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My Q6600 too hot?

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I purchased the following:

- Q6600
- Gigabyte P35-DS3L
- 4GB of OCZ Plat memory (I think 5-4-4 DDR2)
- Sonana3 case
- GeForce 8800GT card

When idle, temp shows around 45. Once I run World of Warcraft, it approaches 70. Isn't this a bit too hot? I have not even started OC yet. Ambient temp is not very hot since this one is in the basement and it is a winter right now after all.

Becuase of this, I am considering buying a better cooler instead of using the stock one. I'm hoping that I can OC to around 3.0 or 3.2. Which would be a good value cooler?

EDIT: My Q6600 is of course G0.
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post #2 of 26
Go with a Tuniq Tower and you can take it to 3.4 comfortably.
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post #3 of 26
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So is it normal that Q6600 hits 70 with game generated loads? I don't think Wow is even quad-core friendly...
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post #4 of 26
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I went through more messages from this section and now I am more concerned. I am using SpeedFan program to measure the temp and apparently this thing under reports temp and I should be using CoreTemp program. I'll try it tonight with CoreTemp but does this mean I have a bad CPU that overheats easily?
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post #5 of 26
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So is it normal that Q6600 hits 70 with game generated loads? I don't think Wow is even quad-core friendly...
Nope. You need to reseat your heatsink.

I'm assuming you're running stock, make sure the HSF is on properly.

Actually, open your comp up, push the heatsink (lightly) towards your case.

See if the temps go down, if they do, you definitley need to reseat it.
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post #6 of 26
Another thing that might be happening is that the stock heatsink isn't making full contact with the CPU, but enough contact that it doesn't crash from heat. One of the ways to test this is to push down on your heatsink while you are running at load, if the temperatures lessen, then it's time to buy some Artic Silver 5 and reseat. You should probably buy Artic Silver 5 anyway, even if you are still going to use the stock heatsink.
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post #7 of 26
If your Q6600 is a "B3" (look for SL9UM on the box) then 70 degrees on the stock cooler is quite possible. But, if you have a "G0" (SLACR on the box) then 70 is WAY too high. My B3 hits 62 degrees under load at 3.15GHz
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post #8 of 26
The Intel stock HSF is crap. I'd invest in a Tuniq if I were you. My Q6600 runs at 3.2ghz and the highest temp I hit is around 55c. Hows the airflow in your case too that makes a difference. My CPU won't go above 60c load even if I turn the Tuniq's fan off. If I were you though I'd buy a Tuniq and some AS5 or Shin-Etsu compound and your temps will drop considerably and you will be able to hit that 3.2ghz easy.
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post #9 of 26
forget about reseating that stock hsf and buy a tuniq, stock sux, get it oc'ed!
    
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post #10 of 26
I actually have the same problem as you, my Q6600 hit ~50c as soon as I boot and goes in the ~70c when i launch a game (and that, in just 3 sec). after less than 3 min it goes past 80c (I use CoreTemp) and well.. it scare the crap outta me! I still have the stock fan/cooler that came with the CPU but will change soon for an after market one. Some told me that my Heat sensor are simply f*cked and to not bother (that also mean no OC since nothing can read the good Temp) and others told me that by changing the heatsink everything will comeback to normal.


maybe its my Mobo (sensor) or my CPU.. maybe the temp really goes that high but in any case, if the after market heatsink doesn't solve my problem I'll RMA that :swearing:

What bother me is that my PC is ~2.5 month old and even tho it goes past 70c and even 80c, I still have to run into any boot failure or anything that would suggest that my CPU is crapping out because of the heat.
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