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Insane Temperatures @ Stock [C2D E6600]

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I know this is old tech but I still have a few questions.
The system has been 100% rock solid since mid 2006ish. The processor had been overclocked since then to 3.2 GHz.
I decided to check my temps today and was blown away when I saw the processor idling at 65C.
Immediately brought the chip back down to stock frequency and vcore but the temps are still really high.

Is it possible that whatever cooling liquid these tower coolers use in their heat pipes could eventually dry out thus rendering the cooler useless?
Could the AS5 that I applied so many years ago have lost it's thermal conducting efficiency?
Did I somehow mess the chip up with my moderate overclock?

I hope someone that might have owned this chip can remember what their temps were like, surely this isn't the norm?

I'm attaching a few screen caps.

IDLE



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I sold a system that had the same processor and cooler on ebay a while ago, see here. There is a real small pic of my temps at full load on that link and I was at ~48c full load at 3.2ghz.

So yeah, try reseating the typhoon with new paste. Or maybe you have alot of dust in the heatsink fins?
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I have this in one of my builds. It's OC'd to 3150. Keep in mind there is no "speed step" throttling etc with these chips, so even at idle, they are running (in this example) 3150. By comparison, a sandy bridge processor, in which just the turbo function is overclocked, and with speedstep enabled, runs at 1600mhz at idle. So, with that said, my 6600 runs at about 55 celsius on water cooling at idle. Ambient temp is about 70 degrees farenheit. SandyBridge idles at 33 celcius (but again is only running at 1600mhz at idle). 65 at idle could mean something needs to be investigated. If you're going to start touching paste etc, I would just ditch the watercooling at this point and install/replace with a decent air cooler
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Hey thanks rdevita.
Problem is speedstep is definitely enabled on this chip, that was my first thought initially. Look @ CPU-Z in the idle screen cap. I don't have watercooling but I understand what you're trying to say. I did some looking around for a quiet air cooler that performs well with the stock fan without spending too much money! That's a lot to ask for...
I'm going to keep looking, thanks.
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Oh I thought you were using water cooling, when you said "cooling liquid" -

... if you are on air cooling, then I agree with PulkPull, in that you likely need to re-apply the thermal grease between chip and heatsink.
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I have a E6600 at 3.42ghz. Idle is 40c, Load 67c. So should probably make sure its seated right, and you applied the thermal paste correctly. I also have speed step on.
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