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
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 !