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Old 04-15-2006, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just recently built a new system here are the specs

Pentium D 3.2 Dual Core Processor
Zalman CNPS9500 Heatsink
BFG Geforce 7900gtx
2 gb corsair xms ddr2 dual channel memory
Antec Super Lanboy with 2 120mm fans

Now the idle temp on my cpu hovers around 40 to 45 degrees celcius and my GPU hovers around 40 degress celcius. I was wondering how far do you think I could overclock my GPU and Processor without doing any damage to it? I'm asking this question im not very experienced with overclocking.
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Old 04-15-2006, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When your OCing, try to keep it under 60 C. I don't think you can do damage to it unless you try to jump it so high all at once. Just do small increments. Heres a nice guide...
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=52812
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What is the load temperature? Run Prime95 and watch the CPU temp increase with the software that came with your motherboard, otherwise search here for one.

60 is higher than I would like. Low 50's is better.

You can increase the CPU speed with out really affecting the CPU temp, aslong as you don't increase the voltage much.
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When playing games such as Oblivion or Battlefield 2 on full settings the temps get to about 55 degress celcius on the cpu
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Go here for some good data on OC'ing:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/index.php

I know you are not using their board, but their guides are great.
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