I recently bought a Core 2 Quad Q9550 brand new for $100. I installed it and have had no problems with it. It runs flawlessly and I was thinking about overclocking it to 3.4 from 2.83 maybe. I am using the stock heatsink and intel fan, I have read of people overclocking it and using stock coolers with no problems.
My idle temps now are 29/26/27/36. I haven't put it under full 100% load yet but under like 75-85% load its temps read 62/57/63/68.
I have read on other forums that some people think above 65C is too hot but then others say that you can run it at around 75C safely (its like almost split 50/50 in what people say) and that the real issues aren't until 85C-90C+ and that it wont throttle itself until after What is the honest answer? When should I worry about the temps? Any help would be appreciated.