Intel WOLFDALE E6300 TEMPS

hi, i have my E6300(stock 2.8Ghz) running at 4.2 Ghz on the stock cooling, all stock voltages.

my question is, at what temps is it unsafe to be running the processor?
whle gaming i usually reach temps of about 70C according to SIW, but at full load in PRIME95 im in the mid 80's.

system specs:
ASUS P5K-PREMIUM MOBO
4GB MUSHKIN DDR2 RAM
E6300
ATI MSI HD 4870( CORE: 790mhz MEMORY: 1000MHZ)
ANTEC 200 CASE
3 HDD'S

thanks for any info, ive been delaying upgrading the stock cooling so just wanted to know if i could damage he cpu at those temps.
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  1. Intel's maximum temperature for the Pentium E6300 is 74°C. I'd lower the o/c a bit, and keep the max load 100% temps below 65°C to be safe.
  2. ya if you dont want to invest in a new heatsink your best bet is to just down the clock some so you dont fry your chip
  3. thanks, i might just get a proper cooler for it eventually, where does intel state the max temps for its cpus? any links? thanks alot
  4. cua8er said:
    thanks, i might just get a proper cooler for it eventually, where does intel state the max temps for its cpus? any links? thanks alot



    http://ark.intel.com/products/41493/Intel-Pentium-Processor-E6300-%282M-Cache-2_80-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB%29

    According to Intel the max safe temp for this processor is 74.1*C. I'm not sure whether this means the processor can't work at temps above this - I think some people have posted on various forums and threads that they have achieved 70*C - 80*C (with different softwares) with stock coolers etc.

    I wonder if you have the same hardware as of Feb 2012, considering the date your comment was posted.

    P.S. I have the same processor. I'm trying to do a bit of overclocking too. At the moment I've only tweaked the base frequency from 266.67 MHz to 300 MHz. Everything seems to work fine with stock coolers etc. Although I need to test my system using the stress tests and softwares. Looking forward to sharing some experience with you. Hope the advice was helpful !
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