Q6600

I'm running a Q6600 B3 with a thermalright ultra 120 w/ scythe s-flex fan. I have been running this computer at 3.0ghz @1.3125. (VID is 1.3). I decided to try to push it a little further now since the value has gone down.

I'm running 3.2ghz @1.4125. Temps under prime95 using coretemp are 64 on two cores and 54 on the other two.

Is this temperature safe? How high of a vcore is safe?

Edit: Anyone want to show your settings if using a gigabyte p35 board?


Thanks.
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  1. well they say your not suppose to go over 1.5 vcore to be safe. 64C load temps are not bad. what program are u using to monitor your temps?
  2. adamh9 said:
    well they say your not suppose to go over 1.5 vcore to be safe. 64C load temps are not bad. what program are u using to monitor your temps?


    Temps under prime95 using coretemp are 64 on two cores and 54 on the other two.
  3. This is my System #2.
    (From my records)
    MA-EP45-UD3L / Q6600 G0 stepping OC'd to 3.6 GHz.

    M. I. T.

    Robust Graphics Booster [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio [9 X]
    CPU Frequency 3.600 GHz (400 X 9)

    *** Clock Chip Control
    >>> Standard
    CPU Host Clock Control [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (FSB) [ 400]
    PCI Express Frequency [Auto]
    C.I.A. 2 [Disabled]
    >>> Advanced Clock
    Advanced Clock [Press Enter]
    These are set to default values

    *** DRAM Performance Control
    Perfomance Enhancement [standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile.... [Auto]
    (G)MCH Latch [Auto]
    System Memory Mult. (SPD) [2.00B]
    Memory Frequency... 800 ........800 <-- FSB X Multiplier
    DRAM Timing Select ....... (SPD) [Manual]
    >>> Standard Timing Control
    CAS 4 [ 4]
    tRCD 4 [ 4]
    tRP 4 [ 4]
    tRAS 12 [12]
    >>> Advanced Timing Control [Press Enter]
    These are set to default [Auto] values

    *** Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Types Normal Current
    >>> CPU
    Loadline Calibration [Enabled]
    CPU Vcore 1.2625v [1.4250v]
    CPU Termination 1.200 v [Auto]
    CPU PLL 1.55 v [Auto]
    CPU Reference 0.805 [Auto]
    >>> MCH/ICH
    MCH Core 1.100v [Auto]
    MCH Reference 0.805v [Auto]
    ICH I/O 1.55v [Auto]
    ICH Core 1.100v [Auto]

    >>> DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.800v [2.100v]
    Set to factory recommended values

    PC Health
    CPU Warning Temperature [ 70 C]
    CPU Fan Fail Warning [Enabled]

    I have an E5200 in my G'byte P35 board.

    The text editor apparently does not handle spaces and tabs well. :(
  4. I might try lapping the 120 and maybe the processor. I still have sand paper from lapping a 212+.

    Going for 3.4-3.6, I have the vcore set in the bios @ 1.45.

    In cpu-z during Prime95 the vcore only says 1.312. Is it just me or is that a huge vdrop? Btw temps at 67,67,57,57.
  5. I suppose your 10C difference in temperature is ok...but it probably means your thermal paste isn't covering all your cores equally. It's up to you if it matters to you. I usually only see a 2-3C difference in cores.
  6. as you can see in jsc's bios he has load line calibration enabled which would help with the drop in voltage.
  7. adamh9 said:
    as you can see in jsc's bios he has load line calibration enabled which would help with the drop in voltage.



    I'm thinking its been so long since I applied the AS5 some of it might have dried up.
  8. I have the Q6600 also, not OC and paired with a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283. When I had my old case I had the fan on the heatsink blowing out the back with a 80mm rear fan. In my new case I have a top opening so I switched the orientation of the hsf so the heatsink's fan blows from the bottom and the 200mm fan is pulling from the top. I found this even out the temperatures in the 4 cores, now I only see about a 1-2 C difference whereas before I was seeing about up to 10 C (temps while idle). I'm thinking with my older case the heat was building up near the top so those two cores were a wee bit warmer then the lower two?
  9. EJ, I have the heatsink oriented vertically in my Antec 900 cases. My reasoning was, "Warm air wants to rise. Why fight physics." :)

    On that board, I tried with and without load line calibration. I got better results with. YMMV.

    Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=1&limit=1&limitstart=0
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