Pentium e5400 overclock

I hv dg41rq mobo and e5400 cpu. Today i overclock my e5400@3.0ghz(stock cooler) by using setfsb and run stress test (prime 95) and found my oc is stable. Under full load my cpu temp goes upto 80c .

TO decrease the temp i just lower my voltage to 1.1250(using crystal cpuid) and overclock to 3.0 ghz now my max temp under load is about 70c-72c is this temp harmful for my cpu.
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  1. some one help me plz
  2. gears10 said:
    I hv dg41rq mobo and e5400 cpu. Today i overclock my e5400@3.0ghz(stock cooler) by using setfsb and run stress test (prime 95) and found my oc is stable. Under full load my cpu temp goes upto 80c .

    TO decrease the temp i just lower my voltage to 1.1250(using crystal cpuid) and overclock to 3.0 ghz now my max temp under load is about 70c-72c is this temp harmful for my cpu.


    From what I've seen your TJMax is around 100C (not positive, you will have to confirm that) which gives you ~30C of headroom. That is workable as an everyday OC but you might want to bring it down a little more if you plan to keep it running with load for any great lengths of time (36+ hrs). I don't think those temps are terrible (nor harmful) for short term usage (ie. 3-5hrs gaming, or video work or...) nor will your CPU ever run at 100% during normal PC usage.
  3. i play game at most 3hr
  4. i play game at most 3hr
  5. 72c is completely fine. to get a better OC you need a better cooler; i had my E5300 up to 3.8 with a cooler from a Q6600 and it would go 68c max.
  6. Agree with looniam.

    72 C is at the upper range of acceptable.
  7. can u tell me a good cooler under 10$
  8. gears10 said:
    can u tell me a good cooler under 10$

    Nope, under $10, the stock HSF is your best bet. You don't get into effective cooling until about the $25-$30 range. In that range, you have the very popular CM Hyper212+ for about $20 after rebate now at NewEgg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    It is a large HSF so you'll need to make sure it will fit inside your case before ordering.
  9. sorry but for $10 what you would get is not any better than what you have now.
    best i found for the least is:
    Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 $17.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200056

    for the price it is really good competing with more expensive heatsinks:

    Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 CPU Cooler Review
    the ONLY draw back is it uses push pins, but that will make installation easy for you.

    i tried looking on ebay but most were the same size as yours.
  10. I dont understand why are your temps so high...I have mine overclocked at 3.56Ghz,look at the temps after 1 hour of stress test http://i46.tinypic.com/fnajd.png
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