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Still the screen freezes after about 30 mins of Prime 95 any ideas ?
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Still the screen freezes after about 30 mins of Prime 95 any ideas ?
What are the mobo temps. It may not be the CPU but your NB. Just a thought.
    
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My PC isnt stable @ 2.4ghz and 1.25v which i raised from the 1.18v it was on when auto.

Iv flashed the latest BIOS any other ideas why ?
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Still the screen freezes after about 30 mins of Prime 95 any ideas ?
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What are the mobo temps. It may not be the CPU but your NB. Just a thought.
Hmm, you have Ocz memory which is very capable of oc'ing...and yet if not set to it's proper frequency in itself makes for instability.

At the stock 2.4Ghz speed of the Q6600 you maybe running under your memories Mhz rating....I have had same problem running under my rated speed.

Also, I agree with Tufel........mb & especially nb temps control almost all of the mb features and stability is lost with high nb temps....one of the reasons w/c setups to the chipsets allow for higher clocks.

Still you should be able to get high as 3+Ghz with air
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Hmm, you have Ocz memory which is very capable of oc'ing...and yet if not set to it's proper frequency in itself makes for instability.

At the stock 2.4Ghz speed of the Q6600 you maybe running under your memories Mhz rating....I have had same problem running under my rated speed.

Also, I agree with Tufel........mb & especially nb temps control almost all of the mb features and stability is lost with high nb temps....one of the reasons w/c setups to the chipsets allow for higher clocks.

Still you should be able to get high as 3+Ghz with air
True but some of the folks on the EVGA forums have been talking about the pound of TIM they found on the NB that was making their boards unstable.
    
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so should i go check about that TIM on the NB heatsink ?
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Before tearing the board apart it would be good to know the CPU and NB temps. When running prime95.
    
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Whats the Max temp u want to let a Q6600 go up to on 100% Load ??
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Whats the Max temp u want to let a Q6600 go up to on 100% Load ??
I wouldn't want to see higher than 65C, but at stock speed I would hope it was closer to 50C.
    
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post #19 of 28
You should never get any CPU over about 65 C
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I wouldn't want my processor going anything over 65*C on small FFT
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