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November 30, 2010 6:59:02 AM

Hi,

I have a Q6600 CPU, and a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus installed on it.
My CPU's average temp on idle (zero load) is 43 degrees. Is this normal?

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November 30, 2010 7:17:26 AM

Thats pretty normal.
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November 30, 2010 10:19:18 AM

Today's weather temp is 25 degrees Celsius.
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November 30, 2010 10:25:57 AM

Whats it like under load?
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November 30, 2010 10:52:19 AM

I don't know the room temperature or how to check it.
As for the CPU's temp under load - what can I do to stress the CPU?
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November 30, 2010 11:09:46 AM

Open up your monitoring prog and run Prime95 or OCCT.

OCCT has built in temp sensors or use Realtemp or HWmonitor.
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November 30, 2010 12:16:36 PM

Whoa. I just downloaded OCCT, installed it and launched it (without running a test) and saw something I believe that, basically, says that my CPU is UNDERclocked:

http://i52.tinypic.com/256vgvd.jpg
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November 30, 2010 12:30:12 PM

Nevermind. My mistake. I didn't know that the current frequency of the CPU is affected by its current load. When testing with OCCT, the frequency was increased to 2396Mhz.

Anyway, here are the results of the 1 minute test (I'm definitely not gonna wait a whole hour for the test to finish. :D ):


Core #1: http://i52.tinypic.com/2e155kw.png
Core #2: http://i54.tinypic.com/a3ioo0.png
Core #3: http://i53.tinypic.com/16kcg3r.png
Core #4: http://i53.tinypic.com/2w6usnk.png

From what I see, the temps stay between 51 and 55 degrees Celcius.
Is this normal as well?
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November 30, 2010 12:48:11 PM

yonyz said:
Nevermind. My mistake. I didn't know that the current frequency of the CPU is affected by its current load. When testing with OCCT, the frequency was increased to 2396Mhz.

Anyway, here are the results of the 1 minute test (I'm definitely not gonna wait a whole hour for the test to finish. :D ):


Core #1: http://i52.tinypic.com/2e155kw.png
Core #2: http://i54.tinypic.com/a3ioo0.png
Core #3: http://i53.tinypic.com/16kcg3r.png
Core #4: http://i53.tinypic.com/2w6usnk.png

From what I see, the temps stay between 51 and 55 degrees Celcius.
Is this normal as well?


You obviously have speedstep enabled, this will reduce the speed of your cpu while not in use.

Also it will auto control the fan speed, i.e. speed up as the cpu gets warmer, you should here it when running occt.

Seems like good temps to me, the 1hr test would stress your cpu and ram for stability, but if your not having any problems.. [:bohleyk:1]
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November 30, 2010 1:01:54 PM

Alright then. I shall move on to the OC forum now, as I would like to stretch my CPU's capability a little.

Thanks a lot, everyone.
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November 30, 2010 1:02:26 PM

Best answer selected by yonyz.
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November 30, 2010 3:55:45 PM

Hmm. Guess I'll try it tonight or some other night.
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November 30, 2010 4:16:26 PM

I always run occt for an hour after increasing the cpu speed, if it passes I continue.

When I reach my max oc I'll then run P95 overnight after occt.

It is possible that your oc will pass one and not the other, both are needed for stability.

Good luck.
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November 30, 2010 4:20:18 PM

BTW, what are the chances of inflicting damage to the CPU by OCing it?
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November 30, 2010 5:16:25 PM

The damsge would be caused by overvolting resulting in overheating.

Just keep an eye on your temps and install your cooler properly and you should be ok.

When testing ramp your fans up and check about for max recommended voltage for your cpu.
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November 30, 2010 8:12:40 PM

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