Hi guys, I just wanted to know whether this overclock is average/strange/whatnot, and what you think about my temps. I am a first time overclocker, and also a university student who bought this rig on a budget .
The vCore does sound a little high but that varies significantly from chip to chip. Considering that your cooling solution is rather weak your temps are fine.
I don't believe many of the claims that I see for vCore and temps. Doesn't matter what others get anyway - it's what I can get that counts. If you wish you can probably get to 3.2 or 3.3 with your current setup. You don't want temps to exceed about 70c with a quad chip. My personal limit for vCore is 1.55.
Better cooling such as Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler or the Tuniq tower 120 would give you a big improvement.
I run my system (B3 Q6600) @ 1.2625 vcore in the bios which is 1.232 V as-per CPU-Z. Can you poast a screenshot of your machine running coretemp? I wanna know what your VID value is... mine is 1.2875V. I'm going to guess your VID is higher.
I’m not so sure I would be worrying about your Temp. I am currently running a Q6600 B3, overclocked to 3.2 and I’m water cooled. My idle core temps are all between 38C to 45C, always hopping around. And under full load they creep up towards 60C. My current V Core is 1.382, and VID is 1.300.
Hope this eases your mind!
as long as your computer isn't hitting 70c ( or higher) you are ok.
besides even if your cpu stayed at 70c and died within 3-4 years by then you probably want to upgrade or having a few bucks to spend on another cpu of the same kind.
You cant just recommend thermalright thats all I ever see anyone recommend, unfortunately theres quite a bit issue that which is that it is HUGE. Doesn't even fit in most cases.
The cooler you have is a highly recommended one, that said your voltages are indeed quite high, you may want to back the CPU down to 2.8ghz to lower those voltages.
... dude, case & point: you shouldn't be ocing in the first place if you can't afford to get a big enough case to fit the over clocking materials.
i will never understand overclockers sometimes.
the guy with a q6600 @ 3.0ghz... do you ever feel any lag?
( one more thing i got my e6400 up to 3.8 on air with the p180 case and the 120 extreme cpu cooler.) it would be safe to stay that i dont feel a lag. anyone wanna guess the temps? hint: its in the 50's when loaded 100% ( with normal room temp). i never actually got done ocing my e6400. i just got lazy