This is my 1st ever overclock so I'm a noob at this.
Since i've got the P5N32-E SLI board i've read it does not do well in overclocking quads past 2.8mhz so as a first attempt I've clocked it to 2.7 (1200 FSB).
No voltage changes have been made everything is set to Auto. Fired up my PC and everything seems fine until i start CoreTemp and i see my idle temps are around 40-45+/- and i barely overclocked it.
I ran Prime95 for about 1 and a half hours now and here are the temps.
Also one thing to note I've ran Prime95 with 4 workers and Worker#1 failed the 1st test pretty soon after starting the test.
Any ideas on whats happening here?
4GB 800Mhz 5-5-5-18
Win 7 64bit
ASUS P5N32-E SLI
MaxOrb CPU cooler
BIOS Version 1205
Temps look fine, looks like you have some room to push it further. The hardware failure you are getting is because of instability, try raising the Vcore a bit and test again.
When temps are becoming a problem before the board is maxed out you can look into a better aircooler, like the Noctua, a TRUE/Venomous x or a Megahalems.
According to Intel, "G0 steppings" max temp is 71°C, so keep that in mind. I personally suggest to keep the temps under 60 @ all times; load or idle. It might be the time to upgrade that CPU cooler of yours.
Kedren Aderac, you do know that he's been running that system for over 7 months, right?
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