hey guys, I just got my build together the other day and I am currently running a stress test on my q9400 core 2 quad. I was just wondering how long I need to run Prime 95 in order to reach the CPU's max temp under full load. Right now it has been running for 10 min full load at only 40 degrees c (wow thats pretty low right?). its probably so low because I haven't done an OC yet. \
Just to verify, the highest I should let my CPU get under full load is about 70c?
You'll want to run it at least a few hours when your done overclocking, for the longest time I thought my X2 5000 was stable at 3.2 and the rare program crash was Vista, well it turned out that my overclock wasn't 100% stable and consistently failed prime95 a few hours into the test.