctic cooler freezer 64 pro, with AS5 and started ocing my cpu, I have:
Memory= 185.4 (running on a 166 divider)
Vcore 1.5 (stock 1.4)
After 1hour of prime I get 53c, is this too hot? Should I be eble to go further?
Any suggestions on what to do?
Hello all BTW
I can tell you with certainty that 53c is just fine. I have the same proc but with the newcastle core (sigh) and it sits around 50c. You have a theorhetical limit of 85c as that is what will cause the failsafe's to engage shutting of the CPU. To play it safe run the Proc to a limit of 60-65 peak load temps. I suggest that you do turn off the computer when you go to sleep or leave for work, that or throttle it down while you are gone if you run a FTP or server (ie. bittorrent). This will allow the thermal grease to set as it settle's in faster with time in between high temps (thats what arctic sivler 5 told me). Another thing I've noticed with this proc is that you can OC it to just under 2.5 ghz stable and without much temperature flux. My chip sits in between 50-60c no matter what i'm doing and it is very stable. Given your chip has a 90nm core it should be stable up to 60c and idle at around 50c highly ocled (without voltage changes/up to 2.5ghz). Beyond 2.5ghz I lost stability. One other thing you can try is to thoroughly clean the heatsink and proc again with rubbing alcohol and q-tips. Then rub with a lint-free cloth (glass lens cloth works) until all impurities are gone. Follow suit with the proc. When you apply the grease make sure you have an even thin layer on the proc (easier said than done). When you apply the heatsink twist it left to right lightly before snapping it into place. Don't forget to refresh your CMOS after you bootup and check your temps at the same time. Temps before OCing should be anywhere from 30-45c. It shouldnt idle at 50c with a cooler like yours. Most importantly, if you get stable operation at those temps just enjoy the free speed, a proc at 55c getting stable operation will last just as long as a proc at 30c.