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May 1, 2009 2:43:49 PM


i have a qeustion regarding the temp of my Q6600 G0 @ 2.4 Ghz

idle its running @
Core#0 44
Core#1 44
Core#2 39
Core#3 39

when running prime 95

Core#0 52
Core#1 52
Core#2 48
Core#3 48

the cooler is a scythe mugen

is this normal or


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May 1, 2009 7:04:51 PM

They are nowhere near max temps. They are not bad at all, but you could try puting a little more or arctic silver thermal paste on there and reseating the heatsink and that may reduce a few degrees. Post back with results.
a b à CPUs
May 1, 2009 7:31:02 PM

what are your ambient temps? How long did you leave prime 95 running? What are you using to monitor temps. you temps seem way off. to high at idle and too low at full speed.
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May 1, 2009 7:35:16 PM

PsyKhiqZero said:
what are your ambient temps? How long did you leave prime 95 running? What are you using to monitor temps. you temps seem way off. to high at idle and too low at full speed.

depending on what he's using his hellish temperatures could be explained by that though, if his dts sensors aren't calibrated, which it defintely looks like to me. They aren't high by any means but still way out of whack.

I have no idea why the guy above said to apply more thermal paste and reseating when he has no idea how much he already has on there, putting too much on can cause heat to go up up up.
May 1, 2009 8:31:10 PM

well for one, I've ad the same issue and added more thermal paste and it worked. also, I found a few other threads showing the same. You both make a good point as well, no doubt, but I figured I would throw in my little experience as well.
a c 301 à CPUs
May 1, 2009 8:42:38 PM


You already have a high-end cooler -

When a Q6600 G0 is running stock settings at 2.4 Ghz with normal ambient temperature, and shows high idle temperatures, it typically indicates poor case airflow and / or low fan RPM and / or SETI or Folding running in the background.

A properly calibrated Q6600 G0 idles at 16 Watts with stock settings, so with a high-end cooler and 22c Standard Ambient (71.6F), case covers removed, all fans at 100% RPM and 0% CPU activity in Task Manager for 10 minutes, your idle temperatures should be as follows:

CPU = 25c
Cores = 29c

Regardless, load temperatures are critical, so don't get stuck on idle temperatures. Be certain that you run Prime95 Small FFT's, which provides a steady-state 100% workload with the highest temperatures, unlike Blend, which is a cyclic workload with fluctuating temperatures.

A test duration of 10 minutes is adequate, since 97% thermal saturation is typically reached within 7 to 8 minutes. Test durations which exceed 10 minutes may only yield a temperature increase of 1c on heavily overclocked systems.

Intel's Thermal Specifications for the Q6600 G0 is 71c, which is maximum CPU temperature (Tcase Max), NOT maximum Core temperature (Tjunction Max). The specs are shown in the Processor Spec Finder:

Since Core temperatures are 5c higher than CPU temperature, the corresponding Core temperature is 76c, regardless of the fact that Tjunction Max is 100c, which is shutdown temperature, and is far too hot for sane operation.

The 5c relationship between CPU temperature and Core temperature is shown in the following Intel document:

For the Q6600 G0, CPU temperatures which exceed 71c and Core temperatures which exceed 76c should be considered an "overtemp" condition.

For detailed information regarding processor temperatures, check out the Core i7 and Core 2 Temperature Guide:

From the Guide:

Scale 3: Quad
Q9x50: Tcase Max 71c, Stepping E0, TDP 95W, Idle 16W
Q9x50: Tcase Max 71c, Stepping C1, TDP 95W, Idle 16W
Q9400: Tcase Max 71c, Stepping R0, TDP 95W, Idle 16W
Q9300: Tcase Max 71c, Stepping M1, TDP 95W, Idle 16W
Q8x00: Tcase Max 71c, Stepping R0, TDP 95W, Idle 16W
Q8200: Tcase Max 71c, Stepping M1, TDP 95W, Idle 16W
Q6x00: Tcase Max 71c, Stepping G0, TDP 95W, Idle 16W<--Q6600 G0

--70--/--75--75--75--75-- Hot
--65--/--70--70--70--70-- Warm
--60--/--65--65--65--65--Safe <--
--25--/--30--30--30--30-- Cool

Temperatures are rarely an issue for processors running at stock settings, even with Intel's stock cooler. As you can see, your temperatures are well within Intel's Thermal Specifications, so relax and enjoy your rig!

Comp :sol: 
May 1, 2009 9:01:43 PM

ambient temp 16 degrees celcius, i have artic silver 5 (ive askd the shop to mount it, so im pretty sure to say that its mounted properly)

ive used coretemp and realtemp both say the say temps, i did a small FFt for 1 hour,

i have a Cosmos S whit 1 intake (120*120 in front, 1 120*120 on the bottem and 1 200*200 fan on the side as in take

then i have 3 fans on the top as out take, 1 on the back as outtake, and 1 cooler on the bottem of the cooler that blows air to the top (makes sense right ? hot air goes up )
a c 301 à CPUs
May 1, 2009 9:09:52 PM

Ambient 16c? Do you live North of the Arctic Circle? Why so cold? Standard Ambient is 22c (71.6F), which is normal room temperature for humans, and computer electronics.
May 1, 2009 9:16:09 PM

mmm some how i cant edit my post (privilage isseu ? )

how can i calibrate my Q6600G0 ?
a c 301 à CPUs
May 1, 2009 9:19:49 PM

First things first. Please explain 16c Ambient.
May 1, 2009 9:22:11 PM

its rough geus, please know that my pc is in my bed room not my livingroom, and the temp outside was the last week around 14 degree's but i can be wrong too
a c 301 à CPUs
May 1, 2009 9:25:59 PM

We need to know what the air temperature is near your computer's intake fan. A trusted indoor analog or digital thermometer will suffice.
May 1, 2009 9:30:21 PM

ok, graped my meter (have a profensionel meter:) ( that i use every day in my job)

21.4 degrees celcius right now
May 1, 2009 9:36:03 PM

hence now i think of it my stock intel cooler preformd beter ...
May 1, 2009 9:39:02 PM

mm if feld whit my hand on the cooler its not even feeling slithly hot or mid or just cold l(the same if you leave youre PC of for a few weeks and then feel)
a c 301 à CPUs
May 1, 2009 9:39:13 PM

Ambient 21.4c. Thank you.

Next, run CPU-Z, then report your Core Voltage, Core Speed, Multiplier and Bus Speed at idle. CPU-Z latest version is 1.51.
May 1, 2009 9:57:21 PM

ok, btw i have that speed stepping on (or what is it called? the speed a just to the load)
a c 301 à CPUs
May 1, 2009 10:03:07 PM

SpeedStep enabled is a default stock setting. It's OK to leave it enabled for now.
May 1, 2009 10:07:21 PM

ok CoreV 1.1000
Core# 0 42
Core# 1 42
Core# 2 38
Core# 3 38
a c 301 à CPUs
May 1, 2009 10:19:17 PM

Thanks. Next, restore Vcore to default Auto settings in BIOS, then run Prime95 Small FFT's. At 10 minutes when your load temperatures have stabilized, put a few pounds of downward pressure toward the motherboard on each individual corner of the CPU cooler, while observing the temperatures. Maintain pressure for about 30 seconds per corner.

If the cooler is properly and securely installed, then there should be no changes in temperature. Please report your findings, as well as Core Voltage, Core Speed, Multiplier and Bus Speed in CPU-Z.

These steps may seem cumbersome, but understand that it's necessary to first verify basic hardware integrity prior to attempting calibrations, so that you don't miscalibrate your temperatures.
May 2, 2009 7:49:36 AM

sorry for the late replay (was sleeping :p  )

Core # 0 52
Core # 1 52
Core # 2 48
Core # 3 48

Core speed : 2399.71
Core Voltage 1.152
Multiplier 9x
bus speed 266.6
rated FSB 1066.6
a c 301 à CPUs
May 2, 2009 8:16:15 AM

Is your computer inside a desk or enclosure, or is it free-standing with good air circulation all around it?
May 2, 2009 8:35:02 AM

next to my berua whit lots of space around it
May 2, 2009 10:52:00 AM

beter say next to my desk whit about 40 sm around it free
May 2, 2009 3:32:21 PM

reseat the heatsink...also is it a pwm fan??? no one has mentioned that. the fan may not be at full speed, thus your higher temps...
May 2, 2009 4:07:43 PM

ok, gonna reseat my heatsink (that will be hard to i think ill remove my mother board then whit it), yea when i got the cooler i also did a powerfan whit it on a friends advice, and i have connected on a pwnfan connection
May 20, 2009 11:45:41 AM

well that toke some time, motherboard whend dead :( , so im back (finely these guys @ Asus do take there time for things :( 

ive got my self a TReu Copper the temps are now idle @ 37 37 33 33