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Q6700 Overclocked - seem ok?

post #1 of 7
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Hey - Just received my q6700 today and decided to try overclocking it.
At the moment i've managed to get it to 3.4ghz and prime stays stable for a small while ( I will be running prime for a lot longer later on but haven't had the time right now ).
The Core Voltage is at 1.344v.
The NorthBridge, SouthBridge and HT Voltages are around 1.3, 1.5 and 1.6v.

Fan: Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B + 120mm Fan.
My Case is a Jeantech Aqua. I have a 120mm fan pulling air in from the front, two 80mm fans on the side pulling air in and a 120mm fan pushing air out at the back along with the PSU's fan.

I was wondering whether my temperatures are ok.
At the moment i'm using my Zalman Fan Controller to set the fans at different speeds.
With all the fans on low, Everest is giving me these readings:
(All temps in degrees)
Idle:
Motherboard: 35
CPU: 40
Core 1: 49
Core 2: 48
Core 3: 43
Core 4: 44
When I put fans on full I get a drop of about 3 Degrees.

When at full load on Prime 95, my temps go to about 58 on all cores and the cpu about 45 - 48. ( This is with fans on full )

My motherboard is an Asus P5N-D 750i.

I was wondering whether lowering the voltage would keep my cpu speed the same but lower my temps a bit. I've just reapplied Arctic 5 Thermal paste to the cpu because there was not much on earlier but it doesnt seem to have affected my temperatures that much.

Any Suggestions are extremely welcome.
I'm new to overclocking so please bare with me.

Thanks a lot


P.S. When I look on everest and see my core temps and the cpu temp - which should I take note of as my Processor temperature?
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post #2 of 7
If they are idle temps then they are a bit high considering your V Core....

I haven't really tried lowering my V Core yet to find my lowest stable voltage for 3.6 but yes you are doing fine.
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by warnesey333 View Post
I've just reapplied Arctic 5 Thermal paste to the cpu because there was not much on earlier but it doesnt seem to have affected my temperatures that much.

Any Suggestions are extremely welcome.
I'm new to overclocking so please bare with me.

Thanks a lot


P.S. When I look on everest and see my core temps and the cpu temp - which should I take note of as my Processor temperature?
Artic silver 5 does take a few thermal cycles before it takes full effect.
post #4 of 7
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Just tried getting 3.6 out of it but no luck - may try a little later but increasing the voltage anymore on any of the points ive mentioned would no doubt give me unwanted heat.

Any advice on a different cpu cooler?
Thanks
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post #5 of 7
Up the nb to 1.4 or 1.45 and bump up the vcore a bit.
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post #6 of 7
Some good cooler choices - OCZ Vendetta 2, Kingwin RVT-12025, Lapped Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, Xigmatek HDT-S1283.

The OCZ comes with a good fan. I think you have to buy the fan yourself for the others.

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post #7 of 7
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cheers - for some reason now running prime has taken my cores to 68 tops and 60 below.
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1TB + 600GB + 300GB + 500GB Jaunty 9.04 Dual 24" Hyundai/Samsung Mac Keyboard 
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