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post #1 of 19
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Hey guys,

My Q6600 came in today. After installing it my temps read out 70'C idle. I think this is to high? I was able to run my E6320 OC'ed to 3.5 with 1.4V at idle temps around 40 degrees. I knew the Q6600 gets hotter, but 30'C higher then a pretty heavily overclocked E6320 seems realy high.
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post #2 of 19
Did you seat the CPU fan right? Did you use thermal gel or good thermal gel? I'd try reseating the fan. Could just be lifted off a bit on one or two sides.
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post #3 of 19
thats not right considering 72.5 is the limit for the q6600. I would try reseating and making sure you dont use to much as5.
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post #4 of 19
the quad cores put out much more heat.
but unless your running a stock cooler then yes 70c is pretty high.
they can stand quite alot of heat compared to a c2d.
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I'm on watercooling and temps are just skyrocketing, temps are even going higher now coming close to 75'C, the board is at 37'C and the MCP is at 45'C. I just don't get it, I'll try to see weather my Zalman 9500 gives out similar readings.
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post #6 of 19
thats crazy and definately not good. I thought the max temp for them was 72 so be carefull with it.
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post #7 of 19
You want to reseat that thing asap. Make sure you put about a grain of rice (size) worth of AS5. Let the heatsink squish it and spread it for you.

Also, make sure your waterblock is well cranked down.

Verify no capacitors or anything are holding the heatsink up.

Then, make sure you have proper flow and got all the air out of your system.

70C at idle is ABSOLUTELY unacceptable.
    
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post #8 of 19
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It's idleing at 58'C on stock cooling. As far as I can see right now, the waterblock isn't fully touching the CPU. Only partially cause it only leaves a partial print from the cooling gel.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kluit View Post
It's idleing at 58'C on stock cooling. As far as I can see right now, the waterblock isn't fully touching the CPU. Only partially cause it only leaves a partial print from the cooling gel.
Thats your problem right there. RESEAT!!! Correct way of placing gel is a THIN LINE across.
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Thats your problem right there. RESEAT!!! Correct way of placing gel is a THIN LINE across.
I know that is the way to do it for the Dual Cores but is this still the correct way for the Quads?
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