Hey, I was just wondering how good people have been overclocking the Phenom with stock cooler. When I overclock it to 3.6 ghz, the temps get too hot after like 2 hours. They reach like 70 C. Is this normal for stock cooler? If it is, I would upgrade the cooler to something much better.
Yes that is normal for a stock cooler. They give you mediocre coolers that on just suffice with a little headroom to keep costs down. If you want to really OC, you will need a new HSF. For 30 bucks you could get the Hyper 212+, it has very high performance for a small price.
Also i would suggest trying to keep temps below 65C. And if at all possible below 60C at all times. RUnning at 70C for too long may damage your CPU, as most AMD chips are rated 70-75C before they will start to burn up.