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Overclocking Temperatures & Bottlenecking

Last response: in Overclocking
May 16, 2010 7:54:20 AM

Hi guys, So here is my specs

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53Ghz
pqi Turbo 4GB DDR2 800Mhz
MSI TwinFrozr OC GeForce GTX 275
Rosewill Stallion Series 650 Watt
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I was experiencing poor fps when playing high end games such as Battlefield Bad Company 2 so I decided to overclock my processor to 3.8Ghz from stock 2.53Ghz by changing the FSB to 400Mhz the core voltage to 1.38V and the north bridge voltage to 1.25V. It is running pretty stable so far and the frames per second in Battlefield are on average around 50-60 now instead of 20-30 from before.

While using this overclock my idle temps are around 30-32 degrees C and while playing Battlefield it is in the mid 50s.

My question, Is mid 50s a safe temperature for the processor under load, and was my graphics card being bottlenecked by my CPU before this overclock and if so is it still?

Thanks in advance

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a b K Overclocking
May 16, 2010 9:58:04 AM

Mid 50s are fine for the E7200. Your graphics card was definitely being bottlenecked by your CPU if your FPS has nearly doubled, from just overclocking it.
May 16, 2010 7:45:09 PM

Thanks guys, and what are safe temps for the GPU when overclocking.
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a b K Overclocking
May 16, 2010 7:59:52 PM

Get a baseline stock.Thats your best bet. Gpu and gpu mem temps.
gpu-z,CHECK continue refreshing in background.
May 16, 2010 8:22:19 PM

Best answer selected by crobargangsta.