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As some of you may recall, I had issues keeping my Q6600 G0 below 70 when running WoW (which is not a CPU intensive game to begin with). Keeping the side case pannel open kept it below 70 but still hovers around high 60s.

I've installed another 120mm fan (2000rpm one) on my Sonata 3 near the front to pull more air in. When I shut the side pannel, the temp goes back to 70!

Pressing the Intel stock heat sink doesn't help either. I had to open side pannel again. Now I am beginning to think I should re-seat the stock one. If I do this, do I need to re-apply the heat compounds? I don't have one at the moment.

I have another question - when I took the stock heat sink from the package, I remember it had couple of flat grey pieces (I assume those are heat compounds) on the base. Was I supposed to just slap the base on the CPU directly or was I supposed to have done something to it before that?

By the way, I've ordered Tuniq Tower 120. Hope this helps.
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post #2 of 11
you can try to reseat it but you are going to want to re-apply some new thermal compound. If you don't have any just wait until your Tuniq get there, it should come with some that you can use when you mount the tuniq.

you were right when you put on the stock HS. That gray crap is the cheap compound the stick the the bottom of the HS. No need to do anythinge else before you put it on.
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I installed CoreTemp yesterday to get more accurate temp. Once again I got surprised. Assuming it reports correct temperatures, it hoovers around mid 70s when Wow is running - all 4 cores! This is higher than what FanSpeed reported.

At this point, I'm not sure if I can wait for Tuniq to arrive or I should buy some heat compound and try reseating the stock cooler. It simply doesn't make sense for my CPU to go that high given what others are getting.

Is it too much for my Antec Sonata III case to handle the following?

- Q6600 G0 (not OCed for now)
- two 120mm fans each going at 2000rpm
- 2 HDs
- 4GB of RAM (2x2), non-overclocked
- Gigabyte P35 DS3

I hope Tuniq will fix the problem for good as I don't want to permanently leave the case open.

Also, I tried to lower the voltage from 1.2 to 1.175 through BIOS. Strangely FanSpeed still reports 1.2. Is this normal?
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post #4 of 11
What kind of tempeture is it in your computer room? That obvioulsy has a bearing on what kind of temps your cpu will get, but 70C seems high to me. Guys with quads will be able to answer more intellegibly about the temps and what is normal. When does your Tuniq get in?
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This is in the basement office. The room is cold enought hat I have to wear a fleece to be comfortable. I suspect ambient temp is around 18. The PC is sitting on top of my desk away from any heat source, so I doubt that is the problem.

I think all the heat are generated internally.

Could my 8800GT card be doing this? It doesn't feel hot touching it with hand.
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post #6 of 11
When i had my q6600 on stock cooling i never had it above 45 while double running a stress test, my ambient was around 70f. You definantly either applied the thermal paste wrong or seated the sink wrong.
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How many exhaust fans do you have?
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Krokadyel View Post
When i had my q6600 on stock cooling i never had it above 45 while double running a stress test, my ambient was around 70f. You definantly either applied the thermal paste wrong or seated the sink wrong.

That's what I'm figuring too. Cannot be the paste since they were laid on when it came in the package. I did nothing to them. They must be not sitting right.

May be I should buy a paste and try re-sitting. Or be lazy and wait for Tuniq to arrive.
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Originally Posted by Gollie View Post
How many exhaust fans do you have?
Just one at the back. Sonata III has a place for fan just behind the HDs - this one pulls air into the case.
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Originally Posted by Tiny011 View Post
That's what I'm figuring too. Cannot be the paste since they were laid on when it came in the package. I did nothing to them. They must be not sitting right.

May be I should buy a paste and try re-sitting. Or be lazy and wait for Tuniq to arrive.
Yeah, if you have a tuniq on the way whats the point in doing the extra work.
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