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Oc'd e8400 to 3.6ghz on stock cooler

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March 23, 2011 10:46:26 PM

O.O So i oc'd my e8400 to 3.6ghz and its ....27c idle..... 42-50c load...lmao, is it safe to keep it like this?
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March 23, 2011 10:54:57 PM

Yes great chip based on temps! What program are you using to monitor temps? Thought about another one just to make sure the one you are using is right?
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March 23, 2011 10:59:11 PM

if you are between ambient room temperatures of 68f (20c) to 70f (21.11c) then your temps are great.

How high did you go in volts?

Did you Prime95 it?
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March 23, 2011 11:02:31 PM

i actually undervolteded it, its running at 1.12v and max at 1.14v i'm using CPUID HW Monitor and AIDA64 and yes i got 56c in prime95 but nothing ever stresses a computer out like that realistically lol
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a c 886 à CPUs
March 23, 2011 11:04:03 PM

Then you are good!
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March 23, 2011 11:05:31 PM

so no need for a aftermarket heatsink? :D 
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a c 886 à CPUs
March 23, 2011 11:07:27 PM

Not unless you want higher!
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March 23, 2011 11:08:59 PM

alright, i only got a gtx 460 so no reason for higher lolz, if i ever find a game i can't get 40-50 fps in i'm gonna upgrade cpu XD maybe gpu, but hopefully not for 1-3yrs i only play WoW and cod anyway
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March 23, 2011 11:12:07 PM

Awesome job
Im kinda jealous :)  LOL

Do you OC 460 too?
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March 23, 2011 11:13:49 PM

Those temps are great! Nice and low even under load. Push the clock higher, till it crashes or your Prime95 times hit 70C.

Then, what is the RPM on the stock cooler? If its just too loud for you, or you want to clock higher, pick out a good after market cooler. It will be FAR quieter. And a bit cooler too.....

212+ is a good starter cooler.....

NOTE: I could hit 4.1Ghz with my E8400 and a monster Zalman cooler. But quiet honestly, a huge cooler on a dual core is overkill. Temps were never my problem with the OC....


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March 23, 2011 11:22:33 PM

Personally I think that since it is stable and at a good speed
leave it alone

An extra 400 mhz or so doesnt really make any difference other
than in synthetic benches

If OCing for the challenge of it and good benches are your hobby
then go for it
but
for real world applications it really wont make much difference
Though having a C2D at 4.0ghz is a cool thing to brag about LOL
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March 23, 2011 11:22:46 PM

i oc my 460 yes and yeah the rpm is like 1400, can go up to 3500 if wanted on the cpu LOL. im just suprised the small shitty stock cooler is doing this damn well.
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March 23, 2011 11:31:34 PM

Don't be surprised. It's a 65watt chip and a dual core to boot. Doesn't take much of a heat sink to keep that cool. Even at high OC's.

Now 95watt chips, MIGHT need an aftermarket cooler.....

But get into the 125watt and 130watt CPUs, and the stock coolers won't even support Stock speeds and voltages let alone an OC... (example: i7-900 series, run Prime95 and watch the temps soar with a stock cooler. Even aftermarkets struggle when your shooting for 4Ghz... and <80C)

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March 23, 2011 11:52:10 PM

Best answer selected by balthalzar.
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a b à CPUs
March 24, 2011 6:15:45 AM

Thank you for selecting me as Best Answer
Enjoy your rig
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March 24, 2011 6:23:53 PM

haha, your welcome, just cleaned a old 4890 out, (never opened a gfx card up before) was SO MUCH DUST. went from 55c idle to..35c.. lmao had to use nailpolish remover lolol
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