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Windows 7: OCing core i3, is that safe??

25 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
OCing core i3, is that safe??

I OCed my core i3 530, i dont have a cooling solution, is that safe?



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25 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

What is your core temperature while running stress test like Prime 95?
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25 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

ahem, sorry but i dont know how to measure core temperature! see, i'm so naive!
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25 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yeah, found it, it goes over 62 man! Isnt that abnormal!
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25 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

No, not under load. But if that is your temperature when it is not under load, it is very bad.

Seriously you shouldn't overclock your processor if you don't know what you are doing. You will need additional cooling other than the stock CPU fan/heatsink and you need to test it. Set it back to normal, google overclocking and read up on it before you overclock.
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25 Nov 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Set it back to normal, google overclocking and read up on it before you overclock.

Yep.

As already mentioned, if you don't know what you are doing, especially the basics like temp monitoring, you shouldn't be OCing yet. Going in balls deep without a clue is a bad idea.

Get an understanding of the basics, what apps you need, 'safe' temperature ranges etc and then maybe have another go.

And with stock cooling - keep it to a mild OC.
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27 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

By don't have a cooling solution, do you mean you are just using the stock cooler it came with?

~Lordbob
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28 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes of course, i dint mean, i pulled out that stock fan as well! i do like cooling solutions.

thanks everyone, i need to figure out with some basics
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