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My Q6600 runs is at ~35 degrees with 0% load. is this normal?

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August 16, 2008 9:53:54 PM

Core 1 and 2 stay at around 35 degrees with 0% load, and core 3 and 4 stay at around 30 degrees, this is all only at 2.4 GHz. Is this normal or is it a little too high, I'm using the tuniq tower 120 btw. Also would It be safe to overclock to say ~3.2 GHz at this temp.

Also can anyone tell me whats the maximum temp I can have on my CPU with no load and under load before its dangerously high?

Thanks a bunch

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a b K Overclocking
August 16, 2008 10:32:07 PM

You need to be way more specific so we can answer your question.

List your computer parts, ambient temperature(in the computer room), and what your using to monitor temperatures with.
a b K Overclocking
August 16, 2008 10:35:55 PM

Why did you post this in computer Components, and overclocking?
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August 16, 2008 10:47:38 PM

My computer is in my basement, and it feels like winter in here sometimes, and its summer where I live.
The programs I use to see my temps is Coretemp.
My comp spec are an 8800gt oc'd to 700 core, 4 gb of ddr2 800 ram, and this is my motherboard
As said before I use the Tuniq Tower 120 as my cooler with arctic silver 5 thermal paste
Oh yea and my Q6600 is G0 stepping.

Sorry for not listing all my comps specs

August 17, 2008 12:22:17 AM

he didnt ask you what season it felt like, an actual ambient temperature would be a little better for information

give us a real temperature, winter in ny hovers from below 0 to even around 60F sometimes

August 17, 2008 12:30:58 AM

i dont know...68-70 F
a c 78 K Overclocking
August 17, 2008 12:40:50 AM

Is it at 2.4 or is speed step dropping it to 1.6?

That is normal with a good cooler, case air flow and low ambient temps.

Room temps have a large impact on your computers temps.

Cold day

warmer days are low to mid 30's
August 17, 2008 12:49:58 AM

Nuke what cooling do you have on your gpu?
a c 78 K Overclocking
August 17, 2008 1:06:39 AM

stock at 35%

A bit loud for everyday, but fine when its folding.

Auto control keeps it around 82 load. Not any hotter then my 8800GTX.
a b K Overclocking
August 18, 2008 1:28:58 PM

Q6600 on asus p5n-d

Ram Synch mode @776 (kingston hyperX 800Mhz)
VCore: 1.42 (measured, 1.475 in BIOS, shi77y Nvidia vdroop)
NB. 1.3V
RAM 1.97V

CPU 3.42GHz (43degC Idle, 68-70degC Full Load) Super stable.

No problemo.

These CPU's have a better thermal tolerance than previous generations. by MUCH.