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Q6600 OC Temp Help

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May 29, 2010 10:26:56 PM

I just overclocked my q6600 to a stable 3.2 and have been trying to get solid numbers in terms of temperatures and opinions to make sure im not gonna fry the damn thing on a hot day or if possible to push it a little further.



As of the time these screenshots were taken, the ambient room temp is 25c.

From what I can tell the temps seem fine since they are well below the max tcase of 71 and tjunction of 90-100.

My problem is that I have seen the Cores go to as much as 75/75/72/72 Durring a prime 95 blend test a few days ago when it was atleast 33-35c in the room (the tj max was set to 100). I live in NY and the temperatures here are constantly up and down all the time. Granted its probably not going to be on at full load while I am away but still im not exactly experienced at overclocking and am not comfortable leaving a potential heat risk unatended.

I have been checking around all the forums and there are waaaaay too many mixed opinions when it comes to what the temps should be/what the tj max is/if the temp monitors are calibrated correctly etc etc.

I ran prime95 this time with Large FFt's for maximum heat. (I think thats whats its for)

Processor = Q6600 G0
Motherboard = EVGA 680i
Cooler = XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle

Any Advice would be greatly appreciated.

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May 29, 2010 11:09:30 PM

I am from argentina, sorry for my english.
I have too a q6600 ~3ghz vcrore 1.28v temperature idle 25 °C, full load 55°C cooler termalteck V1.

I push the cpu to 3.4 ghz with a voltage 1.41v the temperaute in prime is 77°C, is stable.

Remember, prime is a torture test, and in the daily life that never hapen.
if your cpu is stable at that temperature then you can live with them.
to be safe, always check
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May 30, 2010 12:55:00 PM

That actually makes alot of sense but what kind of stress test should I be running to get accurate load max temperatures?
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June 5, 2010 11:21:59 PM

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