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Overclocked my q6600 (first time OC'er) worried about temps

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November 2, 2008 3:58:59 PM

With a little help from my friend I overclocked my q6600 to 3.0GHz and everything booted up fine, games ran fine etc

After playing World of Warcraft for alittle more than an hour my temps where around 50~ the max temps the cores had reached during this time were: 60, 57, 54 and 54 celcius.

Is this not abit high? At what temps under load should I be worried? Before the clock the cores used to be 38-44c

My system:

Asus P5K Premium Black Pearl Edition
4GB Corsiar XMS2 1024MB DDR2 (CM2X1024-6400)
BFG GeForce 8800gts 512MB
q6600 with a Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme + 120mm fan mounted on it
One 80mm intake and outtake fan.



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November 2, 2008 4:54:39 PM

Those arent too bad, espicaly considering you only have ONE 80mm intake and ONE 80mm exhaust in your case.
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November 2, 2008 5:08:14 PM

yeah its all about airflow......you could try taking off the cpu cooler, you could try re-seating the heatsink and see if that helps
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November 2, 2008 5:27:09 PM

mine never goes up 50c, it stays 35c+ to 45c.considering your cpu cooler cost twice as much as mine (coolermaster hyper tx2), something must be wrong. i dont know about you but 50c is already panic mode for me :D .
November 2, 2008 5:36:39 PM

Hmm if your never goes up to 50c wh3resmycar then maybe something is wrong. I guess I could try with 1 more intake and 1 more outtake fan. They arent that expensive.
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November 2, 2008 5:50:36 PM

and if possible try to get 120mm fans, those 80mm are pretty small...
Show the case some Dremel-love if you have to. :D 
November 2, 2008 6:22:18 PM

you also have to take note of your ambient temp. maybe your room is a little warm.
November 2, 2008 6:24:24 PM

ya, what both zorg and wh3resmycar said. they aint hot that u be scared. second u need to take care of the ambient temp as well.
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November 2, 2008 6:51:48 PM

Temps seem a little high, but 3 GHz is a mild OC for for a G0 Q6600. I have a Q6600 with a TRUE in an Antec 900 case.

My temps run at 50 - 55 C with Prime 95 at 3.3 GHz and 60 - 65 C at 3.6 GHz with ambient air at around 22 - 24 C.

High ambient temps and poor air flow through the case could be problems. Also, a lot of TRUE's seem to need some work on the base of the heatsink because they are not perfectly flat. Mine did.
November 2, 2008 7:08:29 PM

With 120 you should be getting lower temps. But really 65-70 is where problems come in.
November 2, 2008 8:37:49 PM

Thermal threashold for q6600 is 71C. It's fine as long as it's below that. No problems at 65-70C.

The problem is your 55-60C is when running WoW, and extremely outdated game that's light on both cpu and gpu. In other words, it's around 5-10% load for oced q6600. 55-60C at near idle is not good. It'll overshoot 71C when at full load.

Test with prime95, small fft.
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=103
November 2, 2008 9:01:23 PM

wh3resmycar said:
mine never goes up 50c, it stays 35c+ to 45c.considering your cpu cooler cost twice as much as mine (coolermaster hyper tx2), something must be wrong. i dont know about you but 50c is already panic mode for me :D .

What are your ambient temps? i run at around 35, and i haven't overclocked, (xigmatek cooler) What kind of cooling do you have?
November 2, 2008 9:08:33 PM

dagger said:
Thermal threashold for q6600 is 71C. It's fine as long as it's below that. No problems at 65-70C.

The problem is your 55-60C is when running WoW, and extremely outdated game that's light on both cpu and gpu. In other words, it's around 5-10% load for oced q6600. 55-60C at near idle is not good. It'll overshoot 71C when at full load.

Test with prime95, small fft.
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=103

sorry about double posting, but 5-10 % are you kidding? I have it running right now, and my char is standing in the middle of nowhere, with no one around, and I'm getting 25-30% on just wow., I'm not oc'ed but even if i were, it wouldn't change that drastically.
November 2, 2008 9:11:48 PM

25-30% in WoW is pretty high. Hell I only sit around 8% in Fallout 3.
November 2, 2008 9:22:44 PM

what kind of crazy oc do you have.... or are you using xp?
November 2, 2008 9:48:35 PM

Vista, and its only 3.2ghz. Dont quote me on the 8% as that was just a quick glance, ill give you a more solid number in a few, let me load it up.
November 2, 2008 9:49:47 PM

dagger said:
The problem is your 55-60C is when running WoW, and extremely outdated game that's light on both cpu and gpu. In other words, it's around 5-10% load for oced q6600. 55-60C at near idle is not good. It'll overshoot 71C when at full load.

Test with prime95, small fft.
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=103
Glad you caught that, I totally spaced. I assumed Prime temps and didn't read closely enough.

Pixels, you need to run Prime95 small FFTs and monitor temps with Core Temp. They will probably be too high. You either need to look at the HS installation and/or get yourself a new case. The Antec 300 is a nice one and not that expensive, add some fans to the front. There are a lot of other good cheap cases out there as well.
November 2, 2008 9:52:53 PM

Ok xNEM3SISx, sitting in Fallout 3 stationary not doing anything, cpu usage is bouncing between 10% and 13%.
November 2, 2008 10:15:46 PM

What is your WOW at? it seems yo use more standing still than oblivion, so maybe that's why.
November 2, 2008 10:20:09 PM

spathotan said:
Ok xNEM3SISx, sitting in Fallout 3 stationary not doing anything, cpu usage is bouncing between 10% and 13%.
A better question, and more pertinent, is what are your Prime95 small FFT Temps with Core Temp?

Do you even know?
November 2, 2008 10:24:05 PM

Yes, it tops around 63/63/68/67, but it dosent matter since this isnt my thread. It was derailed.

**EDIT** Those are backwards, cores 0 and 1 are higher. Also idle in a 70f room its 38/38/33/35. I use a Xiggy with the backplate, lapped and the proc is lapped as well. Its been nothing but trouble for me and has neven given me satisfied results, should have gotten the TRUE.
November 2, 2008 10:35:33 PM

Well yours is running a little hot for 3.2 but your still OK.

You were the guys that derailed it, and we call that hijacking.

Carry on.

I just built one with a s1283 w/ backplate and your temps are a little too high. How did you apply the paste?
November 2, 2008 10:43:23 PM

Like I said I already know the temps are high, hince im not happy with it. Ive used AS5 and OCZ Freeze, lapped and non lapped, tightened the bolts clockwise and crossways, used alot of paste and very little paste and just enough paste. Nothing helps, period. I think lupiron told me a few months back it might be an issue with no/not enough stuff in the heatpipes, but whatever. My days of dealign with it are over.
November 2, 2008 11:06:51 PM

Lupiron may be right. I would put the stock one on and make them replace it. I just don't want you to think that is the norm. The S1283 is on par with the Ultra120. Not quite as good, but very close.

Wait what is your Vcore? I assume this is a pointless question because Lupiron already asked and went with the heatpipe problem, but humor me.
November 3, 2008 1:30:13 AM

Vcore is 1.28 @ 3.2ghz on a 1.3VID chip, with a 0.00 vdrop/vdroop 99.9% of the time, ive only seen it drop during a prime run once or twice by like 0.02. This ASUS P5Q Pro is a champ with the 0703 BIOS.

By time I came to the conclusion that this cooler was bust I had already thrown the box and everything away, so meh. Not a big deal. On the other hand im using the stock fan that came with it, I have a 120mm Noctua that I pondered strapping to it to see if it helped but not worth the hassle, mounting the fan on the Xiggy is a pain in the ass since you cant mount it until AFTER its been bolted down, which results in you moving/twisting the cooler around trying to get it on. I had it running at 3.6ghz for about a week, but it took like 1.42V and the chip hit 73c under Prime smallFTTs.
November 3, 2008 4:29:42 AM

Thanks for all the replies!

I reduced my vcore (now running at 1,27)

How low can I go on the cpu voltage? Im still completely new at this :p 

Anyways lowering it reduced the temps abit. Depending on what program I use the temps are all different though :/  Speedfan shows them really high even at idle (like 53c) and realtemp shows them around 39-42 at idle. Just downloaded CoreTemp and they are showing them at 44, 44, 39, 43

Which program should I trust?

So I ran prime95 and this is how it went test

I didn't let it finish since those temps according to Core Temp can't be good. Still RealTemp is always reporting lower.

This is how the temps look while idling a couple of minutes after the test after

So maybe lower voltage more if that is possible? Thanks for any input.

November 3, 2008 12:42:15 PM

You can go as low as you can go. So... how low can you go? Run Prime95 stable for a few hours at each Vcore and continue down. To have the real number for "true" stability you have to run it for 12 hours, but I have less of a need for that time myself.

If it is a Q6600 G0 then the Tjmax should be ~100C. Core Temp has always held that number. Real Temp had a Tjmax of 95C for awhile but changed it back to 100C recently. Since you appear to have a 5C difference then you need to update Real Temp to the latest beta. Alternatively you could adjust the Real Temp Tjmax to 100 or just use the Core Temp numbers.

The general consensus is that the Tjmax is actually ~97C.

See the temp guide put together by CompuTronix that I linked above.
November 3, 2008 12:52:49 PM

spathotan said:
Vcore is 1.28 @ 3.2ghz on a 1.3VID chip
Certainly not a Vcore issue. I guess you got a leaky heatpipe. It is hard to fathom, have others had this problem?
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November 3, 2008 6:05:34 PM

The reason those softwares are showing different temps is that they are using different questimates for the Tjmax value. But the 'distance to Tjmax' should still be same between the different apps, and that value is the one that eventually counts. It shows how far it is from the maximum temperature before anything 'bad' happens
November 3, 2008 8:52:20 PM

Yup
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