So I recently overclocked this to 3.2ghz with the Xigmatek S1283 with the Crossbow back plate and am having some fears/questions.
I had to jump the vcore to 1.3500v but CPU-z says 1.312v (disabled Intel Vdroop) to get it stable prime95 but the temps are high compared to other people who made comments/reviews both here and newegg when I got it.
Screenshot of voltages/temps etc
Idle temps are 32-31-26-28
Prime95 temps on the 4000 test are 48-48-42-45 and the 800000 test is 55-55-49-50
This is based in a 21c-22c room or 65F room.
Are these temps accurate for the voltages?
Could I have possibly added to much AS5 the contact is there but perhaps there is enough paste to "hold" some temps thus why so high?
Also are any of the tests on prime95 "real use" or are all the tests made just to stress the CPU and you will never see such calculations done?
Those temps are decent for that chip being OC to 3.2. I have mine watercooled at 3.6 and at idle I see 31-32C. Your load temps are about 10C higher than mine, but still well within decent range for that chip, especially OC. You will see your temps drop a little after a few weeks of the AS5 curing from repeated load/cooling.
I have a G0 with the same VID... but I am using the Arctic Cooler Pro 7. I could work a bit harder to overclock higher, but it takes a lot of time, and I have a 3 year old who doesn't like it when Daddy disappears inside the BIOS. Also, I refuse to have the CPU fan on 100% all of the time, as my computer is in the living room.
I had it up to 3.2 at one time, and I ran Prime overnight. My third core (it is always the troublemaker) had an error 4 hours in. The other cores were fine.
The Xigmatek S1283 is on sale at newegg for $29, I am thinking about picking one up. But, I have heard good things about the Sunbeam Tech Core Contact Freezer. Anyone have an opinion about its effectiveness with a q6600?