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I just took apart my computer to re-seat the heat sink on the CPU and the temps right now are 48c 45c Idle. I am currently over clocked from 2.4 to 2.9 with a Zalman 9500A heat sink on the CPU, is this alright to run at? Maxed out during 3DMark06 it hit 62c which IMO would be rather warm.

Core Volt - 1.312
FSB - 1275
Freq. - 2.9Ghz
Non lapped/vdroop modded (780i)

Now to me that doesn't seem so rough.. but who knows. Just looking for some other opinions on this matter, I may have to down clock back to 2.4 or around there =-\\ Damn high temps.

*Edit* This is the heat sink on the CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118003
Edited by CoolerMasterD - 6/21/08 at 9:56pm
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post #2 of 18
ouch you do know that 6oc is the max temp for b2's
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60.1°C is the max temps that intel says so you might wanna get a new heatsink or remount it again to get little lower temps.
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Yeah I figured thats a tad hot. I'll just clock it back down and worry about it when I order my Q9550 after the price drop

Though after over clocking I ran 3DMark06 and benched 12.9k :-) I am happy about that, we'll see what happens with the quad core.
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Originally Posted by CoolerMasterD View Post
Yeah I figured thats a tad hot. I'll just clock it back down and worry about it when I order my Q9550 after the price drop

Though after over clocking I ran 3DMark06 and benched 12.9k :-) I am happy about that, we'll see what happens with the quad core.
The one that is in Feb of next year?
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The price drop is that far down the road? If it is then I'm going to order it sooner than that, I just need a solid source before spending the 500+ on a CPU.

If thats the case then I'm going to clean the CPU and HS again and see how well the lap job is on it and go from there, I've yet to mess with it so I guess I'd have a good reason to do so if its that far off.
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The price drop is that far down the road? If it is then I'm going to order it sooner than that, I just need a solid source before spending the 500+ on a CPU.
There isn't going to be a price drop until mainstream Nehalems are released, which isn't until Q1 09.
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Okay, my window has just been slammed shut!

I guess I'm going to look at the Q6600 since it seems to be a processor of choice for most everyone. Whats your outlook on the potential OC? Even just stock used for gaming/recreational use.

Going to restart, need to down clock a bit to dump the temps.
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Okay, my window has just been slammed shut!

I guess I'm going to look at the Q6600 since it seems to be a processor of choice for most everyone. Whats your outlook on the potential OC? Even just stock used for gaming/recreational use.

Going to restart, need to down clock a bit to dump the temps.
Shoot for 3.6, expect 3.2
post #10 of 18
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Would you recommend using the Q6600?

I just down clocked, looks like I'm taking it apart again. Core Temp is sitting at 48c 45c at 1.31/1066 FSB.

I'm thinking it might be to much thermal paste =-\\ I put a fine layer on there, I'll clean it and put some back on.. now its time to remember where I put that damn tube.
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