Originally Posted by dannyyboii
Right now I have my e6600 @ 3.6 GHz [400 x 9] @ 1.55v. Somehow CPU-Z is showing my Vcore as 1.213v? This isn't my problem anyway.
When I run prime95, an error occurs within a minute. Would it be safe to push the Vcore further on a Tuniq?
I don't understand how I see people at 3.4-2.6 with a Vcore of 1.3xx - 1.4xx. Is it purely because [some] are watercooled and they can reach 3.4-3.6 with such low Vcore?
EDIT Screenshot added. With TAT I'm getting 48-50 on idle =\\
On the box it says L628A271, someone interpret this for me if it matters?
I would, personally, not
be using 1.55 vcore on an air cooled C2D. You can chance it on water cooling imo, but on air I wouldn't go above 1.45v CPU voltage. Generally so far, 1.45v is a max recommended "safe" level of voltage for o/c'ing a C2D on air and 1.55v is usually reserved for water cooling only. Personally, I'd rather not put more than 1.45v though a C2D on water, let alone air cooling.
Are you running dual Prime95 for stability testing, or just one instance? Really, the best program (imo) for stability testing dual core CPUs is ORTHOS
. Run ORTHOS and check the load temp before any errors occur. Load temps at the IHS should not exceed 60.1Â°C, so imo you're better off using Speedfan to measure temperature than TAT, which will show the temps of the actual cores, that differ by a few degrees from the IHS temp in my experience. 60.1Â°C is the maximum operating temp of the E6600, so really, you don't want to be at, or even near this temp at load, although being at it, is better than exceeding it.
If you don't care about how long your chip is going to last, feel free to run it above it's maximum operating temperature of 60.1Â°C and at voltages exceeding 1.45v on air cooling and 1.55v on water. If you want it to survive for the next few years though, current thinking suggests you need to stay within 1.45v on air and below 60.1Â°C load temp at the IHS.