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6600 overclocking idle hightemps?

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October 2, 2006 9:35:39 PM

I followed Wusy's guide but I'm still experiancing idle temps of 44c at 3.18 MHz in Core Temp. Could it be my power supply? If not what else could it be. I also installed the Scythe with the stock thermal paste provided and I did not lap and polish the base. I like to make to 3.6 MHz

P5w dh
Core duo 6600
corsair 6400
Scythe Infinity
Antec Sonata II case
Antec 450 watt smart power 2.0
Nvidia Quaddro 3450
October 7, 2006 4:32:51 PM

did you spread the paste like how artic silver says to on their site? thats the best way to go.

i think your temperatures are probably kind of high because at 3ghz for me (with the same motherboard and cpu) i idle at 37-39, but i am using the stock intel cpu fan which everyone says sucks...so?

EDIT: played with my settings in the bios a little bit more, now i'm running 35 C idle without speed step (full 3ghz at idle) so
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