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My Q6600 Running too hot?? :(

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November 9, 2008 2:25:11 PM

Hey, Does anyone know why 2 cores are running significantly hotter than the other? at 3.6ghz coretemp registers Core 0 and core 3 at like 12-20 C hotter than core 1 and 2,

For instance when running Prime95 , Core 0 and core 3 temps would be 93 and 91 whereas core 1 and core 2 would be around 80 and 79.



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November 9, 2008 2:42:39 PM

Your Q6600 should never go above 75 degrees celcius. Even 70 average is quite hot. Generally you want to stay below a 65 degree average.

At your temps, you're going to degrade or fry your CPU pretty quickly.
November 9, 2008 2:45:36 PM

hmm ive been running this for ages now... probs like a year lol.... the only reason why the temps caught my attention is due to the wide gap between diff cores.

Oh well can u recommend a good cooler for me ? Im using the stock intel cooler with some zM-stg1 grease.
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November 9, 2008 2:50:20 PM

Ok, im running stock speeds now, And my idle temps are 50 46 46 50. is that normal???? Its kinda hot here in australia.

BTW im on G0 stepping
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November 9, 2008 2:53:51 PM

Your idle temps are high, but depending depending on the room temp, that might be normal. Don't you have air conditionning in Australia?
November 9, 2008 3:02:47 PM

I have mine running @ 3.2 below 30 C and prime 95 load maxing out at 59. and there is diiference in temps between cores.
November 9, 2008 3:07:27 PM

Make sure you don't have too many kangaroos in front or behind your case blocking airflow.

Heatsink Recommendations:

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- cheap price, but great price to performance
- if you are on a budget, get this one


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- slightly better performance then above one, but much quieter too
- more expersive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- best performance of bunch, quietest when you add a quiet fan
- need to add 120mm fan of your chose
- most expensive when you add a fan into the equation
November 9, 2008 3:10:24 PM

ngjunho said:
Oh well can u recommend a good cooler for me ? Im using the stock intel cooler with some zM-stg1 grease.

here's one of the best cooler that other ppl would also recommend on toms

Xigmatek S1283 21.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you're in luck! this item has a rebate atm! :D 

Retention Bracket 6.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the xiggy is a push pin cooler, which is not the best type of holding in a cooler, but that's why you get the retention bracket, it's the back plate that holds in from the back of the mobo to give it a really good solid hold on the CPU. you should see much better temps than the stock cooler.
November 10, 2008 5:30:26 AM

Ive reseated it many many times. :(  hmm maybe i need better ventilation in my case, im running a 8800gtx with a hr03 plus and a 120mm fan and 6 hdds. that might be the problem..btw does the fan at the back of the case need to be blowing in or out?
November 10, 2008 5:52:46 AM

Probably out :whistles:
November 10, 2008 9:42:57 AM

I am not sure which motherboard you have, buy my 6600 runs miles cooler. A few months ago mine was running reallly hot...or so I thought, until I noticed there was a BIOS issue reporting the wrong temps, I flashed my system and hey presto, all the temps dropped. My board is the ASUS Black Pearl.

Mine is running at 3.0GHz with no temp problems.
November 10, 2008 9:46:42 AM

yeah Its blowing out :) 

umm Gigabyte X38-DQ6

BTW can someone recommend a good cooler that isnt a large tower. I dont think theyd fit in my case. I tried the Thermaltake Ultra 120. but it wouldnt fit


EDIT: Just changed back to stock 2.4ghz ,
load89 87 71 77, idle 51 47 47 49
Whats with the massive difference in temp btween core 0 and core 2??Is that normal? i mean a i wouldnt be shocked if it was 1-6c difference but thats a 17c diff!
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