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q6600 running hot.... is my voltage ok?

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July 29, 2008 5:46:18 PM

all 4 cores are running around 45 deg Celsius at idle

heres the default seetings (after most current mobo update)


external clock- 288 mhz
multplier factor- 9
estimated new cpu clock- 2592
CPU core voltage- 1.4625 Volts
CPU VTT voltage- 1.27
CPU GTL reference, cores 0&1-67%
CPU GTL reference, cores 2&3-67%
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Intel Q6600 @2.4 ghz (G0 stepping)
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 Cooler
abit ip35 pro xe
Vista 64

i plan on re checking the Cooler, maybe cleaning and reapplying the thermal grease...
July 29, 2008 5:53:40 PM

seems a little high for that cooler and near stock frequency. Your voltage does seem high for almost no increase in clock speed. Set everything back to stock settings manually and see what happens.
July 29, 2008 5:58:13 PM

is there an easy way to do that?

im not exactly sure what they were, i never manually changed anything (other than the bios update)
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July 29, 2008 6:03:02 PM

Normally after a bios update, when it says to restart your PC, you should shut it down and reset the bios. You should be able to find that info in your MB manual. Its basically a jumper or button that you use to reset it.

For that speed, the vcore should be around 1.1-1.2, 1.4625 is abit high.
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July 29, 2008 6:14:06 PM

1.4625 should give you a OC of about 3.6GHz. SO yea at stock what Grimmy said. Hes an expert on these matters.
July 29, 2008 6:28:13 PM

thanks for the help guys, i'll give it a try as soon as im out of work

anything i should be concerned with? considering its been running like that for at least a few weeks
July 29, 2008 6:56:36 PM

If it was a B3 Q6600 I'd say the temps are acceptable, but since it's a G0 then they're not. I have a B3 myself so I'm not sure what the voltages for the G0 are like, but I have mine running at 3.0 GHz at 1.375 volts... keeping that in mind I'd say your 1.4625 is rather high.
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July 29, 2008 11:39:33 PM

It should be fine as its within spec (Q6600 can take up to 1.5v).

My Q6600 would run at 1.18v stock and now at 3GHz I have it at 1.225v stable (12 hours Prime95). So set yours low and see if its stable. If so try a lower voltage. I sat start with 1.25v and try from there.
July 31, 2008 12:51:09 PM

can i litterely just go into the bios and select a lower voltage and give it a try?
July 31, 2008 1:36:40 PM

Basically, yes... However not to many people will be able to tell you exactly what to change or how.

Not all bios are the same. For example, some MB's bios have options for perhaps a setting like "auto". On mine, I don't have that, its basically says 0.000. All I can do is raise the voltage. Some MB have the option to go lower then default voltage. And not all MB would have the same menu or sub-menu(s). So you will need to look at your MB manual, or go in the bios for yourself to figure that out.

Just do small adjustments, try to boot into windows and bring up CPU-Z (or what ever program your using) to see what adjustment you did for the vcore.
July 31, 2008 6:43:49 PM

yeah during my lunch break i went home to see what my options are and saw that my bios has a lengthy list of options of cpu voltage... but im already on the lowest at 1.3
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August 1, 2008 5:29:54 AM

^And the results?
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