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#115886 10-Apr-2013 18:08
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Hi,
Finished building computer a few days ago, so decided would push the CPU a bit with an overclock today. Bumped the i5 3570K up to 4.4Ghz. Idle temperatures are 21-27 degrees celsius, with load temperatures using Prime95 being at 50-60 degrees, with a max of 62 on one of the cores. Is this normal temperatures safe for everyday use? 

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  #797300 10-Apr-2013 18:20
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as far as I know thats normal  - what cooling are your using?

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  #797315 10-Apr-2013 18:42
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Its fine, have you done an overnight stress test to ensure stability ?

The cooler the cpu runs at, the more life you should get out of it.
In saying that, most people upgrade every 2 - 4 years.




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  #797704 11-Apr-2013 12:11
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I would be asking what voltage your CPU is bumped to.... cooling is only half the equation to a safe overclock

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  #798101 11-Apr-2013 21:37
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Evilg: I would be asking what voltage your CPU is bumped to.... cooling is only half the equation to a safe overclock


True. I once killed a Celeron at -6°C. It didn't really like 2.0V instead of 1.65V. Made it from 566MHz to over 1GHz though.



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  #798147 11-Apr-2013 22:56
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Cooler is RTS2011LC, self contained liquid cooling.
I bumped the voltage up from 1.1V to 1.18V, I haven't tried to overly optimize the voltage because as far as I was aware the main reason for dropping it is to have the cpu run cooler.

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  #798246 12-Apr-2013 09:51
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Xeon: Cooler is RTS2011LC, self contained liquid cooling.
I bumped the voltage up from 1.1V to 1.18V, I haven't tried to overly optimize the voltage because as far as I was aware the main reason for dropping it is to have the cpu run cooler.


You are safe at 1.18V ... the mean reason for raising the voltage is stability. Up to a point, after which you will kill your CPU.

Dropping voltage can cool it down, but it's more about what's safe for the chip.

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