CPU Temperature: How high is too high?
I have an Opteron 165 @ 2.5GHz (278 x 9.0). Both cores have been pegged at 100% for the last several hours. CPU temp (according to PC Probe (ASUS A8N5X)) is 59 degrees C. Is this too high? vCore registers 1.488v/1.504v in CPU-Z.
I'm using the stock heatsink/fan with stock compound.
If the temps are safe I'm going to leave it alone. If they're too high I might back
down my overclock or see if lowering the vCore will keep me stable @ 2.5GHz.
The heatsink is the one with heatpipes. Looks pretty nice to me, so perhaps if the temps are too high a little better fan would be ok, or perhaps taking off the heatsink and replacing the factory compound with some arctic silver would shave off a couple of degrees.