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HIgh temps with freezer 7 pro and q6600

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I just recently bought a used core2 quad q6600 and am trying to overclock it. My last CPU was an E2180 which I ran at 3.2 ghz for over 3 years and never had any problems with it on the stock cooler.

I upgraded to the freezer 7 pro rev 2, in the hopes I could lower my temps, and they went down slightly, but not much.

Now, with the Q6600 and an extra case fan blowing air on top of the HSF, my temps are at 70C under load.

Here are my specs:

CPU: Core2Quad Q6600 (stock)
RAM: Gigabyte DDR2 800 Mhz (5-5-5-15 timings at 1.9v)
Mobo: Gibabyte EP35 DS3L bios rev F6a
Cooler: Freezer 7 pro rev 2
TIM: Antec Formula 6
Video: GTX 460 SE 1 gb

I've tried a few OC's and was stable at 3.375ghz (9x multi with 375 FSB) and my temps seem really high. I get around 70C on a couple cores, 63C on the other 2.

Stock clocks, i get mid 50's to low 60's.

EDIT: After 30 mins, temps at stock jump to high 60's and low 70's.

I've seen people posting mid 50's with my same cooler under load and at 3.4 GHz. Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong here?

When I try any OC, my voltages hover around 1.39 - 1.40 V. I'm scared to go any higher due to my temps going over 70.

I've tried reseating the HSF, and applying the thermal paste with different methods (X, dot, line, spread...) but nothing seems to help.

Also, I was able to play WoW on ultra for 3 hours on my 3.375 overclock with no problems, but after running prime95, that same overclock wasn't stable anymore (it ran for 2+ hours with orthos, but orthos was only pushing core0 and core1 to 100, core2 and core3 were around 15-20%)

Main issue here is I wanna lower my temps but can't seem to. Please help!
Edited by saige1r - 12/31/11 at 12:33pm
post #2 of 14
What case do you have?

I think you might have an airflow issue becasue you should not be hitting 70c under full load with that cooler.
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post #3 of 14
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I have a Thermaltake WingRS. I put an intake fan on the side where the stock CPU exhaust used to be.
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If you haven't done so already buy two fans for intake in the front and try to keep all of your cables tiddy and behind the mobo plate to increase airflow. The side fan should be set to intake and maybe attach a 92mm or 80mm to side below cpu cooler intake. The only fans that should be exhaust is the rear 120mm and the psu. With a air cooler you need to pull in as much cool air as possible to keep the heatsink cool.
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Cool, thanks. I'll try that. Also, are there front plates I can buy that will fit where the dummy ones are? I have 4 of the 5.25" ones. The bottom one is my DVD burner, and the top 3 are just dummy's. I was thinking of getting mesh ones that I can attach a monster fan to?
post #6 of 14
That would work great they also make these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119130

You just need more airflow for the freezer pro the be efficent at cooling that overclocked Q6600.

Good luck thumb.gif
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Sweet thanks for the replies! Now I know what to spend my amazon gift cards on. Prolly gonna get a whole new case, and maybe a modular PSU to hide all the cables. Any ideas on those?
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Well it all depends on how much you are willing to spend...

I like cases that are simple and don't have a million lights flashing in my face while playing games or watching movies. My favorite case is the corsair 600t mid tower (black) with four good 120 mm fans on the side for intake.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139007

I also like the 650D because it is just beautiful but some have complained about the airflow which I think is BS.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006

If you are on a budget thia is also a good pick.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

For a psu I really like corsair because the RMA process is simple if anything goes wrong with it also this psu is sli/cf compliant.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
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Thanks for the suggestions. Those prices made me go back and re-do all my cables lol.

I was actually able to route everything behind my motherboard, which cleared up a lot of space. Then I took out the 3 dummy plates to let my HSF draw more air in.

BUT, even with all that, I'm still getting temps in the high 60's and low 70's on STOCK clocks. Ambient room temp is low (it's winter here, and I usually wear a sweater in the house). I'm at a loss here. I can feel the air moving inside the case when I stick my hand in through the opening in the front of the case, and it feels cool.

I'm going to try and re-seat the HSF again. And maybe take out the extra intake fan I placed on the side (where the CPU exhaust used to be). Also, I'll try posting some pics up and see if anyone has any ideas.
post #10 of 14
Wow, I would reseat the cooler because that should have dropped the temps by atleast 1-5c if all fans were on intake except the rear. The picture doesn't show up either but I would invest in more fans with a higher cfm maybe around 65+. That would really drop the temps and if it doesn't thjen I would but a better heatsink because a Q6600 is still a good cpu.
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