Originally Posted by wee493
ok thanks, after 5min of orthos my CPU temp was at 48-49C. So should i stop my overclocking for now until i get a new heat sink?
5 mins of orthos isn't much man. Look at this summer graph on my overclocking. Temps are high but look at the minimum and maximum difference in temps all at 100% load. You want to run orthos at least 30 mins per overclock. Then when you hit a wall increase the Vcore and see if it makes it stable. If so run orthos for 2hours and make sure this is a stable overclock.
Most people say run 4 hours of orthos after you max your cpu out within your temp range. I only run about 2 1/2 hours of orthos myself. Thats stable enough for me. But anyways heres that graph. Granted now its cooler and I have a higher clock and my max is 58C now because its cooler.
Check out intels website and find the max temp for your cpu. Stop right around that limit when its loaded in orthos. Real programs and games won't tax it nearly as much. When I measured the temps below in orthos the max they got in any game with maxed settings was 52C. Nothing stresses your cpu like orthos or prime95. Thats why I let it climb to 64C here cause I new it wouldn't get nearly that hot in anything else.
Measured with 90F ambient room temps.