I'm having some trouble on getting relatively low temperatures with a Noctua NH12F on a Q6600.
Coretemp throws the following temperatures at idle:
Core 0: 47ºC
Core 1: 46ºC
Core 2: 45ºC
Core 3: 47ºC
And the following ones at maximum load with 4 threads of Prime95 doing the maximum power consumption test:
Core 0: 72ºC
Core 1: 71ºC
Core 2: 70ºC
Core 3: 67ºC
I think they're way too high. Room temp is 22-23C.
The Q6600 is running at 2.93Ghz (FSB 325Mhzx9), and the voltage supplied to it after Vdrop as CPU-Z states is: 1.216V.
The Noctua is oriented towards the PSU.
I use CoreTemp to check temps.
I'll try to reseat the CPU. I think the problem is that I didn't apply the thermal compound properly... I extended it instead of just dropping a line across the IHS in the right direction (that is, covering the two dies of which Q6600's are made of).
Thanks for your advice.