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q9550 overclock, safe? Just want to know my limits.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by shevanel, Sep 7, 2009.

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    shevanel New Member

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    Hey,

    Just want to see if you guys can check out this and let me know what your opinions are and if I should be concerned?

    I''m using a xigmatek 1238 with as5.

    q9550 @ 1650 fsb 412x8.5 = 3505mhz

    max temp for load @ mid 60's for 2/3, under 60 for 1/2..

    Vcore is at 1.25 but cpuz read 1.24?

    Idles between 39-45.. ambients are pretty warm at night, usually 76-79f

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    Temps + voltages are both well within the safe zone :)

    udually try to keep vcore under 1.375ish, and temps under 80*C for load.
     
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    so running a load of 72c-76c for 6 hours is okay? hypotheticaly speaking...
     
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    yep.

    Intel CPU's are designed to take the heat, thats what TJmax is all about - they throttle before they take damage.

    The only concern is that a CPU blowing lots of hot air may heat up components nearby that cant take it, such as capacitors, northbridge and ram.

    P.S dont use coretemp. it doesnt know your TJmax and assumes its 100C - use Realtemp for true readings.
    (yes i can see it in the image, but you have both there. just informing you which is the best)
     
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    All that stress about OC'ing. Perhaps it's time to treat yourself: Nehalem-EP. Two sockets fully loaded will give you all the crunch you need.
     
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    I have a water cooling loop I'm buying wednesday. Hopefully that will keep the temps down. I was just getting the itch to see what this chip could do and I coudlnt beleiev the temps, I reset the xigmatek twice..

    Happy to hear these temps are "normal"
     
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    oh and i think realtemp is reporting tjmax at 100 too
     
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    it does seem to be, yes.

    Could well be yours does have a 100C TJmax - we'd have to ask unclewebb for more details.
     
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