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Q6600 Heat Issue - Sign of a Different Problem?

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September 11, 2007 3:03:10 PM

A while ago, I had a problem of my computer's Q6600 running at 59C idle. However, today, I disabled the auto fan control in the BIOS and temps at idle have dropped around 10C (coolest core is now 43C). When I felt the fins of the heatsink right after turning off the computer, they were hot (but not BURNING hot). Is this a sign of a bad heatsink or bad seating of the heatsink, or just bad design of the auto fan control? Also, is 49C a safe idle temperature for a Q6600?

Finally, anything else I can do that won't void the warranty of my Q6600 to lower the temperatures? (I'm a lazy man, it's my excuse for not buying a new heatsink!)
September 11, 2007 3:30:08 PM

Welll if your heatsink was hot then its a good sign that your heatsink is on the proc correctly why dont you increase air flow to your case
September 11, 2007 3:40:09 PM

What is the ambient temperature of your room? Also, is it overclocked? If so then how much.
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September 11, 2007 3:53:59 PM

Air flow isn't a problem, I have the XCLIO Windtunnel. The ambient temperature is probably 80-82F. Also, it's not overclocked at all.
September 11, 2007 4:19:57 PM

What are normal idle and load temps for the Q6600. Aren't they pretty high already?
September 11, 2007 5:02:21 PM

My mistake, those appear to be normal load temps, not idle.
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