Q6600 temps?

So i bought the Zalman CNPS11x Performa and these are my specs:

Q6600 oced to 3.1ghz
GTX 460 1GB
Asus ASUS P5QPL-AM
4GB DDR2 800mhz ram

I use speedfan to control my cpu fan and to messure them. At idle CPU indicator its around 46-53c and durning gaming its around 59-60c, with prime95 the highest i seen was 65c. At idle the core indicators 35-27 and at full load highest i seen was 46c.

So what should i pay attention to the CPU indicator or the Core indicators in speedfan?
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  1. 3.1 isn't much of an overclock on a Q6600...you can reach 3.0 simply by adjusting your FSB from 266 to 333 without any voltage changes, so the changes needed for another 100mhz aren't too taxing. 3.4 and above start to really push this chip, so I wouldn't worry too much about temps unless you have your vcore set higher than it needs to be.

    I've used RealTemp and CoreTemp so I'm not sure what Speedfan is reading from on either of those. Your idle temps look normal and I'd expect prime95 to get you temps in that range.

    Quote:
    At idle the core indicators 35-27 and at full load highest i seen was 46c


    These look what I would expect vs. the other set of temps.
  2. dont use speedfan for a start. get yourself HWmonitor, it seems to be a lot more reliable and gives readings of separate cores. 65c is about the most you want to go for any core, for stability/reliability
  3. rubix_1011 said:
    3.1 isn't much of an overclock on a Q6600...you can reach 3.0 simply by adjusting your FSB from 266 to 333 without any voltage changes, so the changes needed for another 100mhz aren't too taxing. 3.4 and above start to really push this chip, so I wouldn't worry too much about temps unless you have your vcore set higher than it needs to be.

    I've used RealTemp and CoreTemp so I'm not sure what Speedfan is reading from on either of those. Your idle temps look normal and I'd expect prime95 to get you temps in that range.

    Quote:
    At idle the core indicators 35-27 and at full load highest i seen was 46c


    These look what I would expect vs. the other set of temps.


    Oh, i was kinda expecting a little lower temps with this zalman but oh well.

    I cant o/c it more than 345 it wont post. Since this mobo dosent have Vcore modifier, it just have memory, NB and SB voltage. I did try raising NB voltage to 1.2v and memory to 1.87v but didnt do anything.

    I have DDR2 800mhz ram. I downclocked it to 667 and than raised the cpu frequency wich got my memory frequency to 834

    Anonymous said:
    dont use speedfan for a start. get yourself HWmonitor, it seems to be a lot more reliable and gives readings of separate cores. 65c is about the most you want to go for any core, for stability/reliability


    I have HWmontior as well the temps are the same as speedfan for me.
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