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    Default Is my OC'd setup running too hot?

    I have had my CPU oc'd for a while now and was concerned about how hot things were getting. My current setup is in my signature and has held up for many months.

    Idle Temps are ok but under heavy gaming (ex BF2) using MM5, it get's to a toasty 127F CPU, and 105F Northbridge (Mobo) temps.

    As far as the CPU being 127F, that's fine I think, but the Norhtbridge getting to 105F doesn't seem like it should be that hot.

    If you know if these temps are too hot for what I have running, please comment me back. Thanks.
    Asus P4P800-SE Mobo AI series (Socket 478)---P4 w/HT Tech 2.6GHz@3.2GHz Northwood Core (512k cache)---Samsung Original PC-2700 4x(256mb) sticks of DDR-Ram 2.0-3-3-7 FSB:DRAM 3:2---80GIG WD Hardrive - IDE connection---Sound Audigy 2 Card - PCI---BFG 6800GT OC - 256mb DDR3 memory, 8X AGP---Aspire Turbo Case 520 Watt PSU---48X CD-R/CD-RW Reader/Writer---48x DVD-CD-Rom Reader---Black Lian-Li Case - Model:PC-61

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    Default Re: Is my OC'd setup running too hot?

    53C is a bit warm for an idling processor, but that's just my opinion.
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    Default Re: Is my OC'd setup running too hot?

    I think I typed it to be interpreted wrong. Sorry about that.

    ::Idle temps are::

    CPU: 82F
    Northbridge (Mobo): 86F

    ---------------
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    ::Underheavy load::


    CPU: 127F
    Northbridge (Mobo) : 105F
    Asus P4P800-SE Mobo AI series (Socket 478)---P4 w/HT Tech 2.6GHz@3.2GHz Northwood Core (512k cache)---Samsung Original PC-2700 4x(256mb) sticks of DDR-Ram 2.0-3-3-7 FSB:DRAM 3:2---80GIG WD Hardrive - IDE connection---Sound Audigy 2 Card - PCI---BFG 6800GT OC - 256mb DDR3 memory, 8X AGP---Aspire Turbo Case 520 Watt PSU---48X CD-R/CD-RW Reader/Writer---48x DVD-CD-Rom Reader---Black Lian-Li Case - Model:PC-61

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    Default Re: Is my OC'd setup running too hot?

    Ah, that makes a little difference. 53C is still a bit high for my likings, but you should have no problems at all with temperatures in that range. As to the Northbridge, I generally don't put too much concern into additional cooling of this component unless I'm having stability issues that look to be coming from this area. If you're system is stable at the overclocked speeds, you're fine.
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    Default Re: Is my OC'd setup running too hot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    As to the Northbridge, I generally don't put too much concern into additional cooling of this component unless I'm having stability issues that look to be coming from this area. If you're system is stable at the overclocked speeds, you're fine.
    Thanks for the feedback. It's good you told me that if it is running stable, just to keep it as it is unless it becomes a problem. I almost bought a new Northbride heatsink for that reason (being so hot). With the CPU being 127F, yeah it is a kind of hot, but I just don't like how my comp runs at 2.6GHz, so leaving it at a 3.25GHz state with the high temp will just have to cut it for now until I can afford something for better cooling. But like you said, solid stability =
    Asus P4P800-SE Mobo AI series (Socket 478)---P4 w/HT Tech 2.6GHz@3.2GHz Northwood Core (512k cache)---Samsung Original PC-2700 4x(256mb) sticks of DDR-Ram 2.0-3-3-7 FSB:DRAM 3:2---80GIG WD Hardrive - IDE connection---Sound Audigy 2 Card - PCI---BFG 6800GT OC - 256mb DDR3 memory, 8X AGP---Aspire Turbo Case 520 Watt PSU---48X CD-R/CD-RW Reader/Writer---48x DVD-CD-Rom Reader---Black Lian-Li Case - Model:PC-61

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    Default Re: Is my OC'd setup running too hot?

    Updated information:

    I got myself a new PSU which flow air better through the case. Now my CPU runs @ 107F load and the chipset runs @ 89F load. Had good cooling but not enough airflow. Seems to run better too now that I have sufficient power. Thanks for the help Darthtanion.
    Asus P4P800-SE Mobo AI series (Socket 478)---P4 w/HT Tech 2.6GHz@3.2GHz Northwood Core (512k cache)---Samsung Original PC-2700 4x(256mb) sticks of DDR-Ram 2.0-3-3-7 FSB:DRAM 3:2---80GIG WD Hardrive - IDE connection---Sound Audigy 2 Card - PCI---BFG 6800GT OC - 256mb DDR3 memory, 8X AGP---Aspire Turbo Case 520 Watt PSU---48X CD-R/CD-RW Reader/Writer---48x DVD-CD-Rom Reader---Black Lian-Li Case - Model:PC-61

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