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Q6600 to 3.2 - temps 66, 65, 52, 52

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I'm overclocked to 3.2, and 2 of my cores (when running prime 95) are at 52, and two are up around 65. any obvious reasons for this? not enough thermal grease, not lapped, etc?
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post #2 of 11
How much VCore are you running? Those temps are pretty high for a TRUE on a Q6600 G0 at that OC.
ALso, what ambient temp?
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That is too big of a difference, I would just try a reseat.
    
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thats seem to be pretty close. what is ur amb. temps? Any cable in ur tower seem to be causing airflow problems?
    
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post #5 of 11
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ambient temps are my room temps, right? thermostat in the house is set at 70.

yeah, the wires are all over, but the side of the case is off.

vcore is set at 1.4, but it says 1.36 in CPU-Z
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post #6 of 11
I would highly recommend doing the vdroop mod. That will allow you to run a lower vcore and still be stable, also, considering the temperature difference between the two sets of cores, you really need to reseat. Also make sure, all your fans are pulling or pushing in the right direction.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by murray8144 View Post
I'm overclocked to 3.2, and 2 of my cores (when running prime 95) are at 52, and two are up around 65. any obvious reasons for this? not enough thermal grease, not lapped, etc?

You might only be stressing 2 cores, make sure Prime95 is to run 4 threads.
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post #8 of 11
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its running 4 threads - there's also a descrepancy at idle

reseating - when i first applied thermal paste, it wasn't real...well, pasty. it was kind of clumpy, and I ended up with just a very thin, thin film. is that right?

what's the vdroop mod - i've been spending alot of time on the forum lately and haven't run into that
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post #9 of 11
There are instructions with pictures on the AS5's webpage on a) how much thermal grease and b) how you should apply on a quad.
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post #10 of 11
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yeah - i wasn't applying nearly enough - after a reapplicaton, my temps are at 27-30 idle, and 55 or so at load. that's at 3.6.
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