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OC'ing Core i3 540

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January 6, 2013 3:26:57 PM

hello,

i have overclocked my Core i3 540 to 3.36Ghz with stock cooler and temp. is 86 deg. max.
is this temp. safe with stock cooler or please suggest me better cooler for OC'ing.

thanks.

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January 7, 2013 7:09:38 PM

Im suprised, I was under the impression that Intel locked all non-K processors. For a first gen i core I think they are supposed to run hot so that might be normal but I would feel much better if you got an aftermarket cooler. Coolermaster makes some good CPU coolers as does Zalman.
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