I've recently been messing around with overclocking (carefully messing around) and got my i7-930 to 3.8GHz 181x21 with 1.206v.
My load temps are about 70C in prime95 with cooler master hyper 212+. What are the maximum temps I should have for long term stabillity while overclocking. I do know that at 3.5GHz its only 62C, and 3.3GHz brings it to 58. stock speeds with 0.99v keep it at <50C...so yeah.
Basically, is my temperature too high??? I'm planning on keeping this for a long time.
Yeah, you're fine in that temp range. Do you have turbo mode on? Hyperthreading?
I have an I7 930 at 3.8 with turbo off and hyperthreading enabled my temps are:
idle: 26C (chilly in my apartment!)
Prime 95: 76C
Keep in mind that the higher the temp, the faster a chip will degrade. Having said that, these chips are workhorses and should last 5 years if you keep it out of the mid 80's C. Most people choose to upgrade by that time since most of the other components will be outdated by then.
@lothdk: I have AC, the temperature now in my house 74-75F, and in summer it's 78F...
@barthendalot: Turbo off (i'm not sure about that, I know I turned speedstep off), hyperthreading enabled
@megamanx00: ur right, gaming temps, depending on the game (I play CoD4, NFS, BFBC2), range from 53-57C, and I don't game all the time, so, really, the only time temperatures even get close to 60C is when gaming.
I do occasionally do video editing for youtube though (pretty light) and some video converting for iPod, and that doesn;t stress as much as Prime95 either...
Looks like i'm good!