Originally Posted by Ignius
Well unfortunately I got paranoid with doing the process again by myself... so I decided to take it into a compter shop to have a professional take a look at my job.
He pointed out that indeed my heatsink was mounted poorly and was loose. He also suggested to me to use another heatsink if I planned on overclocking -- which do. So I had him install a whole new heatsink for me. He installed a Zalman CNPS9500. I forgot to ask him to put in arctic silver, so I think he used the stock one that came with it.
Anyhow.. the voltage of the cpu is still set to 1.2v... are there any performance drawbacks for that voltage? It seems pretty stable to me atm so I wonder if I should up it to 1.325v like it was originally.
Zalman will do you well. I have the 9700 on the Q6600, i used the thermal grease that came with the zalman too... no dramas to report.
Admittedly fairly cool here at the moment, but idle around 30 and 51 deg under load on all 4 cores.
If you're upping the voltage, just do it slowly in whatever increments your mobo will let you. Lower voltage the better, but then, a CPU is about as useful as tits on a bull if its not stable... try and find the balance, there's no secret formula... just get in there and have a go
Heck, im 3.15Ghz @ 1.28v, stock Vid is 1.31v...