i recently assmbled a Q6600 Core2Quad system
my room tempreture is about 27c but when i boot my computer my CPU tempreture is 90c and if i start working it goes up to 102c
but my machine works fine without freezing or giving any problem
i have used the normal CPU cooler which was provided by intel and i checked many times whether the heatsink is seated properly on to the processor
please let me your your feedback regarding this
It sounds like that reading is false. I believe the cpu/machine will shut itself down before the temps got that high.
June 9, 2008 4:41:39 AM
i'm not overclocking
i'm pretty sure that the reading are correct, since i got these readings from the BIOS
also i used a program called HWmonitor which i downloaded from CPUID.com
i have applied thermal paste and the heatsink is fitted tight
but i can work without any problem, only diffference i see is that my CPU usage is always 30% and it never goes below that
Either the reading is wrong or its the heatsink/paste isnt installed properly(which i highly doubt). The cpu at stock or OC should not even be close to those readings. Should be a tad bit more then half you what your reading is now. Just cause its from the bios doesnt mean diddly squat. The CPU is make to throttle down/shut it self off its that hot. It is NOT 100C. And your 30 percent load all the time is a software problem(malware or useless crap running a muck).
Did you install the CPU cooler *before* you put the motherboard in the case? If not, chances are that the CPU cooler is not quite fully seated. Take the MB out of the case and reinstall the CPU cooler, after cleaning it and the CPU and applying fresh thermal compound. Here's a post that may be useful: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/194385-31-part-assemb...
June 9, 2008 6:35:32 AM
Thanks alot for you help
you guys are great, no wonder this forum is the best in the world
i got really quick feedback
thanks again guys
i actually fixed my heat sink while it's on the motherboard :-(
today im gonna remove it and do it
i will check it and update this thread
June 9, 2008 6:58:05 AM
does any1 know from where i can watch the intel video on how to install the cooler
it's mentioned on the link given by Mondoman
if you know please be kind enough to share with me
Would be nice to know what motherboard you are using. The BIOS can report completely wrong temps. Also what did HWMonitor read for the core temps?
June 9, 2008 8:54:03 AM
My Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R
Tempreture which was read by the hwmonitor was exactly same as what was on the BIOS
sumthing wrong somewhere
my Gigabyte Geforece 8400 GS shows 80c tempreture on Vista with aero enabled
Motherboard shows about 50-60c
anyway i'm only worried about the Processor at the moment
actually i dont have any idea about the tempreture of hardware components
so i'm gonna first try to fix the processor based on the instructions given to me
i would be really glad if i can view the video mentioned by "Mondoman"
anyway thanks alooot you guys have helped me alooot
I think you read the CPU temperature in HWMonitor and not the core temperatures. They should not be the same as the BIOS reads (low chance anyway). Are you reading the top or bottom temps as indicated below (it will look a little different for you of course)
June 9, 2008 9:10:11 AM
im sure of what i read...but i will take a screenshot and attach it here 2dy...
apart from hwmonitor any other good software that i can use, to check on my hardware ?
June 9, 2008 10:39:17 AM
Also, is there any1 using the ordinary Heat-Sink given by Intel for their Core2Quad
most ppl i see that they change the heat-sink
im wondering whether there's sumthing wrong wit the heatsink
I have a couple of the DS3x motherboards, one with a Q6600. I had a problem with the stock HS on that one and could never get the temp at load below 70c. I gave up and installed a thermalright ultima 90 and load temps are in the low to mid 40s.
There was nothing obviously wrong with the HS or the MB but every attempt to reseat it did not resolve the problem.
June 9, 2008 3:41:15 PM
OMG...i cant beliv it
my processor works lyk a charm
i reseated my processor
thanks aloot for every1...
now what i want is to check whether my brand new processor got damanged
coz it went up 2 102C
is there any software that i can use to diagnose and check whether my CPU is working properly