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April 16, 2010 12:16:15 PM

Hi Guys,

First post and all. I know that a lot of people has previously asked the same Question. But i would like to know the Temperatures which is normal for this CPU. And the Temperature where i should start to get worried.
I have the Watercooling(Stock) that came with the Chassis.

On cruise, the CPU temperature maybe reaches 26 D Celcius. When i run a application that pulls some weight, it goes up max to about 32 D C.

Current Specs :

CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33Ghz 1333FSb 4MB blah blah
MOBO : ASUS P5QL-E
GFX : ASUS GTX 275 448-bit 896 MB GDDR3
RAM : 6GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800
Chassis : Thermaltake Armor LCS VE2000BWS
HDD : Western Digital 640GB, SEAGATE 500GB

Thanks,
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April 16, 2010 12:17:23 PM

The max CPU temperature is 72°C, but you'd want it a lot lower - I'd say around 60°C, but I could be completely wrong. The best way to load your CPU is using Prime 95.
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April 16, 2010 12:18:56 PM

Thanks so much! :D 
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April 16, 2010 2:10:33 PM

i have an e6750 and it reaches about 65-66 under p95 max, but under normal games it only gets up to about 57c. it is OC'd from 2.67 to 3.4 on air. with water, i think your problem is not going to be temps. you're going to run into the proverbial cpu wall or your other components aren't going to be as forgiving at high cpu clock speeds.
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April 16, 2010 2:15:27 PM

tuffluck said:
i have an e6750 and it reaches about 65-66 under p95 max, but under normal games it only gets up to about 57c. it is OC'd from 2.67 to 3.4 on air. with water, i think your problem is not going to be temps. you're going to run into the proverbial cpu wall or your other components aren't going to be as forgiving at high cpu clock speeds.


Ok... Now how do you suppose i would go about it? Components as in? RAM? GFX? BUS? Need some hellllppp! :o 

Thanks man,
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April 16, 2010 2:21:32 PM

B-ManZA said:
Ok... Now how do you suppose i would go about it? Components as in? RAM? GFX? BUS? Need some hellllppp! :o 

Thanks man,


there is an overclocking guide for C2D's (core 2 duo's) at the top of the OC forum on this website. it really outlines everything you need to know in order to OC. also you can probably do a search for OC'ing on your specific motherboard and find some helpful information as well.

the basic jist is that you OC from the BIOS. your cpu has an FSB (front side bus) and a multiplier. to get the stock clock speed, the computer multiplies the FSB by the multiplier. for me my stock speed was 333x8 to get 2.67. to OC, i just upped the FSB to 425 to get 425x8 = 3.4ghz. the problem you run into is that in order to OC beyond a certain point, you have to increase the vcore (voltage to your cpu). you run prime95 every time you OC it to make sure it is stable at a given speed.

read up on that guide and you will get a lot more information, but that's the basic idea behind overclocking.
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April 16, 2010 2:27:01 PM

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