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post #1 of 21
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Hello

Its my first post here. I heard all the best about this place and since I'm doing my first OC I guess there is no better place to get advice
I'm having problems with my CPU temp. I'm in the process of upgrading my PC for upcoming BF3 and I have just made my first OC to 3.0 (333x9, vcore 1.25). I bought arctic cooling freezer 13 and downloaded core temp and realtemp. My temps are around 41-44 idle and under load mostly around 61-62 but sometimes they hit 65-66. I'm also using prime95. I only ran it for an hour but I will leave it during the night to see if it is stable.

I would like to lower them under at least 60 because I want CPU to last. (its 3 years old already)

My system:

OS: Windows 7 64 bit
Chassis: Asus Vento A8
Motherboard: Asus P5E
Graphics Card: XFX 6870
Processor: Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 OCed to 3.0 GHz 333x9
Aftermarket Cooler: AC Freezer 13 (My case is too small to fit a better cooler)
Memory: 6 GB (667 MHz)
PSU: Asus model A-55GA (550W)

I read a lot of threads about OCing but I'm still not exactly sure how to make it perfect.
I haven't touched RAM timings so they are set to auto. So how can I lower my temps even more? I have two 80mm fans. One is at the front bottom side blowing inside and the other one is at the rear blowing outside. AC freezer 13 is placed correctly and the thermal paste I got with cooler has spread equally across CPU surface. PC is clean and the wiring is placed correctly.

Should I put another 80mm fan to blow air inside?
Lower vcore even more? (suggestions how much should I lower)
Get a better thermal paste?
Somebody told me that core temp shows 10C higher temps than they really are, is that true?
Sorry for asking this many questions, I'm kinda uncertain about what I did and I just want to make sure everything is alright

Any suggestions are welcome
Thank you in advance for your help guys!
Edited by Van1llo - 10/25/11 at 3:18pm
post #2 of 21
uhhh when i had my q6600 it used to touch the 80's at 3.6 i think those temps are fine lol.... imo.
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post #3 of 21
Good temps nothing to worry about, the Q6600 is a 65nm quad so it runs hot naturally.
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65C on a Q6600 G0 is fine.
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post #5 of 21
You're fine on temps. What Program are you using to check the temps? If it's CoreTemp and the listed TjMax is 100C, then temps are actually 10c lower than listed (because TjMax is supposed to be set on 90C for Q6600, this is a bug with CoreTemp)
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post #6 of 21
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Thanks for replies guys!
I'm using both real temp and core temp. They are showing same values.
So I shouldn't be worries about temps that much but what if my ambient temperature rises for 5C or even more, won't that affect my core temps as well?

Since I still have some free time and little budget left for upgrading what would be the best invesment to lower temps for at least a few points?
Should I try lowering vcore even more? I mean under 1.25 which is stock value?

Here is the picture of my PC:
I added fans after that pictures was taken but you can get the general idea of how little space I have inside ( bad case )

I only have one 80mm fan on the front side (theres room for another one right next to it) and one at the back blowing out.
Some people suggest another fan blowing in or getting a better thermal paste, what changes can I expect with that?
post #7 of 21
Those temps aren't bad at all. I was hitting 75+ @ 3.72GHz on an H100. Also DON'T OVERCLOCK THAT PROCESSOR WITH STOCK! The damn thing already has a thermal problem.
 
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post #8 of 21
Those are okay temps man...I'm running my Q6600 at stock 2.4 with stock heatsink and I get those exact temps, 40C idle and 60 load...Don't worry about it. You could probably try reseating the heatsink..maybe you didn't get it to plant good enough.


The problem is the artic cooler heatsink you have...Q6600 is a HOT running cpu, especially once you start overclocking it..and if you're wanting to keep it cool...you have to get a better heatsink. For around the same price, you could've gotten the Hyper 212+ and it would have done alot better job at around the same price...also the Corsair a70 which comes with 2 120mm push pull fans. That heatsink you bought only comes with 1 92mm fan which I couldn't imagine pushes enough air through the heatsink...which is probably why you're getting the high temps.

I'd say get 2 high flow 120mm fans, and try to do a push pull on it....or just get another heatsink.

a70:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...181011&Tpk=a70

If you've got the cash..probably best air cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018
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post #9 of 21
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The thing is I had a very limited budget to upgrade my PC and I've spent most of it on graphics card. I didn't get 212+ because it doesn't fit my case
I can't put 120mm fans also because of my case. I can put 2 80mm at the front blowing inside and 2 at the rear blowing outside. At the moment I have 1 at the front and 1 at the back. Should I add one more at the front so I have 2 80mm blowing inside and 1 80mm as exhaust? Will that work?
Could you please explain push pull system?

Sorry for asking this many questions, I'm new to all of this
post #10 of 21
Hi

I have an AC-Freezer 13. i have modded up a fan upgrade with a shroud:


Gives me mid to high 30's on idle, and may just push 60c on gaming etc.. (usually 56/57c) (high 60's on prime benching) all for (390 * 9) : 3.51Ghz

I have two front in take fans and one exhaust (plus a side gfx card fan) & top intake fan (although you may not need or want to go that far)
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