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post #1 of 13
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Test #1
Frequency: 3.6GHz (8 x 450)
Vcore = 1.48v
Vdimm = 2.2v
Northbridge (SPP) = 1.5v
Load temp: 77C

Test #2
Vcore = 1.42v
Load temp: 70C

Just a little concerned because compared to my 780i, the northbridge voltage becomes red at 1.4v as opposed to the 780i's 1.5+... is it harmful for me to be running a red colored voltage (according to BIOS) 24/7?
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post #2 of 13
Not sure about the NB, but I would keep your CPU in the low 60's at most.
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post #3 of 13
yeah 77 is a bit warm on the Q6600, I believe thermal limit is 72. Lap the cpu and tuniq n you should be OK.. I dont like it higher than 62c, but thats just me being nervous..

Thanks for the post tho, Im interested in this board and how its going to hold up on OC'n the Q66
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post #4 of 13
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yea 77 is a little warm but it is hot here and that was after full load for 2+ hrs... I doubt my temps would ever reach that high doing normal computer activities...

However I'm going to monitor my temps over the coming weeks and see if they drop as the AS5 settles

Maybe I will try a lower Vcore and do a stress test

Honestly, lapping is not on my to-do list right now... Don't really have the willpower or the time
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post #5 of 13
it prolly wont get that hot in day to day activities, maybe after some gaming it will get high, I know mine in my vid edit software gets 100% load but is still -10c than when Im running prime.


Just making sure you realize your past the recommended max temp for your chip.
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post #6 of 13
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Test #2
Vcore = 1.42v
Load temp: 70C
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post #7 of 13
Looks a bit high for 1.42 volts. Maybe you should try lapping or reseal the cooler.
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post #8 of 13
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reseated the Tuniq with slightly less AS5 this time... Still after 3 hours prime95, load temp is 72-73C...... am I doing something wrong?

it is on a 72'F day with the AC off, so room was kinda warm when i walked in...

is lapping really my only option?
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Microsis do you have Everest installed? If so does it say your mobo temp is like a 124c like mine?
    
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post #10 of 13
You could also try running the Q6600 @ 9x 400 mhz, it would be slightly less FSB, but same effective hertz. Should also allow you to lower the vcore a bit while sustaining less than a 3-5% drop in speed.

I did the opposite on my chip to overclock it w/o raising the vcore much by changing the multi to 8 x 400, when I test the cpu with any program it reads the 1600 mhz @ 3.6 ghz, but it's actually clocked at 3.2 in the bios.

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