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Old 03-03-2008, 03:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Overclocking: Good Comfort Zone?

Hello,

I have just got my rig put together and I've been impressed with it so far. But now I want to overclock my e8400. According to CPUZ I have overclocked it to 4ghz using 1.3 core voltage. I've heard to not go past 1.4 and I've made sure not to do that, but what temperature should I be aiming for under-load. When I use temperature monitoring software I usually get two readings..

IDLE:
Temp 1 = 38C
Temp 2 = 37C

LOAD:
Temp 1 = 39C
Temp 2 = 62C

Just by observation I can quickly assume that temp 1 is either a fluke or a reading of something I should not be concerned with.

My question for you is: What temperature should I aim for? and are these readings correct?

Thanks!! :happy:
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Default Re: Overclocking: Good Comfort Zone?

Whatever the load is, it should not go above 71-72C on a day to day basis.

What program are you using to monitor these? I've also heard about the E8400s having false temperature sensors, so that Temp 1 is probably wrong.
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Either the temp sensor is wrong, or your cooler doesnt have consistent pressure and 1 core is being cooled better than the other. I had a similar issue with my quad where i had a variance of as mucha s 14C across cores.
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That one thing my be a fluke but your temps seem alright to me, could be lower but dont necessarily NEED to be
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Either the temp sensor is wrong, or your cooler doesnt have consistent pressure and 1 core is being cooled better than the other. I had a similar issue with my quad where i had a variance of as mucha s 14C across cores.
i think temp 1 is before he oc'ed and temp2 after
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Ah, ok that makes sense. I was thinking he was listing the core temps.
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Default Re: Overclocking: Good Comfort Zone?

wow...great OC though....temps seem fine and safe to me, even under load...you should be happy with that chip, and yea don't push it over 1.4v.
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Nope.. all of those temps were after my overclock.

Ive read up and temp 1 is a temperature thats not to worry about. I forgot what it monitored though.

I am slowly increasing my fsb and hopefully I will see just how far I can push it without my ram giving out.
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