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February 21, 2010 10:33:19 PM

Hey I want to thank the members that helped me with my build. It's been working great and no faults yet. This is the first PC I've built :) 

Processor
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 3.4GHz (170x21 and stock voltage) LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
Mobo
GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD5 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Ram
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
GPU
SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
HDD
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Case
NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Open Window
Cooling/HSF
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
CD Drive
Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support
Monitor
Samsung 23" LED Ultra Slim Screen



I was wondering what a good idle temp would be for the i5-750. At a 3.4 OC i'm running about 30-35c on idle, and after a quick 10 minute session of Prime95 it hit about 60c-ish range under 100% load.


Is this normal? Is it safe? haha I'm somewhat new to overclocking, so I'll turn it down if those are too high. Thanks.

And just for fun, the windows game test.


Any tips or suggestions with OC'ing are welcome. Or any other comments thanks.

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February 22, 2010 12:01:09 PM

10 minutes isn't long enough to tell you if it's too hot. Run it for at least an hour. Generally, once you start hitting 75+ degrees it's running really hot. If it's running at 60ish after only 10 minutes, it's probably a little hot, but you can't be sure until you test it fully.
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February 22, 2010 3:15:36 PM

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