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What is a safe load temp for an intel Q9550 Quad

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April 18, 2010 5:37:05 PM

Hello,
I have a intel quad Q9550 over clocked to 3.7 GHz 444 x 8.5 cooled on air using cool master Hyper N620 at idle the temp is at 38c for all four cores and at load the temps go up to 58c to 60c for all four cores. I used prime95 all night and temps remaided at 60c with no errors is this a safe load temp for this CPU.

Also I want an honest opinon on my set up tell me what u think i have

intel Q9550 over clocked at 3.7 cooled on air with Cool master Hyper N620

on a gigabyte mobo EP45-UD3L

for video i have an OC GeForce GTX 260 max core 55

Ram i have 8gig OCZ Platinum 8500 DDR2 1066 clocked at that speed 533mhz x 2 with timmings of 5 5 5 15 I think i need tighter timmings? Ratio is 5:6 but i was told that 1:1 is better is it?

power suply 600watt

HDD is Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM 32MB Cache 600Gig

this is my first OC and I would like to know what u guys think thanks....
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April 18, 2010 5:49:12 PM

Everything looks great should be a really solid rig for gaming and just about anything you do on it.

60c full load is perfect well with in spec. You could get a little better cooler and drop the temps by a few degrees but your temps look great.
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April 18, 2010 7:06:53 PM

saaiello said:
Everything looks great should be a really solid rig for gaming and just about anything you do on it.

60c full load is perfect well with in spec. You could get a little better cooler and drop the temps by a few degrees but your temps look great.




what kind of cooler would u recommend for me?
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April 18, 2010 7:08:05 PM

oh yea thanks for ur opinion much apreciated
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April 21, 2010 2:07:58 PM

Your overclocking your RAM a little. You're not really accomplishing anything except decreasing stability. I recommend dialing the RAM clock back to 888 MHz.

That's the only questionable thing I see. Everything else, including your temps, looks great.

Here are three under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sunbeam
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Xigmatec Dark Knight (I have two of these, along with a TRUE.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They all require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case.
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April 21, 2010 4:07:51 PM

you might overclocked it at a higher clock speed, if you really are into it.
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