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April 23, 2008 12:52:23 PM


I am new to over clocking and need some advice. I am a bit worried about the temperatures. I have :
Intel Core 2 duo E8400
Asus P5N-D
3 GB DDR2 800
Seagate 500 GB SATA
GeForce 9800 GX2

What is considered as acceptable temperatures for these components?

I downloaded Speed Fan to monitor the temps, but I have no clue as to what it’s reporting on. There is about 3 fields with names like temp 1,temp 2…… Where can I find out which piece of hardware it’s referring to?

What would actually happen if the hardware overheats?

Any help would be appreciated.

More about : temperatures

April 23, 2008 1:48:27 PM

Download HWMonitor it's accurate and tells what temp are what.

70C on your CPU is hot but ok, anything below and your laughing.
60-75C on your Mainboard should only occur when quads are installed or major OC.
80-95C on your gfx card is ok.
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April 23, 2008 2:16:16 PM

As far as I know CoreTemp only show's CPU? I am looking for one app to monitor all. I downloaded CPUID and it looks good, will have to check it tonight
April 23, 2008 11:38:18 PM

You missed one, closed deal. ;) 

For HD, keep them under 40C.