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Overclocking an AMD Phenom x4 955 (Temp related)

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November 13, 2011 10:20:56 PM

I know there are plenty of threads on this but they all seem to have conflicting information... this is my first post here so go easy on me guys :D 

The Rig:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4GHZ
Gigabyte 970A-UD3 AM3+
Gigabyte Windforce 6850 OC @ 950/1200
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB @ 1600mhz
Hitachi 1TB 6.0gb/s SATA
Antec EarthWatts EA-650
Antec 300 Illusion Case

My 955 @ 4ghz (1.425v) is idling at around 45C and with Prime95 and Folding@home basic running I hit around 64-66C (With a chrome browser and some other random stuff running.) Do these temps seem alright to you guys? I played BF3 last night, and also ran Prime95 while playing WoW and the setup seemed to be stable, just not sure if the 66C heavy load / 45C idle is high for this proc at 4ghz. It is the RB-C3 stepping btw.

Thanks for any input!

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a c 1207 à CPUs
November 13, 2011 11:18:42 PM

What is the temp under load without running prime? Prime is a load case you will not see in normal use!
November 14, 2011 12:10:54 AM

Temp running BF3 appears to be between 49C and 55C with other random apps running (Chrome, etc...) I reduced my voltage to 1.35v however and now I am running Prime 95 at 59C stable.
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a c 1207 à CPUs
November 14, 2011 2:17:24 AM

Looking good.
November 14, 2011 3:02:34 AM

Awesome! :D  So happy with this build
November 21, 2011 1:59:51 AM

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