Safe temperature for an Athlon XP 2100+?

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  1. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    I've had my computer for almost two years now, so I figured it's time to start overclocking. What temperature would be safe to stay around? Right now I'm running [email protected] (138FSB), and my motherboard is reporting a case temperature of 41c and a processor temperature of 43c.
     
  2. Wolf68k

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    You're fine. Nothing to worry about.
    When it gets to about 65C then start to worry a bit. 70C and up really worry, because at around 90C it'll fry.

    But if you really start to overclock, going a lot higher, you might want to think about water cooling.
     
  3. Ximian

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    General rule of thumb is that you don't ever want to exceed 130F/54C under a load because the temp when the processor is not in use could decrease by 10F or more so when you start using your computer again and repeat that pattern several times, it could damage the CPU from thermal expansion and contraction. Keep it a cool temp but make sure it's also a stable one.
     

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