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Dude, your idles are MAD high.

My idles are 38c in Tat. Q6600 3.0ghz @ 1.325vCore. 58c load.

please take a picture of your heatsink so we can make sure you took off the grey square patch before you put extra AS5 on. If you've done that, then the stock heatsync is one serious POS.
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By the way I purchased this computer from ebay (I know a lot of people are against this but it was a no risk purchase, an amazing deal and the guy has been really great about everything) Do you think anything is wrong with the cpu? or did I do any damage to it? I can get my money back any time so just let me know what you think. FYI I am running 2 case fans inside of an original CM stacker with the stock heatsync.
It's your stock fan. Those quads are just smoking hot. It seems high even for a stock cooler and stock clock but no biggi. I'm sure that a new cooler, the tt120 or thermalright will be much better.

Watercooling is where you should really be at with any quad imo. GL and let us know.
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It's your stock fan. Those quads are just smoking hot. It seems high even for a stock cooler and stock clock but no biggi. I'm sure that a new cooler, the tt120 or thermalright will be much better.

Watercooling is where you should really be at with any quad imo. GL and let us know.
Yes I totally agree and I am just saving up to purchase the water cooling setup. Before I purchase that though I want to make sure that there is nothing wrong with the CPU, seeing as this system was purchased on ebay... before I invest my money into water cooling and more components I want to make sure that there is nothing wrong with any of the parts given to me.
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post #54 of 73
Unless you have lots of experience with WC, you might go ahead and shell out for the TT120, or some other high performance cooler. I personally recommend the Thermalright 120-Extreme, but it's probably hard to find it in stock. I've heard good things about the Enzotech Ultra-X or whatever.

Anything other than stock is what you're looking for. If you don't want to invest in a really top notch Air cooler, you might consider even the Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro, which is a top notch little budget solution.
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Is a stock cooler at stock specs really that bad, though?
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post #56 of 73
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Is a stock cooler at stock specs really that bad, though?
It doesn't matter. I mean jeez, they've been using the same budget design for the last what? 4-5 years? Quad core means 4 cores under a heatsink designed to cool 1 core originally? It's really not that effective of a solution. The Freezer 7 Pro that I mentioned is about 20$ from a quick froogle.google.com search, and it dances around stock cooling like nobody's business.
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If the Freezer 7 Pro is OOS, I'm a big fan of the Cooler Master Hyper TX as well. Newegg doesn't list it for twice it's retail price either.
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post #58 of 73
Dude, lower the voltage some too, that might be a big problem. If it's set to auto in the BIOS that is.
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I am really interested in WCing it, it would be the best solution and will give it a nice long life.

I was checking the bios and it has my memory bus frequency at 800 but its 1066 8500 xms2 ram, can this make any difference? My cpu volt usage is 1.350v

I am not sure what this is HT nforce SPP <-> MCP but that has a red dot next to it and its at 1.450V
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Does this all look alright?

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