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my q6600 LIKES the heat???

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when i had my q6600 on air i was idleing in the 40's and loading in the upper 60's, but it would overclock to 3.2 Ghz. then i got watercooling and my idle temps went down to around 27 and load around 40 but it wouldn't overclock past 2.9. then i re seated my waterblock but i did something wrong and my idle temps were in the 40's and load temps were in the low 60's but again it would overclock better this way... is there any good reason for this to happen? i don't understand how i can overclock higher if i have higher temps.
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I gusse that the heat would make the cpu "softer" or somthing and make the electricity flow better or somthing.
    
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I gusse that the heat would make the cpu "softer" or somthing and make the electricity flow better or somthing.
What? In that case 5Ghz on AIR here i come jk

Anyway, that seems very odd.
 
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Perhaps there is something in your BIOS that monitors the temperature and when the temp reaches a certain temp it changes an internal setting or something like that?
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Perhaps there is something in your BIOS that monitors the temperature and when the temp reaches a certain temp it changes an internal setting or something like that?
Probably the best guess so far.

Heat wouldn't make your processor perform better physically, why do you think people use phase change. Superconductivity = cold, not hot.
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What are your volts when i was overclocking my 4200+ i got a lower temp wiht higher volts.I know it sound odd but i got my temps down for 63c to 55c with 1.4000volts on my rig maybe you should up the volts some.
    
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i have them at 1.525v to get it to 3 ghz right now but my temps are WAY too high (50 C idle!!!) i keep re seating my waterblock but idk what i'm doing wrong.
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That is very odd indeed.

I never tried OCing on air so I can't really say much there.

On water though I'm cruising along at 3.2 @ 1.400V with load temps of 55C. I really don't see why you'd have a harder time reaching a high OC with water.

What voltage did you need for 3.2 on air?

Another possibility is that your NB or voltage regulators are overheating without the extra blow off from a heat sink fan. Are you properly cooling these? I'm using the optional fan that came with my mobo for the volt. regs. and a 90mm fan for the NB.

I'd really think you'd be able to get a higher oc with water cooling.
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