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Q6600 very hot

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July 28, 2009 11:42:54 PM

I just got myself a new cpu cooler to replace the stock cooler but im still getting very high temps.
20 minutes of Prime95 and my cores a 79-79-71-68 (CoreTemp) and 69-69-71-68 (Everest)

Q6600
Evga sli 780
2x Galaxy 9600GT
3x A-data 1GB 800MHz
Seagate 500GB hardrive
OCZ Galadiator Max cooling fan
Antec P182 Advanced Super Mid Tower Case

The CPU is not OCed
All case fans are maxed
Video card fans are maxed
The video cards are pre-OCed and I OCed them a tiny bit more
Cooling fan is using the thermal paste that came with the cooler

I'm just wondering what I might have done wrong.

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July 29, 2009 1:25:32 AM

I would make sure the heatsink is installed properly.

Back in 2006 when I built my E6600 PC, I noticed extremely high CPU temps. After a quick check of my setup I noticed one corner of the heatsink was not making proper contact.
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July 29, 2009 3:31:16 AM

Like jaguarskx said check your heatsink fan installation and make sure the fan is blowing in the right direction (not inside yout case).

if it doesn't work try your original cooler maybe the heatpipes leaked if it's the case they are useless and you need another cooler
July 29, 2009 6:19:12 AM

Okay, I had to take the mobo out of the case to properly seat the cooler, now im getting low to mid 60s, is that correct? and everest gives me 10 degrees less then coretemp. Which one do i trust?

edit: the cpu is now* overclocked to 3.0GHz

And the cooler fan is blowing right into one of the case fan. There is like only 3cm of space between them, is that bad?
July 29, 2009 3:50:26 PM

jayson1019 said:
And the cooler fan is blowing right into one of the case fan. There is like only 3cm of space between them, is that bad?


As long as that case fan is blowing out rather than blowing in, and neither causing an obstruction to the other, no.
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