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Update: I reseated my HSF and reapplied thermal compound, but there doesn't seem to be much of a difference. The 3rd core is still lower than the rest, and temperatures are still high. Actually, I changed my overclock before I did this, so my temperatures should be way different.

I'm running with FSB set at 435 with 8x multiplyer. I get initial idle temperatures of 42C, 38C, 35C, and 40C. My load temperatures are pretty high; I'm nearing the limit for my Q6600, which is 72C. My idle temperatures after load seem to be much higher too, about 3-5C higher.

Is there any way to keep the cpu fan on high speed the whole time? Also, should I consider upgrading to another HSF? Suggestions?

Note: I expected my temperatures to be higher not only because I changed my BIOS settings, but I used some crappy Best Buy thermal compound. So maybe I need to get a better HSF and better TIM.
Edited by aznkorean - 5/29/08 at 9:46pm
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I would recommend lapping.

sounds like your cpu isn't entirely flat.

You must also lap your heatsink for best contact.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thawny View Post
I would recommend lapping.

sounds like your cpu isn't entirely flat.

You must also lap your heatsink for best contact.
dear god read the posts before this...
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dear god read the posts before this...
dear god, he hasn't tried any of those methods.
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post #25 of 26
I think what he is trying to say is lapping is not the answer to all. Lapping has risk involved and done poorly could make things worse. He's not too far off as it is, and unless his IHS or HSF are really bad lapping may make no difference for him whatsoever.
    
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at idle at stock speeds i had a full 10c differnce but that went away once i overclocked and full load.
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