Hi I was just wondering how high a temperature was too high for a AMD 965be while folding. I usually have my PC on for a few hours a day while I jump on and off browsing the web etc. I figured if its going to be on anyway might as well put it to good use in the Folding@Home project. If I set it to use 100% off the idle processes it runs about 59C. My question is that too hot and should I run it at 100% or lower the system tray app to run at 75% or something to lower temps.
You'd lose a significant amount of ppd not to mention some work units will not finish by the deadline.
Ok thanks for the info. I think I've decided to invest in a new heatsink/fan, I should have done it when I built the computer but wasn't thinking I'd need the extra cooling. I'm also thinking about overclocking the processor, that should hopefully increase my ppd. If anyone has heatsink recommendations let me know.