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I have been running my new Q6600 @3.33Ghz (1.4v) for about 5 days now..
Loads temp are 66C-67C

Should I stay like this? Or is bad?
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That is a good overclock, I was able to get mine with a bad VID (1.3250v) to 3.2 GHz with VCore of 1.41250v.

Your temps are a bit high. Factory recommendation for the Q6600 is max 71C. My Load CPU fan is 59-61C.

For better CPU cooling;

1. For CPU you may be able to increase fan speeds in Bios, by using Speed Fan or your can buy well rated aftermarket CPU heatsinks that you can manually dial the speed of the fan.

2. Make sure that you have good air flow in the case and you have good cable management.

3. Make sure that your CPU Fan is clean and free of dust.

4. Remove CPU fan, use good thermal paste like Arctic MX-2 or Tuniq TX-2 and reseat fan.

5. Make sure that your VCore is stable but at the lowest volts possible to further reduce heat using Prime95.
Edited by Gunderman456 - 12/21/08 at 8:20pm
 
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post
That is a good overclock, I was able to get mine wih a bad vid (1.3250v) to 3.2 GHz with VCore of 1.41250v.

Your temps are a bit high. Factory recommendation for the Q6600 is max 71C. My Load CPU fan is 59-61C.

For better CPU cooling;

1. For CPU you may be able to increase fan speeds in Bios, by using Speed Fan or your can buy well rated aftermarket CPU heatsinks that you can manually dial the speed of the fan.

2. Make sure that you have good air flow in the case and you have good cable management.

3. Make sure that your CPU Fan is clean and free of dust.

4. Remove CPU fan, use good thermal paste like Arctic MX-2 or Tuniq TX-2 and reseat fan.
High temps are because my country is very hot...
I can't do anything for get lower temps
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Then great job!
 
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Thanks !
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post #6 of 7
It's a decent overclock.
post #7 of 7
Agreed. That's not bad.
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