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Just installed the Q6600...im in bios messing around and CPU is showing 42c which is about 109 degrees...is that a normal Idle temp?
    
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Hmm, for stock frequencies that is pretty high actually. I've got mine at 3.0Ghz and I'm currently idling at about 32C on all cores. What is your fan setup like? Which case?
    
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Hmm, for stock frequencies that is pretty high actually. I've got mine at 3.0Ghz and I'm currently idling at about 32C on all cores. What is your fan setup like? Which case?
Thermaltake armor and Ultra ChillTec cpu cooler. Im not sure i the cooler is secure enough...not sure how tight to go.
    
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Thermaltake armor and Ultra ChillTec cpu cooler. Im not sure i the cooler is secure enough...not sure how tight to go.
OOh.... that's definitely not secure then. That cooler should be keeping things pretty low...

Just a few more questions so I can keep helping

What are your ambient temps?

What thermal-grease are you using?

Is the CPU/heatsink lapped?
    
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OOh.... that's definitely not secure then. That cooler should be keeping things pretty low...

Just a few more questions so I can keep helping

What are your ambient temps? huh? lol

What thermal-grease are you using? OCZ overclocking thermal paste

Is the CPU/heatsink lapped?
1: huh? lol
2: OCZ overclocking thermal paste
3? huh huh? lol
    
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Ambient temp is room temp.

Lapped is ur hs sanded down so it's flat

OCZ thermal paste i would scrap it and go shin or as5
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What are your room temps?

you obviosly haven't lapped if you don't even know what that is:

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room temp...is ok..im kinda hot cuz i been drinking...but overall i guess room temp is 70's.

and as far as lapped...i just added thermal paste to cpu and pealed the sticker off of the heatsink...and hooked her up.
    
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Ambient temp is room temp.

Lapped is ur hs sanded down so it's flat

OCZ thermal paste i would scrap it and go shin or as5
Agreed. Get rid of the OCZ... stuff... and get yourself some Arctic Silver 5. It's dirt cheap.
    
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Agreed. Get rid of the OCZ... stuff... and get yourself some Arctic Silver 5. It's dirt cheap.
whats the best way to remove the thermal paste?
    
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