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.
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
Thermaltake Matrix Vx
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.
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.