Keeping it under 70C Full Load decent?

Hi guys,

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 :P its currently at 3.2GHZ, I wanna try and get it to 3.4ghz.
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  1. In the Temp Guide, read Section 12, Paragraphs 2 & 3.
  2. CompuTronix said:
    In the Temp Guide, read Section 12, Paragraphs 2 & 3.

    AKA no lol. I would try to at the most keep it under 65, even still thats kind of warm, go grab the CoolerMaster TX2 HSF

    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.
  3. try too keep it under 65. Any higher and it will start decreasing its life pretty fast. Pick up a good cooler and some arctic silver 5 will lower your temps a little to allow you to oc a little more.
  4. OK bildo123, have it your way...

    , 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.

    jplum1556, also from the Temp Guide:

    Section 14: Recommendations

    (A) For information on CPU Coolers, please refer to the following links:

    (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.

    DaClan Review: Thermal Interface Shootout:

    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.

    X23 is available at the following sites:

    Comp :sol:
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