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post #1 of 7
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Hey all,

I was looking for specific thread dealing with mainly q6600 issues, but there doesn't seem to be one. Well, I hope people will use this one to hash out there problems with this amazing processor.

I'll start.

I run my Q6600 on the P5N-E SLI @ 3ghz. (Link in my sig for those who want to know how to do this.) Lately it has been getting horrific heat issues. 56C on load!! This has got me concerned since I just recently cleaned the cpu and the HS and applied a new batch of AS5. Anybody got any idea on whats up with my quad?
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post #2 of 7
Considering you just stated you cleaned the CPU and HS you may want to re-seat the heat sink a few times, might not be on just right.

Arctic Silver 5 also requires a few full load temps and cool off cycles for the paste to actually set in though the temp will probably only be a measly 3c~ difference on idle/load
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If I were to guess why your temps have gone up, I would say because of summer. Your ambient temp is probably higher also, am I right? BTW 56c load isn't horrific, the GO has a limit if 72c, your still fine.
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I would look into both gibsonnova74 and CoolmasterD suggestions,I'm will to bet it's a combination of the two.
 
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post #5 of 7
You said horrific temps, but what is your ambient? Mine has gone up a lot in the summertime.
You should be good temp wise up to 71°c so I don't see that it's all that bad. At least in the summer. In your sig it says your temps were around 50°c. have your ambients stayed the same and just your temps went up?
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post #6 of 7
56c for a quad is great .I wish My quad would run that cool.Did you mean idle? Now 56c at idle is a bit high.Id try remounting the H/S a few times.Plus dont put to much thermal paste on the cpu.Just a little dab will do.

This might help
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=4
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post #7 of 7
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The deal is my quad used to run at about 42C Idle and about 52C on load. My ambient temp is about 74-78F.


I'll take some time to re-seat it when I get the chance.
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