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December 28, 2008 2:02:38 AM

I was wondering if it is alright to run my 9950 at 100% cpu usage almost all the time, 24/7? It is overclocked to 3.2ghz with 1.4125v and it's load temp is from 58-60c. In general, is it alright to run a stock processor at 100% all the time anyway? Thanks.

My baby:

Antec True power 2.0 430w
Asus M3A79-T Deluxe
Amd 9950 125w Black + OCZ Vendetta 2 @ 3.2ghz / 1.4125v
Corsair 2gb Dominator DDR-1066
XFX 8800GT 512MB XXX
2x Hitachi 80gb SATA2 Raid 0
LG DVD+-RW
Thermaltake Matrix Vx

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December 28, 2008 2:21:00 AM

Load always decreases life time of ur PC.
Having said that, is your power supply enough in the long run? Quite a setup for that little power supply although branded.
I dont feel safe to run at that voltage 24/7.
December 28, 2008 5:09:11 AM

Well I ran prime for a couple of hours and noticed that occasionally, my temps were dropping from 60 to 46c. I then looked at the frequency and it went down to 1300mhz and 1.07v or something like that. The problem is that this was during prime at 100% usage, and I don't have cool and quiet on. Maybe my power supply is too weak after all, even though it has been running great. I'm now doing a prime at 3ghz and 1.3v, so far no problems.
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December 28, 2008 5:17:05 AM

if your gonna be running it 24/7 full load, the worst that will happen will be that your CPU's life and your PSU's life will degrade.

what the heck are you doing to your rig m8?!
December 28, 2008 5:24:58 AM

I was thinking about folding, maybe not at 100%.
December 28, 2008 5:37:09 AM

that was quite a substantial OC with that low of voltage increase.
whats your mobo?
December 28, 2008 5:41:19 AM

Asus M3A79-T Deluxe with the 750sb
December 28, 2008 12:34:16 PM

the black editions are immense for OC so thats most likely the reason for the little change in voltage my 9850 is like that
December 28, 2008 2:05:24 PM

I've got it at 3.0ghz now and 1.3v. At 100% usage, it tops out at 52c.
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