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I cooked my q6600 :(

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The EPIC FAIL of last night is that I cooked my lapped q6600. Observe:



The tuniq tower base is a bit larger than my TRUEs (I was doing my own review of the two, since I can pick from either), and when I bolted it down, I didn't notice that it had rested on one side on that little lip made by the R50s. I was already frustrated with temps, but when I checked my stock chip temp in BIOS, 75C was a little out of hand. Foolishly, I though maybe it was an error, and tried again. I think I had it turned on three times, and each time it went into thermal shutdown.

When I disassembled, I was horrified to see what had happened. To make a long story short, after resetting CMOS, the machine is up and running fine (I'm using it now). It Prime95's at stock for 8 hours just fine. However, my previously stable overclocks, my tried and true 3.5 and 3.6 voltage sets, now crap instantly.

So I will pass the lapped chip on to the guy who only uses word and watches smut, and it looks like I get a new q6600, the one he was going to get. It has a *slightly* higher VID, but at least it didn't make scrambled eggs.

Normally I'm very careful, but IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!

Laugh as you will...
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post #2 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abilor View Post

Normally I'm very careful, but IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!

Laugh as you will...
I cant laugh at that one..... My rule of thumb with these big heatsinks is to assemble on the board outside of the case, and double/triple check it to be sure its not uneven. I will usually always fire it up and do some testing outside the case as well....

1 more good precaution for any who will follow this thread is to do a dry run... meaning assemble it without TIM to make sure it fits, dont fire it up, just make sur it will seat properly.
My TRUE sits at a bit of an angle to keep the heatpipes from resting on the NB heatsink... Only know i needed to by looking it over before final install..

Hope the next Q6600 performs as well as the last...
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post #3 of 21
Looks good you lapped it so far theres nothing left lol..


F@H please!
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I cant laugh at that one..... My rule of thumb with these big heatsinks is to assemble on the board outside of the case, and double/triple check it to be sure its not uneven. I will usually always fire it up and do some testing outside the case as well....

1 more good precaution for any who will follow this thread is to do a dry run... meaning assemble it without TIM to make sure it fits, dont fire it up, just make sur it will seat properly.
My TRUE sits at a bit of an angle to keep the heatpipes from resting on the NB heatsink... Only know i needed to by looking it over before final install..

Hope the next Q6600 performs as well as the last...
This is normally what I do, was just impatient and frustrated. But yes, you are right. Don't run the engine without oil!!!
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post #5 of 21
how much do you want to sell it for???

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dupe post. Stupid network errors..

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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abilor View Post
So I will pass the lapped chip on to the guy who only uses word and watches smut, and it looks like I get a new q6600, the one he was going to get. It has a *slightly* higher VID, but at least it didn't make scrambled eggs.
I guess it's no big deal if it works OK but it sounds to me like you're kind of ripping the guy off if he's paying you to build him a PC. It may be working fine at stock but the problems you're having with it now indicate to me that it will probably have a decreased life span. At least give the guy a 3 year warranty on it or something since you're passing off damaged goods.

Of course if this is some kind of free build that you're doing for him then disregard all that.

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post #8 of 21
Wow... tough brake dude... at least you're Ok now!
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post #9 of 21
At least your house didnt burn down.
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Thats gotta sux I remember I burned a cpu back in the cyrix years I guess we all learn from our mistakes sooner or later
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