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So I am doing an overclock on my Q6600. Currently I am at a 3.2ghz overclock with a zalman 9700 heatsink. My idle temps are 42. As soon as I do a small FFT in prime 95 it almost instantly jumps to 76c and then climbs all the way to 82c and up unless it is stopped.
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It is warm for G0 Q6600 at 3.2G. Did you use thermal grease for the zalman 9700? May need to reseat it.
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Is that the lowest stable voltage you can use? if you havent tried ,lower it a notch,might wanna reseat your zalman too
    
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That's really bad, stay under 71 if you have a G0 Q6600, if you have a B3, keep it under 62.

You should re-seat the heatsink, your temps shouldn't be that high.
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I think I will definitely reseat. Right now I am going to attempt lowering the voltage.
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waay too high for that voltage.....
something is wrong with that, reseat as suggested before with just a dab of TIM on the center of the cpu.


but IMO you should lap both of them, or at least the zalman. My Q6600 had a mountain in the center, lapping gave me great results
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That's really bad, stay under 71 if you have a G0 Q6600, if you have a B3, keep it under 62.

You should re-seat the heatsink, your temps shouldn't be that high.
yeah...i agree, reseat and reapply thermal grease. it looks like the we are running the similar settings as well as the same heatsink/fan...although, mine is at 100%, not sure if yours is also at 100%. here are my temps. mind you, these are with room temp between 60F-65F degrees. i just purchased an additional fan to help keep it cool because my system temp seems to be running pretty high. well, higher than normal.
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post #8 of 9
It's damn near impossible to seat a 9700 improperly, the more likely cause is the mounting bracket on the back of the board is crooked.
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Seat as in thermal grease. Not the sink itself.
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