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April 16, 2009 5:39:13 AM

I have an old athlon 64 amd socket 939...then there is a number...3800+.......2.4 ghz. was just wondering what safe idle temp and full on temp while gaming is. I am idling at about 38-40 degrees celsius and and around 50-54ish while gaming. I am thinking about doing some overclocking so what would my highest safe temp be Thanks

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April 16, 2009 6:01:36 AM

50c - 54c on load isn't very high, I think your good with your overclock something like 80c+ when gaming or on load would be bad.
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April 16, 2009 6:04:42 AM

have not over clocked yet
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April 16, 2009 6:08:06 AM

oh and should i turn off my cool and quiet before i overclock or leave it on. i have noticed....i think that it lowers the cpu fan speed
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April 16, 2009 6:09:21 AM

Well C & Q will lower your CPU clocks when its using 2D, and when 3D is in play then the original clocks will kick in. I don't have any experience with this as I do not overclock and i do not use C & Q. Good luck!
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April 16, 2009 6:17:33 AM

Turn it off while overclocking, then see if you have problems when it is enabled after you've found a stable clock speed. You want to remove any possible causes of instability while overclocking that might make you think you've hit the max for your chip.
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April 16, 2009 6:24:16 AM

cool so if i overclock at 2.6 with c&q off and all is fine then turn it back on....or leave it off?
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April 16, 2009 6:27:12 AM

Turn it on, see if you have problems. If you do, turn it off again. You want to leave it on if you can because it saves a bit of power, but stability is more important :) 
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