hello, I am currently running the QX6850, GA-P35-DS3L Mobo, and 2GB OCZ DDR2 800 XTC Platinum Rev 2 Ram. Im on the stock heatsink running at 3.5Ghz at no more then 52ish Degrees Load. I have the CPU set to never underclock so its always sitting at 3.5Ghz and it idles at 45 degrees with a few apps open. My case has EXCESSIVE cooling, I beleive its the Antec 900 Case with the massive fan(200mm) on top and all the accessory fans, 5 in total, excluding the PSU fan (which has 2). What do you guys think I could push it to on stock cooling?. I think my FSB won't go much more then 390 from 333. after that I'd just be playing with the multiplier, any suggestions? possibly people with similar hardware.
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load temps? i would say keep going till load=70 C.... what were you thinking getting an expensive extreme cpu with the stock cooler?? spend like $50 on a good air cooler lol..
I have to agree with V3NOM, it's an insult to OC an extreme processor without a good after market heatsink, after all those things cost what over 1k or so last I checked.