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Hello.

I read that the max temp. for a Q6600 before shutting down is 72c, I was ripping and encoding a video from a DVD for my iPod Touch using HandBrake and my temps got to 71c. Cutting it a bit close i thought now I just read what the maximum temp is.

My room temperature is 26 celcius (hot for the UK without heating on !), and my CPU is at its stock settings.

Anyway, currently my temps are:
Core 0: 47c
Core 1: 47c
Core 2: 40c
Core 3: 46c

About 2 - 20% load right now.

SpeedFan is saying:

System: 33c
CPU: 32c (is this an average or something? :S)
Aux (what is this?): 119c :|
Core 0 - 3 the same as CoreTemp.

Now, I know I need a new cooler (currently using the Intel Stock) but I am a poor teenager so it has to wait

Do you think a reseat would help at all?

Thanks
Edited by Jaffa Cakes! - 6/7/08 at 12:38am
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post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by Jaffa Cakes! View Post
Anyway, currently my temps are:
Core 0: 47c
Core 1: 47c
Core 2: 40c
Core 3: 46c

About 2 - 20% load right now.
You need to know the temperatures under load ( OCCT, Orthos, etc.) to know if your CPU seating is correct. If a mount keeps the CPU below it's shutdown/throttling point, then you're OK

The best method is to do multiple reseatings until you determine the lowest load temp you can get. Then when you do a reseat and get that temp, you know it's the best you can do. You're looking a reseating as a problem fix. I look at it as a tool to get the lowest temps. See the difference?
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The temps were about 71c on maximum load (99-100% encoding the video)
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careful, m8... gonna be way more with orthos... mine is 15c less then orthos while encoding video

thx
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The temps were about 71c on maximum load (99-100% encoding the video)
Yeah, "maximum load" is kind of an odd thing. Flight sim X can pretty much max out my CPU usage, but my temps only hit like...45C, but in an orthos small FFT test, they'll hit 55C with that same "max" load.

Reseating could help...i had to do it when i built my rig, and it dropped load temps by several degrees.
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Get a better HSF. The stock one is a POS.
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post #7 of 17
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I have Speedstep enabled... lets just say I can hold my finger on the bottom of the HSF and not burn my self.

The drops in usage is where I stopped, then started it again to take a screenshot.



Where can I buy some Alcohol wipes or something to clean the TIM off in the UK?
Edited by Jaffa Cakes! - 6/7/08 at 10:54am
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those temps are very high for a Q6600 Go @ stock speeds... mine goes to about 62 @3.4GHz, but im using a Scythe cooler

If i remember right i used to get around 62 - 65 at load @2.4GHz (stock speed) with the Intel HSF
Edited by wiggy2k7 - 6/7/08 at 11:01am
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post #9 of 17
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Okay,

What cooler would you recommend I buy? I don't really want one of those massive heatsinks like the Thermalright Ultra-120

What would you recommend I take the TIM off with? Where can I buy it in the UK?

Thanks!
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Okay,

What cooler would you recommend I buy? I don't really want one of those massive heatsinks like the Thermalright Ultra-120

What would you recommend I take the TIM off with? Where can I buy it in the UK?

Thanks!
I say get this 1:

http://www.memory-configurator.co.uk...tel/index.html

Vendetta 2... Price Vs performance you cant go wrong, just as good as the TRUE

They get very good reviews:

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...ndetta_2/4.htm

EDIT... in fact, i might buy one myself

Or if you want a cheap cooler get the Arctic Cooler Freezer Pro 7, very good for the price... Around £20

With my Scythe Mine Rev B i have my Q6600 overclocked to 3.4GHz and at max load it only hits 62ish and thats with only 1 case fan that i use as an exhaust.
Edited by wiggy2k7 - 6/7/08 at 12:36pm
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