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Hi guys!

I've read wonderful thing about the Q6600, clocking to 3,0+ GHz with ease with only the stock fan mounted.

.... well mine doesn't biggrin.gif Or it might, but the temps are crazy. My Q6600 runs 100'C under 100% load at 2,4 GHz with no alterations made in BIOS. I cleaned up the fan and sink and applied new Nexus (TMP-1000) thermal compound - still hitting 100'C biggrin.gif

I then tested what was the minimum VCore running at 2,4 GHz to minimize heat. 1,10 V was as low as I got being stable (under 100% load using OCCT). Max heat dropped to 87'C - still that's too much.

Also the MB I'm using is MSI p45 Platinum (should have no prob in OC)

What are the next steps?

I can add photos of my BIOS and my settings.

Thanks!
post #2 of 8
That is high for stock clocks and volts on stock heatsink/fan. I would have recommended a remount, but you've done that. Maybe the set-up (fans/cages/etc...) in the case are too restrictive and not providing a good air flow. I have the Q6600, look at the GreenLee, in sig, for some tips on overclocking and stock and OC temps.
 
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OCCT



Cell Menu



Cell Menu - Voltages



Memory



I think my airflow is ok smile.gif
post #4 of 8
Get that fan away from that computer!! The magnet will kill it mad.gif
post #5 of 8
Is your cooler properly seated? Are all the push pins locked into the socket ?

^ the fan won't do any damage at all.
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Using stock heatsink? That's probably why you're hitting high temps. Try another decent heatsink cooler.
post #7 of 8
Have you tried any other programs besides OCCT to monitor temps? CoreTemp, RealTemp ect. ect.
 
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post #8 of 8
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Yeah I got the fan to sit okay to the motherboard.

I'm getting a Cooler Master Hyper 412S this Friday - hope that gets the temps under control smile.gif

I have Open Hardware Monitor running too. CoreTemp shows same temps too. So not about the software.
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