I feel like pushing my E2160 L2 more. According to the C2D Temp Guide, 70C is at the warm scale and 75C is hot, 65C is safe, would it be ok to let my processor sit at 68C Full Load? (Orthos/Dual Prime) as for voltage it'll stay under 1.5V. anyway appreciate any help, I can't help but push it further its currently at 3.2GHZ, I wanna try and get it to 3.4ghz.
Honostly for $2 AR its a win-win situation. I would recomend taking out the mobo and installing it, it takes less than a minute and it works awsome. I have one on my E2180 @ 3Ghz 1.406Vcore and I primed it for over an hour and just capped off at 52~53C.
OK bildo123, have it your way...
Yamcha, from the Temp Guide:
Section 12: Overclocking
Every CPU is unique in it's overclock potential, voltage tolerance, and thermal behavior. If the maximum stable overclock is known at 1.35 Vcore, then each increase of 0.05 volts will typically allow a stable increase of ~ 100 Mhz, and will result in a corresponding increase in CPU temperatures of 3 to 4c. Ambient and Vcore are the most dominant Variables affecting temperatures.
At 1.35 Vcore, ~ 300 Mhz of additional overclock remains until Safe Scale is exeeded due to increased Vcore. Example; at 22c Ambient, if a CPU is stable at 3.0 Ghz - 1.35 Vcore @ 100% Workload, then it may also be stable at 3.3 Ghz - 1.5 Vcore @ 100% Workload, with highly effective CPU cooling and computer case cooling.
(B) Masscool Shin-Etsu X23 can reduce CPU temps by ~ 4c compared to Arctic Silver 5, which is far more popular than it is effective. The first link shown below is to a very in-depth Thermal Interface Material (TIM) comparison that was posted 2/2/07 on Tom's Overclocking - Cooler and Heatsinks Forum, which was conducted by DaSickNinja. This 6 page thread is very revealing, however, the review has been moved to the second link shown below, Xtreme CPU.
Note: Due to Tom's servers forcing asterisks in the link below, when clicked it will cause "This page cannot be displayed". Simply backspace the 3 asterisks and type x_c_p_u_s without underscores, then press enter.
Thermal Interface Material Comparison: http://www.***.com/forums/case-psu-cooling/3902-thermal-interface-material-comparison.html
Masscool Shin-Etsu X23 Thermal Interface Material (TIM) can reduce CPU temps by ~ 4c compared to Arctic Silver 5, and is simply the best TIM for CPU cooling.