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Those temps are normal and it is normal for you to have cores vary as much as 3-5C of each other. This changes based on the dynamic load across all the cores and various other factors.
 
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Originally Posted by Unreality6794 View Post

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)

It's a custom watercooling loop, at the time I took that screenshot I was using a pa120.3 rad, mcp350 pump and D.tek Fuzion waterblock.
My Q6600 didn't need much voltage for 3.6 so that helps it run colder too.

Could you list your other specs? Your board looks like a P5K pro or something but I'm not sure because it has a parallel port.
If you have 800MHz RAM and a good board then I think getting a cooler would help but a full platform upgrade is still going to be better.
Depending on what board you have you might not get much out of that Q6600 even with good cooling.
It's also got quite a high VID which is usually bad for air or water overclocking with a Q6600.

If you have a good board and can get a good cooler cheaply then I'd think about doing that but if it's expensive it's probably not worth going for over a full upgrade.
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post #13 of 16
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it's a P5N-d ...limited overclocking from what i understand with this board. and it's 800mhz OCZ (2x2gb)

unstable with lower voltage frown.gif
Edited by Unreality6794 - 12/12/12 at 2:47pm
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will the cpu i linked be a very significant upgrade? i heard Vishera stomps the previous model (Zambezi)
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it's a P5N-d ...limited overclocking from what i understand with this board. and it's 800mhz OCZ (2x2gb)
unstable with lower voltage frown.gif

Your P5N-D has a 4 pin CPU connector and 4 phase VRM, that means it's probably not much good for overclocking a quad over 3GHz, I don't think a better CPU cooler would do much for you.
The RAM would be good but your board will hold you back.

I'd say if you feel you need an upgrade then your best option is to save up and change the whole platform.
If you're happy with the Q6600 then you might as well wait though.

I honestly am not sure about the performance gain you'd see by going to an FX6300 and don't want to guess as I could be way off.
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post #16 of 16
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I'm already pretty much pushing the q6600 as far as it'll go. i was moving 60gb of data over my network to a server and i couldnt even run black ops 2 smoothly. so im thinking late next month ill upgrade.
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