I know there are about 1,000 questions on this but I just needed to ask my own. My e8400 (stock cooler) idles at about 38-37C and after running orthos for 10 mins (yes I know only 10 mins) it reached a max temp of 58C. Do you think it would be safe to overclock to 3.6ghz with these temp readings?
i have an antec 300(stock 2 fans) + zalman 92mm i can OC and E8500 to 4 gighz and stay under 60 celcius with 70 F ambient. IMO i doubt you should OC THAT much bro. if you are reaching temps of high 50's then chances are you will blow through 60's and 70's overclocked really high.