Just got my AMD X3 425 to overclock just over 3.2Ghz from the stock 2.7Ghz. (I know, it's rather modest). I just messed with the multipliers and the FSB, no changes in voltage.
My question is this. I ran OCCT for an hour on it, and it was stable, with a max temp of 46C. Idle, it holds at about 27C. Are these temps OK when considering the life of the CPU? I know they are under that 55C-60C limit, but will the higher idle temp and somewhat higher load temp shorten the life of the cpu? I have the artic cooling freezer 64 fan on it. Should I have that running at full speed all the time, or let the bios control the speed?