Intel Q6600 Temperature/HeatSink

So, right now I have the stock intel heatsink and summer is comming. That means running Q6600 at a stock 2.4ghz, will give me 70C underload.

I'm thinking of buying this

I'm on a $21 dollar budget.


This is the stock intel HSF I'm using


How much better will it be with the Cooler Master Hyper 101 than the intel stock HSF.

I'm getting temperature around 40C idle, and 70C under load.

If I get the cooler master, what do you think the temperature will be?

Remember, I'm on a $21 budget.
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  1. go for the aftermarket. but if your in a pinch, use your stock cooler, dont Overclock, and put your 21 dollars into a special place and toss your chump change into it till you can afford something a little bigger. Im running a heatsink like the one you show, it just has 4 heat pipes and a 90mm fan. and its cooling a q9400 o/c to 3.2GHz really nicely. it only cost me about $45 total.

    BUT if you have no choice, im sure that little 2 heat pipe 80mm fan will out preform the stock cooler by at least 10 degrees on load. give or take depending on room temp and case circulation.
  2. The Cooler Master Hyper 101 should get your CPU temps down by 5C + on idle (Low to mid 30C) and keep your load temps under 70C.

    This is of course if your ambient temps are 78F or higher... :)
  3. What are your ambient temps? 70 seems a little high even for the stock. OFC every CPU is different but mine runs at 29C idle and 55C load and thats with an overclock to 3GHz. At stock it was 28C idle 50C load. This is all with the stock cooler and ambient of probably around 20C. VCore is 1.25 on the overclock - and the VID(?) for the chip was 1.325 so not a great start point. Maybe I just got lucky and have a cool chip and a good transfer between CPU and heat sink. Certainly heat has not stopped the overclock, I just haven't managed to get it stable at 400FSB yet - although to be fair I haven't really tried that hard as 3GHz suits me..
  4. mine is 62c under load on stock cooling @3.0ghz
  5. The stock heatsink for the Q6600 is twice as large as the heatsinks that come with the 45 nm Core2's. Unless your ambient temps are abnormally high or your case has poor airflow through it, you should be able to use the stock HSF at 3.0 GHz.

    Many Q6600's will run at 3.0 GHz without any increase in vcore.

    For about $10 more, these are pretty good:
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

    Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
  6. Well, My room temperature is 75F-85F in the afternoon, and runs around 70C using stock cooler at 2.4GHZ.

    At the morning around 6AM, the room temperature is around 60-65F and runs around 60-62C underload.

    For the Hyper 101, how much cooler will it run than the stock cooler?


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    How much cooler will it run the Q6600 compare to the Hyper 101, and the Intel HSF.
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