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This is my first Intel CPU since probally Pentium 2. I am very happy with it so far but the temps seem high to me and was unsure if this is normal. It runs around 48-52c idle and gets to 80c at full load. I am using a stock Intel HSF as well with a case that has great air flow.
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post #2 of 10
ew those temps stink. the idle for my q6600 stock speeds on intel hsf was about 45 C and under load 58-60 C tops. just get yourself a good hsf and you should expect far better temps.
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post #3 of 10
That is too high even for stock HSF. Try reseating the CPU.
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post #4 of 10
Yea that's high. I was around 43-45 the stock cooler. New thermal paste really helps.
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post #5 of 10
Is it a GO??

I have a Q6600 GO, but I just it in the mail yesterday and I dont have a PSU to power the rig yet. Waiting on OCZ RMA, which is taking way to long.

So I cant tell you how hot it runs, but reading all I can about Q6600's so I know what to expect.
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post #6 of 10
That's too hot. Ditch the stock HSF, Q6600 is a hot chip. You need top tier air. Throw a Mugen II on there, or just get an H5O and you'll be fine. Dont' forget the thermal paste.
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post #7 of 10
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Okay.....re-applied AS5 last night. Idle temps are about 52c and load temps are still around 70ish. I'll give it 3 days for curing and see.
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post #8 of 10
Still too high, curing will only drop 1-2C max. Either you have high ambient temps or the cooler is not properly mounted. Those 775 push pins can be tricky, make sure the clips go all the way through and the latches pushed all the way down, so it rests on the white ring.
Edited by TheReaperWaits - 2/11/11 at 4:33am
 
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post #9 of 10
You need a better cooler for that quad, I have a Zalman 9700 (still not the best cooler) and see around 30c idle and never over 60c load @ 3.6 with a vcore of 1.41v room temp around 22c.
    
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits View Post
Still too high, curing will only drop 1-2C max. Either you have high ambient temps or the cooler is not properly mounted. Those 775 push pins can be tricky, make sure the clips go all the way through and the latches pushed all the way down, so it rests on the white ring.
it's a screw from the top mount.............no push pins.
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