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i didn't have to read the rest to tell you what your problem is..

most thermal paste has a 'set' time.
this means the paste has to cure in order to
actually perform the way it is intended to.

just give it a few days to actually set in and get acquainted
with its new friends, intel and heatsink lol

also.. your RPMs seem a bit low..
tho, if its a 180mm or bigger, thats perfect.

my experience its actually the smaller, faster fans that cool better..

and idk if you have copper pipping but thats something to look into as well..


cheers


EDIT*
okay yea i should have read more!!
ha, your fans fine.
aftermarket cooler is a must.
and also, before you spend any money
just wait about 2-3 days and see if the paste cure helps any.
should drop anywhere from 2-6 C
Edited by trusodapop - 8/7/11 at 12:04am
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I am seriously surprised people haven;t noticed this before e-e

dude what revision is it? B3 or G0? Hwmon you gotta change the TjMax otherwise you don't get proper temp reading.

Open up CPUz and tell me what it says under revision.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-...ews-29460.html

Via this thread B3 is 80C and G0 is 90C

To edit the TjMax go to the programs folder where HWmon is installed, and open the .ini file with notepad (make sure hwmonitor is shut down via task manager) It is the configuration settings (has a cog on the icon).


Go to where it says CPU_0_TJMAX=
change the 100.0 to 90.0 for G0 or 80.0 for B3.

Save the config file to your desktop then copy and past it back into the folder (as you cannot do it direct).

If you don't wanna do this, then I can upload a config file for you. Just rename the old one so you can keep a backup of it incase something goes worng and put the new on in its place.


Your true idle temps are probably around 40-50C depending on the revision
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
I am seriously surprised people haven;t noticed this before e-e

dude what revision is it? B3 or G0? Hwmon you gotta change the TjMax otherwise you don't get proper temp reading.

Open up CPUz and tell me what it says under revision.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-...ews-29460.html

Via this thread B3 is 80C and G0 is 90C

To edit the TjMax go to the programs folder where HWmon is installed, and open the .ini file with notepad (make sure hwmonitor is shut down via task manager) It is the configuration settings (has a cog on the icon).


Go to where it says CPU_0_TJMAX=
change the 100.0 to 90.0 for G0 or 80.0 for B3.

Save the config file to your desktop then copy and past it back into the folder (as you cannot do it direct).

If you don't wanna do this, then I can upload a config file for you. Just rename the old one so you can keep a backup of it incase something goes worng and put the new on in its place.


Your true idle temps are probably around 40-50C depending on the revision
Thanks, just read closer to my original post I stated that it was a Q6600 G0.

Are you sure that this is correct?, as I now have it set as 90.0 instead of 100.0 and my temps appear 10c lower, I can run the cpu okay with the fan on max 100% RPM, and in game I was getting a max of 63c, so if you are correct then my max temperature is actually 53c in game?
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Do you have C1E and EIST disabled? Does the CPU downclock at all when it is idling?

The one I am using now is displayed below. It's overclocked and I have a Mugen cooler on it.

Ambient is 25 degrees Celsius.
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Quote:
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Thanks, just read closer to my original post I stated that it was a Q6600 G0.

Are you sure that this is correct?, as I now have it set as 90.0 instead of 100.0 and my temps appear 10c lower, I can run the cpu okay with the fan on max 100% RPM, and in game I was getting a max of 63c, so if you are correct then my max temperature is actually 53c in game?
Yes. For accurate temp measurement the TjMax MUST be set properly, other results and reports are skewed.

TjMax is the Thermal Junction Max, aka the maximum allowed temperature the processor can reach before throttling or shutting down. Thermal sensors are tuned to reflect this.


I know it is confusing but if not set the software misinterprets the information coming from the sensors.
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Okay with my system cooler at 2000RPM I got 50c, 42c, 46c, 48c across the four cores on Bad Company 2. Therefore is it safe to say that my quad core is now okay?, It's gotten really nice temps since the thermal paste had the time to set in overnight, which is surprising as it shouldn't have completely set in yet. Regardless, I'm pretty happy with the current load temps. Thanks guys for all of your help I really appreciate it honestly!.
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Try reapplying the thermal paste. With quad core processors, it's always best to use the horizontal line method.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth/int/hl/intel_app_method_horizontal_line_v1.1.pdf

Check page 5 of this pdf for an example. Remember, do not spread the paste. Just make the line, and attach the heatsink. Cheers!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Frazz View Post
Okay with my system cooler at 2000RPM I got 50c, 42c, 46c, 48c across the four cores on Bad Company 2. Therefore is it safe to say that my quad core is now okay?, It's gotten really nice temps since the thermal paste had the time to set in overnight, which is surprising as it shouldn't have completely set in yet. Regardless, I'm pretty happy with the current load temps. Thanks guys for all of your help I really appreciate it honestly!.
Yep you're all good now
 
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