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You can use it to 'bump' your FSB from 100/100 to 103/103, 107/107 or 110/110.Anything
more than that and it's a guaranteed 'instant lockup'
So, you reboot, and you're back to 100/110
That 53°C is definitely on the warm, (but NOT hot) side, especially if you plan to overclock it.
Are you using a good, quality TIM, (like Arctic Silver 5), between the CPU and HS/F?
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