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Q6600 and EVGA 780i OC HELP PLEASE

post #1 of 9
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This is my first real gamming rig specs are as followed

Q6600 Default VID is 1.2625
Tuniq tower 120
EVGA 780i
StealthXsteam 600w
Geforce 8800 GS
1x 3.0/gbs 80gb sata (only windows)
1x 160gb ghost
Raidmax Smilidon Mid case

i have been messing with my voltages trying to get my cpu at stable temps for 2 weeks when i try 9x333 with the default voltage it runs sluggish and load times are screwed. BUT when i run it at 3.15ghz and stock voltage it runs better my onyl concern are my temps they seem to be pretty high or so iv been told

idle 39c-42c
load 43-50c

i took into account my ambient temps and cooled my room down but still pretty high unsteady temps

do these temps and voltages sound normal for the clock speed? any suggestions. temps in prime95 where up to 56-57c. but no errors after an hour or so PLEASE HELP!
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post #2 of 9
We have very similar rigs. 3.15 at stock voltage is awesome, I run 3.6 at 1.46. Anyway, your temps are fine. an idle in the low 40s or high 30s is great, and your load should be under 65C at all times. You are clearly in the green. No worries!
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post #3 of 9
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awsome iv been worried because iv heard so many different things, people say 50c is to high "i run 29 idle and 39 load on air" so iv been all sorts of confused on what to think
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post #4 of 9
That's all good for them, and sure, it's great to keep those temps down, but the highest operating temp from the intel spec sheet for a q6600 is 72C. Ouch! They're designed to run at 60C all day long though, so I've been told. The max intel voltage recommended is 1.5. Not that I want to run at that, but you get the idea. You're well within tolerance. In fact, you have room to overclock more. You could probably go to 3.4 solid, maybe even 3.6. You have a Tuniq Tower after all, make it sweat!
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post #5 of 9
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will do will do thank you for the help
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post #6 of 9
Have you 780i users modified northbridge cooling?
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post #7 of 9
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Iv got the northbridge fan that came with the mobo on there, would be hard to fit anything bigger on there with the tuniq
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post #8 of 9
Same here with my TRUE, though I have an Antec spot cooler blowing right on the north bridge. It gets me 10C off of the SPP temp!!! The only other upgrade that makes sense for me personally would be a watercooling block, though blocks for the CPU, SPP, and Dual-SLI is more ambitious than I can afford right now...
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post #9 of 9
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yeah same here id love to go watercooling but its not in my budget also love to go sli but that too is not possible , spot fan for your northbridge i should pick one of thoes up...thinking about switching my case to an antec nine hundred too or a case with a bottom mounted psu. the smilidon doesnt leave much room for cable managment so it screws up my airflow significantly
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