I am having trouble overclocking an Intel E8500 to 4.0 ghz with out it getting what I consider too hot. At 4.0 ghz it will idle at about 45 C and top out at 51 to 52 C. Is this to hot.
No. I have a Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz. Prime95 load temps are 61 C - 65 C. And I have a Q9550 also OC'd to 3.6 GHz. It's load temps are 58C - 61 C. I hae the thermal alarms on my motherboards set to go off at 70 C.