7% oc

anyone think it's dangerous on stock cooler?

i have a E8400 and wanted to do it, hoping it's a safe range
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  1. It is pretty much impossible to burn your cpu these days. If it overheats, it shuts down.

    Do the overclock, run prime95 and get some app to check your temp.
  2. You ought to be able to push it to 3.3 GHz (367X9) with the stock coooler.

    And like daskrabbe says, if it over heats, the CPU will shut it down.
  3. i oc'ed to 3.16ghz

    idle temps are:

    cpu - around 30-31
    cores - between 31-34

    i did a small quick test on prime95 for 4 mins and the temps went up to around 63 celcius

    the idle temps seem fine and indicate i could OC more, however those Prime95 i got worry me and make me think i shouldn't go further
  4. Get the latest Realtemp and keep the distance to tjunction at or above 30c and your good.
  5. im not sure which to trust

    asus probe and everest say 30º at idle

    realtemp says 25º

    there's always a 5º difference between them
  6. Deadstar said:
    im not sure which to trust

    asus probe and everest say 30º at idle

    realtemp says 25º

    there's always a 5º difference between them

    The temperature is calculated using a basic formula:

    Core temp = Throttle temperature - sensor output

    You sensors don't actually output an absolute temperature, but a temp relative to the throttle temp. You will often hear the term "Tj Max" or "Tjunction Max" which refers to this throttle temperature. The problem is nobody can be absolutely certain what the throttle temperature is, so different programs use their own values based on "estimates" in documentation or testing (most the former, Real Temp usually the latter when possible). If that throttle temp is assumed 5C different from one program to another, the temperature will always be reported as 5C different. What never changes between programs is the distance to Tj Max being outputted by the sensors, and keeping this above 30C will ensure stability in all but the highest overclocks.
  7. thanks for the explanation, i didnt know that cheers!

    i'll be monitoring the situation, though for now i might leave it at 3.16ghz cause its not like im needing an increase in performance.


    one question, out of curiosity:

    is a E8400 OC'ed at 3.16ghz equal performance-wise to a E8500? and oc'ed at 3.33ghz equal to a E8600?
  8. There should be no reason why it wouldn't be.
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