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are my q6600 temps normal? the temp difference between cores is fairly large. thanks thumb.gif

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almost a 10 degree difference between core 0 and 3 on load. remounted the cooler several times. repasted it. no difference.
Edited by Unreality6794 - 12/12/12 at 1:50pm
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Originally Posted by Unreality6794 View Post

almost a 10 degree difference between core 0 and 3 on load. remounted the cooler several times. repasted it. no difference.

Yup, in mine cores 1 and 2 are about 5-7C hotter than 3 and 4.
That's maybe a little more than normal for a Q6600 but I'm guessing it's just your chip's temperature sensors, nothing to worry about. thumb.gif

Edit: Here's a picture of mine. I've had a Q6600 for about 4 years and it has always had a difference like this. 3.6 LinX.jpg
Edited by Mike-IRL - 12/12/12 at 2:00pm
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Completely normal
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thanks. i figured it was okay but i wanted to make sure. another thing, im pretty confident that my psu is more than adequate for my cpu and gpu overclocks, but i wouldnt mind getting a second opinion. its a single 12v rail @ 38a
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I had a Q6600 for years and the best mount I ever did still had 5-6C difference between cores. My 3570K has one high core that I can't get better than 7-8C difference usually.
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You've got just over 450W on the 12V rail and it's PC power and cooling, that's 100% fine. I'd happily run just about any single GPU card on that with a Q6600 at 3GHz. smile.gif
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post #8 of 16
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those are some great temps mike, what cooler are you using? ive been looking at the corsair hydro series so i can clock higher, but i might just save for a new mobo & cpu. ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280 & http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-113-286& , are what ive decided on when i go that route)
post #9 of 16
Please take a few minuets to wire up your case nicely. You can easily tuck away those wires with the slightest efforts, so please do it. It's a huge eye soar to see a CPU power connector wrap around a CPU cooler and a RED sata cable out in view like that.
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im not looking for eye-candy. just a functioning machine. ill worry about that when i get a new case for my next build.
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