Hi, I have a 965BE which i overclocked to 3.96 ghz from 3.4 ghz stock. Everything runs stable without any problem, its just while playing games it goes upto 64C and gradually cools down to 50C-60C, the AMD website states 65C as safe temperature but I wanna make sure that its actually safe or not. I'm using the stock cooler and monitor the temp through HWmonitor Pro.
Is the temperature safe or should I downclock till I get an aftermarket cooler? Please advice....
62C s the max as stated above, so I would say you don't want to see over 55C incase something pushes it over your normal useage. Just my opinion take a bigger risk if you want. Also as already stated the 212+ is great for the money and should get your temps back to where you want them.
If you are gonna run it at those temps frequently though I'd suggest upgrading the cooler.
The Hyper 212+ is cheap and capable unless you want to spend more money.
Thanks for the advice mate, I think I'll get a new cooler as soon as I have enough money, better safe than sorry. Just to be clear the normal temp at idle is below 40C, normally 38-39C. What I mean to say was, it gradually cools down to 50C range while the game is still running, not while idle.