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Okay, so I have an Intel Northwood 2.8C 800 FSB. I have a Thermaltake spark 7+ on that processor with artic silver in between the two. The processor idles around 38-40 C but then under load it runs around 52-54 C. Is this a normal temp increase? Because I know some of my friends machines dont have that wide of a range between idle and load. I also have the system encased in a Thermaltake xaser III with 7 case fans. I want to be able to OC to 3.01 without water cooling or changing heatsinks. My room is also very cold. I used to have a box fan on the side of the computer with the case open and that got good load temps, but that looks janky. Any ideas?
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The temps are within normal range.It takes alot more than 54C to burn up an intel. Why do you want to oc there wont be much difference in performance from 2.8 to 3.01 not enough to risk the expense of a new chip and motherboard just to push a little extra out of a good computer.
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I have the same cpu in an Abit IC7-G with a stock fan.  I overclock it to 3.15 and it is stable, idling at 40C and running up to 54C at full speed.  Make sure your fans are set up to move air in the case: draw air in at the bottom front, and blow air out near the cpu.  This will ensure that the air around the cpu is relatively cool.
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Its near limit...

You should go through the thermal system to see its physical bounding to the CPU...

Cyber

PS
Great piece of hardware...

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