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Q6600 B3 Idle Temp in the X38-DQ6

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September 29, 2007 12:46:44 AM

Hey guys

I just purchases a Gigabyte X38-DQ6 to go along with my Q6600 B3.

I have a Scythe Ninja B and an Nexus 120 fan running at 12V (1050 RPM) in an Antec P-180 (with 2 additional Nexus 120 running as the top and rear exhaust fans). I used Artic Silver 5 on the heatsink

My idle temps are 40-43 and load temps are 50-55 using speedfan 4.33 (i think this is the rev)...are these temps good...my concern is that the idle may be a bit high (as i have seen other users with 35ish idle)...and the Ninja may not be seated properly, as i tried to shake the Ninja to see if anything is loose, and it appears firm

Any comments on the idle temps?

Kevin

September 29, 2007 1:14:05 AM

from what i hear speedfan doesn't detect the q6600 temp properly
its about 15 degrees too high. try coretemp and see... not sure if they fixed the problem in speedfan on newer version but i have 4.3.2 and i know thats true.
September 29, 2007 2:39:25 AM

Your temps are fine, don't listen to ironfin. Tjunction on a b3 Q6600 is 100c your core temp is most likely in the 69c-71c degree range.

Download core temp it gives accurate temperatures for the Intel "Core" processors. http://www.thecoolest.zerobrains.com/CoreTemp/
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September 29, 2007 3:35:33 AM

ironfin said:
from what i hear speedfan doesn't detect the q6600 temp properly
its about 15 degrees too high. try coretemp and see... not sure if they fixed the problem in speedfan on newer version but i have 4.3.2 and i know thats true.


Actually, the temperature is lower by 15C. This puts his Q6600 at dangerously high 65~70C. You want your temperature to be below 60C, if you're going to use it for a while (~2 years)

Did you OC the chip? If so, try bringing down the voltage first. If you can't get the voltage any lower, you should try to lower the clock.

If you did not OC the chip, you should consider re-seating the heatsink. You can touch the heatsink, to see if its hot. If it's not, then reseating is your best bet. Also, check your case flow, and make sure there is ample air going in the case, not out the case.
September 29, 2007 4:09:06 AM

Yomamma is right.

Take ur speedfan temps and add 15c. This will give u the temps of u individual cores.

Ur t-case temp should be ~10c cooler than cores on a quad.
For example my B3 Q6600 on water runs ~40c idle (corrected temp) and ~55c sustained load.

The Q6600 B3 runs VERY hot. Thats all there is to it.

PS... if ur running stock, try lowering ur voltage.
Im @ 2.7Ghz and 1.15v (bios)
September 29, 2007 4:09:44 AM

My gigabyte p35 Gigabyte DS3R set my vcore default much higher than needed for stock speeds. I would check that first.
September 29, 2007 7:44:47 PM

ohhh ooops... its lower by 15... well i know it was off by 15 :p 
my bad, never use speedfan much at all.
but yeah then temps are abit on the high end.
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