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Hello all, just got my new system e6600, tuniq tower p5b dlx and 1g gskill hz

1st thing i did was set the ram speed to 533 to get 1:1 with the cpu and then bumped the cpu clock speed to 333 to get 3 ghz shown below
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=146406

The idle cpu temp is 38 C. what program should i use to test load. also what OC you think i can get out of this system? 3.4-3.6 maybe?
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To stress test under load, use Orthos found here http://sp2004.fre3.com/beta/beta2.htm , it's very similar to Prime95 but it will test both cores for you. You can do that with Prime95 also, not hard but you have to set up two instances of it, and assign affinity to each core.

I would use TAT (Intel thermal analysis tool) for your cpu temp, you can get that here http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=115390. It will give you very accurate temp readings. Some people also use Coretemp to monitor cpu temp. It's also is very accurate from what I hear.


3.4-3.6ghz is very possible with that system. My first 6600 started maxing at around 3.3-3.4ish with around 1.5vcore. But my new one can do 3.6ghz. Some people are getting better now too, seems like some of the newer ones are clocking pretty well.
    
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wow 3ghz @ 38C idle? and under a tuniq? thats kinda high IMO after reading all the reviews about the tuniq.

im at 3.6ghz under a zalman 9700 and i idle low to mid 30C.

i used TAT to stress and monitor my cpu core temps. ive read that TAT stresses the cores more than any other program, so if your core temps are OK under TAT, you have nothing to worry about
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wow 3ghz @ 38C idle? and under a tuniq? thats kinda high IMO after reading all the reviews about the tuniq.

im at 3.6ghz under a zalman 9700 and i idle low to mid 30C.

i used TAT to stress and monitor my cpu core temps. ive read that TAT stresses the cores more than any other program, so if your core temps are OK under TAT, you have nothing to worry about
ur not counting ambient room temperature in the equation. He might have high room temps for all we know so that will push his idle higher.
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oh yeah, ambient temp..

i always seem to forget to factor that in.
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so on orthos that thing under teh temp will tell me if its at load?, i think i may have mounted my tuniq wrong. i didnt lap it and wasnt sure about how much paste to use
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Is this the way you put your TT120:



The fan (inside the TT120) blowing the to left in the same direction to where the exhaust fan blows.

Also, you have to consider what type of thermal paste you put and how much. Case's air-flow are a key factor and like Mikey said, room temp as well.
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so on orthos that thing under teh temp will tell me if its at load?, i think i may have mounted my tuniq wrong. i didnt lap it and wasnt sure about how much paste to use
If orthos is running and no failures come up, they're both at 100%. If you want to know for sure just press ctrl+alt+del on your keyboard to bring up task manager--->performance tab.


As for paste, this is how Arctic Silver recommends for dual core cpu http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._dual_wcap.pdf . I don't know if you're using AS5, some others are good too, but AS5 is almost always recommended round here, it's the good. Up until the dual core cpu's, it was recommended to put a tiny rice or BB sized (you know, like BB gun) dab. Too much is not a good thing. You just need a little, the heatsink spreads it out quite a bit, to cover the cores.

You can also follow the old BB way, I have it that way on my 6600 right now. This was before I found out the instructions had changed. Haven't bothered to change it to see if temps drop any. I'm getting good temps now, but I'll probably take it off eventually and do what they say, to see if maybe I drop a degree or two. For how much I usually put, I know how much it spreads, and I'm probably covering both cores already, so it may not change.
    
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i mounted my tuniq exacly as show, the out take is goin to the back of the computer, im using the thermal grease that came with the tuniq. its very thick stuff, hard to spread sticks to fingers like puddy
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alright here is an update, the zip below, the tuniq is running full blast.. the cpu is at idle. which temp should i believe? i need some advice plz

btw sry its in a zip file it exceeds the forum max for a bitmip
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