New 955be C3 Rig overclocked with stock cooler

Hey guys, I'm new to most of this. Here's what I'm running:

955 x4 be
2x2 blue ripjaw 1600 ddr3
600gb wd caviar black
550W ultra lsp
ultra x-blaster
2x 120mm fans

Runs great, powered right up. First thing I did was tweak the RAM to run at 1600mhz with 8-8-8-24 timings -- ran memtest86 and no problems. Then, started inching my way up with the CPU and hit 3600 stable, cpu temps at about 55-57.. system temps at 37. I didn't change the frequency, but I did overclock the NB to 2200mhz according to AMD's recommended ratio. Is 57 too hot? And also, I'm planning on getting an aftermarket cooler soon obviously, and probably a 5770 hawk. Will I need to upgrade my PSU?

Other than that, how does this setup look? Any improvements, or recommendations I could adhere to?

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Should be okay, Ultra aren't that bad and the 5770 isn't really power hungry like some other cards.

    57c doesn't have to be too hot.. I would assume that stock fan is running pretty loud though :)

    AMD recommends not running that CPU at above 62c, so anything up to that should be fine

    edit: that is 57c under load and not idle, right? :p
  2. Ha. Yes, 57c under load. It runs about 39-41 idle. And the fan was really loud at first, however it's pretty quiet now. Maybe it just had to be broken in -- I'm not sure. I was really trying to get my RAM to cas7, but anything below 8 and it won't boot. I've looked around, and apparently that's quite normal. 8-8-8-24 is still pretty good for 1600 though, right?
  3. I have to say, I wouldn't run my CPU @ 57C. I would get another cooler quickly, in the meantime back off to 3.4 Ghz.
    What Voltage is your cpu at?
    Those timings look fine.

    That PSU has a single +12V rail at 30 amps. Should be fine for a single HD 5770.
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