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I just got my E6600 used from a member here on OCN. It is clocked at 3.6GHz right now with 1.5v vcore set in BIOS. Its running Orthos right now and hasn't crashed or had an error. If I set the vcore to 1.45v, i get Bsod in orthos. And the temps im getting now is idle:~34C and load: 63-67C, depends how high I set my fans. Now how should I push this chip more or did i reach my limit? Is my heatsink good enough(with AS5)?
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Push it more, also remember that your chip is a Quad core, and orthos only strresses 2 cores, not 4, you will need to use prime95 to stress them all. Does your board have any Vdroop? if possible try to find out. For instance my board has a serious Vdroop, I have to set my BIOS Vcroe to 1.525 for it to get IDLE voltage of 1.475, and under load it drops to 1.445 @ 3.8GHz.

*Edit* Just realized i thought you had a Quad core, LOLZ, my bad.
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My board has vdroop. When I set vcore to 1.494v in BIOS, under load i get 1.416v. If I set my vcore higher, my heatsink can't handle the heat. In nTune it says I am getting 70C under load and in Coretemp I am getting 63C-68C under load. Which one should I trust?
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My board has vdroop. When I set vcore to 1.494v in BIOS, under load i get 1.416v. If I set my vcore higher, my heatsink can't handle the heat. In nTune it says I am getting 70C under load and in Coretemp I am getting 63C-68C under load. Which one should I trust?
Core Temp. Because No real proof can be given reguarding the TJ Max of a chip simply because Intel will not release the information, and people are making their best educated guesses about it. I would trust Core Temp over NTune though.

Even with all that said, you shoudl really concider "Lapping" your CPU and HSF, It will lower your temps drasticly, sometimes 10-15c, But more commonly 5-8c. Which is totaly worth it. Let me grab you the link to my lapping.
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The CPU I just bought came lapped already and the Zalman 9700 seems flat already. If I run the CPU stock speeds, I get 27C.
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The CPU I just bought came lapped already and the Zalman 9700 seems flat already. If I run the CPU stock speeds, I get 27C.
Yes, But what yoou get at stock speeds really doesnt matter if your trying to overclock. You need to be concerned with whats going on at higher clock speeds. Iv'e never had an E6600, or a conroe for that matter, so i dont know what people say the maximum safe temp is.
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Either improve the cooling on your E6600 or drop the voltage (and thus your overclock). You need to keep the cores below 60.1°C under load conditions.
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Right now I have 1.45v set in BIOS and clocked at 3.6GHz. I am running Orthos now for about an hour and no problems. My temps are 33C idle and 55C load according to Coretemp.
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