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June 21, 2012 12:46:17 AM

Hi everyone.

Im hoping to get an H70 watercooler for my Q6600.

Will it keep load temps under 65c @ 4.2GHz?

it is 65nm CPU. Multiplier is x9.

I have an XFX 780i 3-way SLI mobo if that helps.

Thanks guys/girls for the help

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June 21, 2012 2:07:59 AM

I owned a Q6600 for quite a while- I could only get to 4.0 but not anywhere near stable. I ran it solid at 3.6 for a couple years...3.2-3.4 prior to that. What vcore are you running to get 4.2? Is it Intel Burn Test stable?

And to answer your question, an H70 isn't going to get you much better than most really good air coolers in terms of cooling.
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June 21, 2012 2:13:25 AM

A $30 hyper 212 EVO will perform just as well, if not better. You can then pocket that extra money for a CPU upgrade.
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June 21, 2012 2:19:57 AM

My brother's rig is running a Q6600 at 3.6 with a 212 and runs like a champ. There were very, very, VERY few Q6600's that were stable above 3.8ghz, and that was in a best case scenario of board stability, PSU and RAM as well as perfectly binned CPU. 4.0ghz has been done several times, although not very common...but I don't know that I recall a Q6600 over 4.05 or 4.1 that was stable.
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June 21, 2012 2:28:24 AM

rubix_1011 said:
I owned a Q6600 for quite a while- I could only get to 4.0 but not anywhere near stable. I ran it solid at 3.6 for a couple years...3.2-3.4 prior to that. What vcore are you running to get 4.2? Is it Intel Burn Test stable?

And to answer your question, an H70 isn't going to get you much better than most really good air coolers in terms of cooling.



Thanks for the reply. I have a thermalright Ultra 120. Without the fans, passive. The highest iv had it to was 3.4GHz but was too high temps. 48c Idle. Its currently at 2.4GHz again. I want to play GTA IV on high settings but it lags too much. I read a few posts about GTA IV specs and a few people said you need a 3.6GHz quad minimum. I have 4GB ram ddr2 800 and a GTX 285 1GB. I thought that would be enough but i guess not. So if i go with 3.6 that would give me a huge increase in perf as far as gaming is concerned? Because from 2.4GHz to 3.2 i didnt get much of a difference in perf.
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June 21, 2012 2:44:27 AM

3.4 or 3.6 should be enough and I'd think a GTX 285 would handle it, but I'm not familiar with the game...perhaps it's not possible with that card.

It sounds more this is a limitation of the video card and not the CPU.
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June 21, 2012 2:55:03 AM

rubix_1011 said:
3.4 or 3.6 should be enough and I'd think a GTX 285 would handle it, but I'm not familiar with the game...perhaps it's not possible with that card.

It sounds more this is a limitation of the video card and not the CPU.



I do think my card could be faulty. Because iv seen on youtube that people with a q6600 2.4ghz and gtx 285 are getting max settings with extremely smooth gameplay. Even with fraps recording in the background. I am considering moving to ATI anyway as i have been getting a few NVLDDMKM BSOD's lately. I will consider getting a 212 EVO. Iv been looking at that cooler for a while but thought h70 would do a better job. like amuffin said, that then leaves me some extra cash for a new CPU. Do you recommend a spicific CPU? I do not want to upgrade mobo just yet.
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June 21, 2012 3:02:58 AM

It sounds like you could have other software issues as well...including nVidia drivers as well as some other processes. Have you tried a fresh OS install? This would help rule out an old operating system and other drivers/processes that could ultimately be causing the issue. This is one of the first things I do in attempt to rule out software issues vs. hardware issues.
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June 21, 2012 4:30:06 AM

rubix_1011 said:
It sounds like you could have other software issues as well...including nVidia drivers as well as some other processes. Have you tried a fresh OS install? This would help rule out an old operating system and other drivers/processes that could ultimately be causing the issue. This is one of the first things I do in attempt to rule out software issues vs. hardware issues.



I am going to do a fresh install of win7 ultimate x64 tonight. Download latest drivers from nvidia aswell. I was thinking some of these coolers.

cooler master v8
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=FANCLM13333&nam...

Corsair Cooling Hydro 100
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=FANCOR1000&name...

Thermaltake SpinQ VT
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=FANTHM0554&name...–-Aluminium-3-He

Deepcool icewarrior
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=FANDPC1028&name...(13661156775-

Antec Kuhler H2O 920
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=FANANT1728523&n...ÜHLER-H2O-920-Liquid-Cooling-System

Could you please point out the best for me here. I will OC to 3.6 or 3.8 if watercooling is involved.

If none of these are a good choice could you please pick one from http://www.pbtech.co.nz/ as i live down the road from here so it is esier to buy from here.

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June 21, 2012 7:17:33 AM

wonder44 said:
Thank you for the help amuffin. Just a quick question. Is this better than a 212 EVO?

Yup! It's better than the 212 because of the vapor chamber.
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June 21, 2012 8:29:21 AM

Thanks amuffin. very helpful.
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June 21, 2012 8:30:02 AM

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August 15, 2012 2:20:35 PM

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tell me more about this AMES IT, it's an academy correct.?
I would like to know more about it if you have some time..

thanks.

P.S.
if anyone wondered I believe the OP is from Australia or maybe New Zealand.
(just a guess..)
I did some research in class about IT training abroad..



Hey mate sorry about the reply so long after you asked. Its a IT academy where you can get certificates for Comtia a+, programming, networking all that sort of stuff. My mates dad got into a microsoft job after training there. The job itself i am not sure what it is however its related to microsoft i do know that.
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