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Well... Things leak bleak. I know the Q6600 is supposed to run hotter than pretty much any of the dual core processors, but I can't tell by how much and what the threshold is. I just know these temps probably aren't good:



9700LED in a Stacker 830 Evo.
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No those dont look good, I would try reseating the HSF again and I would lap that puppy (but thats just me I lap everything)
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You shouldn't use the load option on TAT to find your loaded CPU temps because for some reason it stresses the CPU way harder than any real time application will.

I had the same problem a little while back, my CPU was hitting 68C under load with TAT load under a modest overclock. So what I did was I opened TAT to monitor my temps, and then started Orthos, stressed my CPU with that and then I played FEAR for 30 mins while my CPU was loading with Orthos, and the temps were 10C cooler than the stress TAT put on it.

You won't ever stress your CPU harder than Orthos+gaming simultaneously, so I take my temps from that, and not from the TAT stress test.
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I was going to get a Quad Core, but after so many ppl complaining about temps....i think i'll pass.
 
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post #6 of 14
Reseat your HSF. Use the LINE ACROSS method listed on Arctic Silver 5's website.

Don't use too much paste, I had the same issue.

Right now I'm @ 3.0ghz and my load highs after eleven hours are 58/59c. Also? Invest in some kinda cooling to kick the heat out of your case from your video card...

I stood a SilenX Fan up right beneath mines and after three minutes my load temps went down to 56/57c in TaT.

Q6600 - 62.5c
QX6700 - 65c
QX6800 - 58c

Those are intels max tCase temps.
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post #7 of 14
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Here's a stupid question...

I always spread the AS all over the top in a thin layer... AM I supposed to just use a line, and then just put the HS on? I hope I haven't been doing it wrong all this time. I got pretty nice temps on my 6420...
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I did that the frist time and my temps were terrible. Reseated like 11 times to date, really straight line-across both cores and my temps dropped. I'd say try the line-across method.
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post #9 of 14
That method you used isn't the best for C2D chips.

So here is a shot of my q6600 installed in the MB with AS5 right before I added the HS. It shows the right amount in my opinion given a lapped HS and CPU (which is a thicker line than I used before); the red triangle I drew shows where that tag is on the CPU, remember that on quad core chips, the dies are placed in a different located relative to a dual core, see the instructions on AS5's website for more):



I generated the temps in the far right box with that line of AS5 about 18 h after I installed the HS. I will say that the temps were higher before I let the full load go for a while, so there really is something to this concept of 'break-in' with AS5 at least.



If your temps don't improve you may want to consider lapping your CPU and HS; the vast majority of temp problems stem from poor contact between the HS and IHS on the CPU. C2D chips are notorious for having irregularly shaped IHS.

Read this thread, it contains my Q6600 lapping experience. Read this, it contains my Ultra-120 Extreme lapping experience. (Pics and results).
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Tyorik, your load temp is probably 58c instead of 73c (73 - 15 = 58), because the Tjunction of your cpu is most likely 100c. TAT only reads the right temp when your Tjunction is 85c. When it's 100c, you have to take 15c off what TAT tells you.
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