hey guys, great forum here. i just bought a q6600 to replace my e6600. my q6600 is running at 55c at idle at like 63c at load. whats going on? its a stock cooler out of the box. the fan is also running at 4600rpm. i thought the core 2s were suppose to run cool and quiet? anyone ran into this problem before, is my cpu messed up>? running at 1.25v. thanks
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thanks for the advise, i went back to frys and had them test out my mobo, for some reason the mobo i had originally purchased ran the chip at 55c idle, so i had them replace my mobo with a new one and tested it right there. it dropped down to 39c idle, since frys is airconditioned thats not a fair assessment, when i brought it home it idles at about 45c, which is expected. so i guess everything works fine now after i replaced the processor and the board. i'm not gonna try any more overclocking until i get a better cooler, right now i have it at 2.7ghz and whenever the cpu loads over 55c the fan sounds like an airplane.
i have my timings on 5-4-4-12. given that -- most ddr2 800 will score 5.0 in vistas rating because there is 1333mhz now, that being 5.9. the 5.5 rating is .5 above what vista should give a ddr2 6400 ram. the highest i've gotten my ram rating to is 5.8 w/ the my quad core clocked at 3ghz, but i put it to 2.7ghz now because my stock cooler cannot handle 3ghz for a long period of time. but being that 5.9 is the highest getting a 5.8 w/ my quad clocked at 3ghz that is pretty damn good for ddr2 6400. so, i'm looking for a good cooler, air cool or watercool so i can safely put my cpu at 3ghz, any suggestions?
Go Water to OC...
Spend the cash and build a danger den, cost a lot, but there sweet and the best.
The q6600 burn-up on air, stay at like 2.7 ghz because you’ll notice its already running at like 65 degrees. I would be really surprised if people get 3.0ghz on a q6600 with any Air heatsink.
This isn't quite true for me at least. I have been running the Q6600 on stock air cooler at 3 GHz stable since I got the processor 2 years ago. Actually I've been at 3.12 for a bit. My FSB is locked at 345 which gives me a FSB of 1382.5. My temps are idle around 42-45 C and top out at 52-58 C (sometimes under extreme load you'll see go up to 65C) This has been fine for me the whole time I've had it. I'm using an Asus P5Q-PRO for the motherboard, on Kingston Hyper something something memory rated at 1066. Hope this helps anyone considering do an overclock to the Q6600.