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March 25, 2011 4:05:15 PM

Hello,


I have upgrated my Packard-Bell IMEDIA 2589. I have bought a new motherboard, a new CPU. Msi MS-7301 was installed and i installed Gigabyte G31M-ES2L . Intel core 2 Duo E6320 was installed and i installed Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. I used the stock Heatsink of E6320 and it was at 29-30 C, and in full load E6320 was at 59-60 C . I made the upgrade and now i have installed Q6600 with it's stock heatsink. It is at 46 C . I haven't tried to run it in full load. When i run Call of Duty 4 the CPU is at 76 C . Is this normal for a Q6600?


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March 25, 2011 4:17:31 PM

if your room is between 68f (20c) and 75f (24c)
then those temps are very high

what temp monitoring program are you using

I like coretemp,hwmonitor and realtemp
free just google them

if more than one temp program is showing those temps then
try cleaning off (isopropyl alcohol at pharmacy) and reapplying
thermal paste
then reseat heatsink exactly as per instructions
then check temps again
March 25, 2011 4:19:27 PM

You get that high when you use stock heatsink. I get low 50s at 100% CPU on all cores. But is use H50 and I have well cooled Antec 900 case.

Its a combination of case and heat sink. That temperature won't damage your cpu if you don't want to spend more money
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March 25, 2011 4:22:55 PM

46c seems really high for idle
if that temp program is reporting right

my OCd E4300 is at 27c idle in a 20c room

I know C2Q run hotter but that seems too hot
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March 25, 2011 4:25:12 PM

the basic rule is about 10-15c above ambient room temp
and about 30c above ambient at load
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March 25, 2011 5:16:10 PM

On stock cooler my q6600 is idling in the 40's and at load hits 65-70. A cheapo cooler like the core contact freezer for $15 got it down ~15 cooler.
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March 25, 2011 5:23:24 PM

well since Leon2006 and festerovic both have Q6600 I would listen to them

I am kind of a temperature fanatic and i am always usin Prime95 and adding fans
and recording temps and comparing temp programs
Air cooling is kinda of a hobby of mine

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March 25, 2011 5:32:36 PM

leon2006 said:
Its a combination of case and heat sink. That temperature won't damage your cpu if you don't want to spend more money


best answer imo.
March 26, 2011 7:54:33 PM

Hello again
and thank you for your replies.

Well i checked my room's temperature and it's about 20-22C. I have tried to check my CPU's temperature with many programs now.
Core temp:

core0 low:44c high:52c load 2%
core1 low:38c high:50c load 0%
core2 low:39c high:47c load 1%
core3 low:42c high:49c load 1%

Speedfan

core0 34c
core1 28c
core2 28c
core3 32c

CPUID Hardware Monitor

Min Max
core0 44c 52c
core1 37c 47c
core2 38c 46c
core3 42c 48c

Real Temp

Temperature

44 42 38 39

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March 27, 2011 3:56:15 AM

Those temps are fine
Everything I read about the Q6600 says those are normal temps
for stock heatsink
Would be a bad idea to invest in cheap cooler like Festerovic mentioned earlier in post
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March 27, 2011 3:58:19 AM

EDIT
It "wouldnt" be a bad idea to invest in a cheap cooler like the one Festerovic mentioned earlier in the post though not really needed
March 27, 2011 10:41:52 AM

Thank you about your replies.

I will buy ZALMAN 9500 and i think that temps will be fine.

Edit: Why Speedfan shows me 34c and all other programs 44c????
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March 30, 2011 4:08:18 AM

because speedfan correctly bases temps of the tjunction for that chip which is 85*, not the 100* that other programs use. I totally forgot about that until you pointed it out. Seems your temps are actually pretty swell.
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March 31, 2011 3:03:26 PM

Zalman 9500 is, by today's standards, a mediocre cooler. They do look sort of neat though. I have one on my knick-knack shelf bought from eBay for that reason.

Something like a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ would be better and probably less expensive.

My Q6600, OC'd to 3.6 GHz, Xig Dark Knight cooler, Antec 900 case with fans set to Low has load temps of 61 - 66 C as measured by CoreTemp at about 22 - 24 C ambient.
October 31, 2012 8:33:49 PM

driftingcris said:
Hello,


I have upgrated my Packard-Bell IMEDIA 2589. I have bought a new motherboard, a new CPU. Msi MS-7301 was installed and i installed Gigabyte G31M-ES2L . Intel core 2 Duo E6320 was installed and i installed Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. I used the stock Heatsink of E6320 and it was at 29-30 C, and in full load E6320 was at 59-60 C . I made the upgrade and now i have installed Q6600 with it's stock heatsink. It is at 46 C . I haven't tried to run it in full load. When i run Call of Duty 4 the CPU is at 76 C . Is this normal for a Q6600?


Thank you



i dont think that 76C is what your cpu should be at for COD 4
My q6600 runs at 50-60C when i play COD world at war on high. (FYI Cod world at war is COD 5)
March 23, 2014 4:25:07 PM

hello guys,

these are my results at idle operation with stock cpu cooler

https://imageshack.com/i/mum23xj

Intel core 2 Quad Q6600
core 0 25 °C
core 1 20 °C
core 2 17 °C
core 3 20 °C

!