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Presently I have my Q6600 at 3.6Ghz 1.39v BIOS 51c load Prime95 stable 10 hours. I have yet to take advantage of the push and pull method and only using 1 Panaflo 120mm fan in the push direction full speed at 2705 RPM (114.7 CFM).

Question: If I get another Panaflo fan and some Ultra 120 eXtreme fan Clips for the pull direction, how much more would my temps go down if at all?

The reason I ask is because I am capable of booting at 3.8 and 4.0 but the temps go over 70 c when I run Prime95. I am looking for any responses from Q6600 and Thermalright Ultra-120 users with the push and pull configuration who would give some input on their temps. Thanks.




And here is my validation for 4.0Ghz!
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=370935
Edited by Nolander - 6/18/08 at 6:22pm
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You can try lapping the heatsink and chip, that should drop load temps by 5c or more.
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Adding another fan isnt worth it IMHO. Just makes a lot more noise for about 3C off load. You're better off lapping to stay under 65C.
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Adding another fan isnt worth it IMHO. Just makes a lot more noise for about 3C off load. You're better off lapping to stay under 65C.
What temps are you getting at 3.6?
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What temps are you getting at 3.6?
32-36 idle, 48-53 load. Was a lot less about a month ago, but summer hit fast. Keep in mind that's lapped, with the bearing mod, with the Ultra Kaze 3000 at 9V.
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the time has come young grasshopper, you are ready for water cooling...
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Quote:
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the time has come young grasshopper, you are ready for water cooling lapping...
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Sorry, made a mistake xD. LN2RD
Edited by kathman - 6/19/08 at 2:48am
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You can run the cores up to 83-84 degrees. The 71 degrees in the intel spec sheet is the overall cpu temp NOT the cores. Mine didn't error out till 85 degrees(on the cores) in prime95 when i was testing with a tuniq.

You have plenty of room to play with. I would put the voltage at 1.45 and see whats the temps are. If it can handle 1.45 alright then test 1.5 volts. After you find the max voltage then start bumping the freq. Don't go over 1.5 volts though.

Edit: This is a pic of mine atm. It runs like this all the time with no problems. I have a video encoding that takes 21 hours right now using all 4 cores so thats the max temp it ever gets to. I had better temps with my tuniq but after I pried the backplate off the mobo I can't use it anymore so the enzotech has stayed on. That'll teach me to test different heatsinks lol.

Edited by Azazel - 6/19/08 at 3:18am
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Don't go past 71C on the cores, it's against forum rules.

As if that weren't enough, it reduces life and is none-1337.
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