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Does the E6400 run hotter than the E6600

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October 8, 2006 3:03:30 PM

Does anyone have experience with these 2 CPU's I am running about 35C on water and 40C on a Zalman 9500 with my E6400. This is measuring it with a Coolermaster Cooldrive 4 temp probe and a temp probe on their watercooling unit at stock.

A friend of mine has an E6700 and is getting low 30's with a Zalman. What gives?

This is a new build so pay NO attention the the rig below


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October 8, 2006 4:13:32 PM

Try resetting the water block. It may have poor contact with the cpu or too little or too much thermal paste.
October 8, 2006 4:17:15 PM

Are you overclokcing? Overclocking produces more heat.

If not, it sounds like your thermal barrier. Are you both using the same thermal paste?

Did you know that for a new install with thermal paste your temps will start out high and go down after a couple of weeks as the paste stabilises?

how did you install the paste? Thick layers are much worse than slight smear. Also, see the Arctic Silver website for a good description on how to do it right for C2D.
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October 8, 2006 4:40:50 PM

E6600 have 2MB more L2 cache. It's run ~2-5C hotter.
Notice that different motherboard reads different temperature.
October 8, 2006 5:05:38 PM

That seems logical to me and was how I thought it should behave.

This is an Asus P5WDG2-WS PRO board I just read that it may be overvolted so I will crank it down and see what happens