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I overclock my Q6600 to 400x8=3.2G and am now running OCCT on it. The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L. I set the Vcore to 1.35v max and it currently read 1.26v. I'm also using the Arctic Cooling Freeze 7 Pro and the case is an Antec Sonata III with a 120mm fan running at hi.

The room temperature is about 27 degrees and the 4 cores read between 62-70 degrees by Core Temp when I close the case, or 58-66 when I open the case.

Is this hot? If so, how can I improve it? Should I reseat the heatsink and buy some AS5? Or is this because the case is of bad design and therefore I need some extra fans or even change it?

Your comments are welcome. If you're also OC an Q6600, I would also like to see your core temps. Thanks
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post #2 of 32
It's good up until 71.2 Degrees.
post #3 of 32
Yeah cuttin it close. Thermal spec from Intel is 71°

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post #4 of 32
Yea I would definitely back off it a lil bit cuz you really dont wanna be right on the threshold of blowin that sucker sky high

Also about the voltage drop...
That is normal whatever you set in BIOS is usually alot lower in windows then when the CPU is under load it drops further
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post #5 of 32
I think it's too hot for just being 1.35v. If I were you, I would get some as5 and reseat that hs for sure. It's cutting it to close.
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post #6 of 32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by se7en56 View Post
Yeah cuttin it close. Thermal spec from Intel is 71°

But what's about the 95 degrees and 105 degrees limit? What do they mean?
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post #7 of 32
That is the tjmax which is some kind of equation and i forget what it means but that is DEFINITELY not the limit your CPU will shut pc down at 72*. I forget the exact way the TJMax works but im sure someone can tell us
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post #8 of 32
Are those temps normal load or from a program like orthos or prime?

Running your cpu at max thermal variance is a good way to wear it out fairly quickly.


1.35 vcore after vdroop with the "stock" intel cooler should only be in the low 50's. The AC7 while not great with quads should better than even given your high ambient temps.
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post #9 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Are those temps normal load or from a program like orthos or prime?
yeah, are they load or idle, because you should begin to run around screaming if those are idle.
at least i would
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post #10 of 32
TJMAX settings for example, a Q6600 (G0) stepping may have a tjmax of either 95 or 105 (again, these are people’s best guesses). If tjmax is 105, then Core Temp = 105 - DTS, (Digital thermal sensor). THIS DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE LIMIT FOR THE CHIP IS 105 °C! In this example, let’s say the DTS value is 50. Therefore, Coretemp = 105-50 = 55 °C. If tjmax is 95, the math becomes 95-50 = 45 °C. Don’t worry about doing this calculation; all the temp monitoring software will do it for you. I only mention it so you can understand what’s going on.


Q6600 GO thermal ceiling is 71C

Intel has not released the TJMAX figures for any processor. This is all educated speculation and testing with digital thermometers that created programs like Coretemp and Realtemp.
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