Hi all, just got a Pentium 4C 2.4GHz. This thing runs ~55C under load, which seems kinda high. Is it? What's a good "safe" temp? I do want to OC a soon as I get my new memory.
I am using the stock heatsink/fan...which had a thermal pad on it instead of paste. Before overclocking, I was going to remove the thermal pad and put some Artic Silver 2 on it. Or should I just get a whole new heatsink/fan? What would a good (quiet!) one be? The local store carries Cooler Masters, I think...
Also, does anyone know if the MSI 865PE Neo2 boards "lock" the memory speed if the FSB is OC'd? Right now I don't want to OC because I have old, PC2100 (266MHz) memory in the system, which didn't seem very tolerant of OC'ing in my old system. I plan on replacing it with Kingston HyperX 500MHz DDR, which, if the FSB is OC'd, would give me 1GHz Memory and a 3GHz CPU, with the memory still running "in spec".
Thoughs? Other than that I tend to ramble in my posts?
Soon to be proud user of Mandrake 10 (again!). SuSE 9 sucks!