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post #1 of 12
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Hello all

i have my Q 6600 running idle with no OC at

33c

i have this processor in a water cooling loop with two 8800 GTX before it. they are both running below 50c on idle.

what do you guys think? can i OC this processor? or are the idle temps too high?
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post #2 of 12
That's a pretty good idle temp I'd say. You've got over 20 degrees to work with, so get overclockin'! Just keep the proc under 60 load or so.
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post #3 of 12
What radiator do you have in this loop?
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post #4 of 12
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the radiator came with my WC case that i bought. it has 3 fans on it. its a beast. ill see if i cant find the model number

the case was the Kandalf by thermaltake
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post #5 of 12
if you have a GO, your thermal limit is 71c. have you stress tested yet?
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post #6 of 12
Not the greatest RAD and cooling setup with that thermaltake, if its the one im thinkin it is....I was looking at it a while back in compusa(tigerdirect) and asked a few peeps for info on it..
turn off eist and speed step in bios, and use core temp to monitor you temps.... My highest core is usually #0 and is 35 idle on air...

T.R.U.E. 2 120mm fans push-pull
Lapped with Lapped Q6600

temps via core temp
Idle
35/28/31/34

Load
58/51/51/58

this is at 3.24GHz - 1.42 volts idle and 1.34 volts load (vdroop)

hope its a decent reference point to your setup
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post #7 of 12
Why are your two 8800 GTX before your CPU?
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post #8 of 12
you might want to run a stress test first to see whats your temp then decide if you want to OC or not.
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post #9 of 12
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I put the GTX before my CPU because i thought that was a good idea... does anyone have any reaons for me to think otherwise?

while running 3dmark 06, my gpu temps stay about the same, my cpu jumps up to a max of 44c.

i have 2 8800gtx and both are running the coolest they have ever run.

the only thing that is remaining from the original kandalf is the cpu cooler and the rad.. i have replaced the resevoir and the pump with far better variants...

thank you so much for all your input guys.

which is a good cpu/gpu stress test program?

im thinking maybe i need another rad between the CPUS and the CPU?
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post #10 of 12
Your CPU will run cooler if its goes before the GPU's. The GPU's can handle higher heat levels then the CPU.

It would be good to run a seperate loop for your CPU or GPU's whichever.
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