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how useless is the stock intel hs on a quad?

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ok, ive herd about some crazy temps on quad cores using some pretty high end air coolers. so, how useless is the stock fan on full load? does it keep it at under 65c. just wondering if i should save up for a cool loop. or use my current typhoon.
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Since it was worthless on the single-core p4s, I can't imagine it would be anywhere near decent on the quad cores.
post #3 of 15
Could depend on the Quad itself. It's becoming obvious that the QX series Quads produce much more heat than the Q6600. So on a Q6600? The HSF i'd say would be good up to about 2.8 and that's up from 2.4ghz stock. I'd also speculate that with good airflow your temps are gonna be about 58 - 60c on load for that OC.

Anything beyond 2.8 on a Q660?? Probably aftermarket cooling. As far as the QX's? From Murlocke's constant temp reports and what I've seen from others... I'd NEVER run a stock HSF on one of those demons.
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LOL. only stock intel hs i had was from my current 6600 and it was so scrawny i patted my back for ordering the big typhoon. so i guess its time to dig for another $400 for a good water loop. maybe even a tec i guess. damn intel. the great make multi taskers, play your favorite games in full hd and also warm up your room, great for winter. no, i have a space heater that subs as a computer. haha. thanks. ive always ran on stock, on the days before i learned my addiction. now, only stock thing in my computer is the case an psu itself. as5 is really great, i even put it on my xbox and other electrical devices.
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post #5 of 15
I just recently purchased a Q6600, and I haven't had a chance to replace the stock HSF yet. According to TAT, core 0 and core 1 are at 55-60°C while idle.

Edit - ambient temperatures are roughly 23°C
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Did you use aftermarket paste or the block of crap that came on it? That'll make difference for sure.
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I just recently purchased a Q6600, and I haven't had a chance to replace the stock HSF yet. According to TAT, core 0 and core 1 are at 55-60°C while idle.
Pwnt...Load temps gotta be in the 80's, which is not good...get a better HSF asap
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post #8 of 15
It's useful on a non-overclockable Xeon Quad X3220 or 5xxx series.

It is also useful for other quads at stock.

As for OC, it can only go a bit before the temps hit 60 or so.
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post #9 of 15
completely and utterly useless, unless you swap off the fan possibly, it simply burns up...
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post #10 of 15
Has anyone actually tried it with AS5? Just for the hell of it?
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