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Q6600 prime95 test has 70 deg C. temps

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August 2, 2011 3:36:03 AM

its an intel Q6600 CPU

i thought id try overclocking it, its usually at about 2.4ghz and i upped it to 3.15

i downloaded Prime95 to check it and 1 of the cores didnt pass the small FFT (got a rounding error) so i upped the cpu voltage a smidgen, like 1.3-1.4 (test ran stable)

i then downloaded real temp to see how hot it was, they were averaging about 75 degrees celsius. It idles around 50 degrees C.

is this ok?
a c 241 K Overclocking
August 2, 2011 5:30:09 AM

wow , it' s good although slightly higher than the specified 70C but still ok, i suggest use after market cooler for next time. and add fan for exhaut + intake case for help air flow. :) 
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August 2, 2011 12:17:57 PM

it does, a xigmatek hdt-s1283, with a fan on it, along with 2 intake fans and 2 exhaust fans. i thought the temps seemed a little high when i first installed it (couple years ago now) so i actually removed the heatsink, cleaned the surface and re-applied the thermal paste i dont remember what the temps were but dont think they were this high
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a c 241 K Overclocking
August 2, 2011 12:33:50 PM

Yeah thermal paste too thick caused heat can't absorbed by the heatsink properly, try disabled smart fan cpu in bios, your fan will ran full speed
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a c 241 K Overclocking
August 2, 2011 12:56:16 PM

Or try push pull like this :
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August 2, 2011 1:02:45 PM

very nice, clever use of zip ties
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a c 197 K Overclocking
August 4, 2011 11:11:26 PM

70 C is pretty hot for just 3.15 GHz unless that was with the stock cooler. Or it is summertime in a room without A/C.

My Q6600 was running at about 60 C at 3.3 GHz with the rather mediocre Arctic Cooling F7P. At 3.6 GHz, load temps were 61 - 66 C with a TRUE.
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August 5, 2011 12:39:00 AM

well it is summertime with no AC but still would have thought the xigmatek hdt could do more for cooling
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a c 197 K Overclocking
August 6, 2011 3:39:48 AM

Coolers aren't magic.

In my case, my computers are in an air conditioned environment. If the ambient air temp is, say, 20 C, my OC'd Q6600 under load runs 61 - 66 C. That's about 45 C over ambient. If the A/C dies and my room temp rises 15 C, so will my load temps.
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