First off I would like to thank all those who helped me piece this machine together.
I was very lucky and got my 4th core to unlock right away from an AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz to a Phenom II X4 B35 Deneb w/ L-3 6mb cache.
I was wondering if it would be safe to toy around with OC the processor speed slightly with stock cooler. I am running around 36c normal and topped out at 72c using Prime95 full load. Everything is running nice and smooth I guess I was just wondering if I could push it a tiny bit for fun at a safe temp.
Also ~ My system temp is usually around 7c-10c higher than my cpu temp on normal load. What is system temp?
Thanks in advance!
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz/Phenom II X4 B35 Deneb
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 1600mhz DDR3 SDRAM
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4670 1GB
PSU: WT 520W
HDD: 250GB Seagate 7200/WD Caviar 1TB
OS: Windows 7 64 bit
The system temp is most likely your north bridge. I wouldn't recommend overclocking on the stock heat-sink since you are already seeing 72C. If you want to start overclocking get an after-market cooler I dont like core temps over 60C.