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is this a good overclock? if not tell me how can i fix it! :D

my temps at idle are ~50c
at load: 70-80c





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  1. Those numbers look too high. From what I've read, that CPU shouldn't get higher than 70C under prime95 if you want to push it to it's limits.

    What kind of cooling do you have on it? The obvious fix is to get a better heat sink, or don't overclock so high.
  2. it's mean fix temperature ...?
    drop your overclock or vcore or get good cooler or just go default :D
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    For a 3.0 GHz overclock, your vcore is much too high. And that is driving your load temps up.

    You should be able to run at 3.0 GHz with little or no CPU voltage increase using the stock heatsink.

    What kind of motherboard? Makes a big difference.

    This should be your first stop.
    Core2 Overclocking Guide (generic guide)
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/259899-11-core-overclocking-guide

    Next stop should be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.

    If you have a Gigabyte motherboard,
    Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-245679_11_0.html
    It's for an EP35-DS3L but all the Gigabyte Core2 BIOS's are similar.

    Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Change the System Memory Multiplier (or whatever your BIOS calls it) from AUTO to 2.00. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in in proportion with it. At an FSB of 266 MHz, your memory clock should be at 533 MHz. This will seem low, but do not worry about it.

    Download CPU-Z to check your FSB:RAM ratio. It should be a 1:1 ratio. 1:1 ratio is ideal. It gives you the stability without hurting performance.
  4. jsc said:
    For a 3.0 GHz overclock, your vcore is much too high. And that is driving your load temps up.

    You should be able to run at 3.0 GHz with little or no CPU voltage increase using the stock heatsink.

    What kind of motherboard? Makes a big difference.

    This should be your first stop.
    Core2 Overclocking Guide (generic guide)
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/259899-11-core-overclocking-guide

    Next stop should be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.

    If you have a Gigabyte motherboard,
    Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-245679_11_0.html
    It's for an EP35-DS3L but all the Gigabyte Core2 BIOS's are similar.

    Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Change the System Memory Multiplier (or whatever your BIOS calls it) from AUTO to 2.00. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in in proportion with it. At an FSB of 266 MHz, your memory clock should be at 533 MHz. This will seem low, but do not worry about it.

    Download CPU-Z to check your FSB:RAM ratio. It should be a 1:1 ratio. 1:1 ratio is ideal. It gives you the stability without hurting performance.

    i got a P7N SLI-FI motherboard, when i try to lower or modify just a little bit the voltage my cpu becomes very unstable(i cant even boot to windows) im using a rocketfish universal cpu cooler RF-UPCUWR, im getting a cooler master hyper 212+ later on! lol
  5. Best answer selected by camargo2012.
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