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Is 70 C too hot for OCed Q6600?

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May 16, 2010 9:50:10 PM

Just got my new Q6600 (upgraded form E4300 that I ran at 2.4 Ghz), I have Zelman aftermarket cooler, but Q6600 seems to run close to 60C (56) at stock speed !? So at 9x300 (2.7) I am getting 68 C and alarm (which I set to go off at 70 instead of 60) goes off when I play games... Is that too hot? I also set my Vcore to 1.4625V (saw that on guide) -I had one blue screen at 1.325 so I increased... AM at Windows 7 and 8Gb DDR2 (800) RAM.

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May 16, 2010 10:09:47 PM

yeah that is too high. I dont have an exact # for you as I haven't installed mine
and run it. but trust me that is too hot
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May 17, 2010 1:30:22 AM

Yes it is too hot. It should never exceed 65C. What is the Zalman model?
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May 17, 2010 3:39:43 AM

what the model for your Zalman cooler ?
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May 17, 2010 3:58:14 AM

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Q660 at stock is running 58, is that normal?

I left fan control in BIOS at default (auto), I can't remember but I think I used to control fan speed with a little exteranal knob - now it does not seem to do anything... Do I set BIOS fan cotnorl do disabled?

I also used Artic Silver thermal past, but I had little trouble setting the fan on the bracket, took maybe 5 minutes - does that paste dry out?

thanks!
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May 17, 2010 3:59:59 AM

I think normal for using this cooler .
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May 17, 2010 3:16:23 PM

Am I giving it too much juice with 1.4625V VCore?

What else can I try? I'd be happy with 9x300, isn't Q6600 capable of that? What temp do I need to keep it under?



Thansk!
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May 17, 2010 7:16:32 PM

I own a Q6600 OC'd to 3.2Ghz, I can tell you that I do 3D rendering and animation work and push the CPU to maximum load almost 24/7. under heavy load i get about 72C degree and this machine has been running 24/7 for almost 2 years without problem. So I'd say, yes 72C is a little hot for my liking, but its not going to cause any short-term issues, besides, Q6600 is on its way out, my suggestion would be to OC the living shiz out of it till it dies, then upgrade. =)
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May 17, 2010 11:28:00 PM

arterius2 said:
I own a Q6600 OC'd to 3.2Ghz, I can tell you that I do 3D rendering and animation work and push the CPU to maximum load almost 24/7. under heavy load i get about 72C degree and this machine has been running 24/7 for almost 2 years without problem. So I'd say, yes 72C is a little hot for my liking, but its not going to cause any short-term issues, besides, Q6600 is on its way out, my suggestion would be to OC the living shiz out of it till it dies, then upgrade. =)


Whay VCore voltage do you use for 3.2 Ghz?
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May 18, 2010 4:36:11 AM

No.
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May 19, 2010 6:24:48 PM

For 2.7 GHz, your temps are too high.

Like zzfh said, any Q6600 (especially the G0 stepping) should run at 3.0 GHz on stock voltage.

Euro, my Q6600 had a VID of 1.2625 volts. I needed 1.32 volts to run at 3.3 GHz with an ACF7P. I needed 1.425 volts to run at 3.6 GHz with a TRUE in an old hand-me-down case; 24 hour Prime95 stable and core temps were 61 - 66 C.

Temps are a little better with my present Antec 900 cases.

Have you read any of the overclocking guides?
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May 19, 2010 6:58:15 PM

euro said:
Whay VCore voltage do you use for 3.2 Ghz?



my vcore is on "auto" and with everything else, all i did was up the bus speed and has been stable running for 2 years - and counting
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May 19, 2010 7:13:12 PM

Err, one of the points of overclocking is to find the lowest voltage to run the OC stable. Normally auto is VERY conservative and puts in much more voltage than necessary.

Not a bad thing to use, per se but it is less than ideal.
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