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Well since you lapped the Mega, there is a chance you reduced mounting pressure since it is slightly bowed by default.

The i7 make a lot of heat when overclock, much more than the q9550. Case placement is also an important factor. Is it out in the open or in a cupboard. Also, a stock Antec 300 is not that great for ventilation. What are you temps with the side panel open?
hmmm.. i need a new cpu cooler.. and i wont be buying anything less than a H70.... i want to do my own loop one day but.... :S

my antec is next to my window in the open, although, its very hot here in england at the moment lolol << can you believe that! hotter yesterday than in LA, sydney and capetown!
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Wrong thread, nvm.
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If you lapped only the Megahalems then that's your problem.

Check this thread.

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Now if only the middle part is lapped you run the chance of actually having worse temps than when you started and only lapping the CPU or the Heatsink is pointless. Both need to be lapped to drop your temps because neither is perfect from the factory.
So in essence you may be the culprit in causing these temperatures.
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post #54 of 65
what blackbelt said. Both need to be lapped.
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i had to go through like 7 i7s to get to my current one - from my experience i7 920 > 950
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i had to go through like 7 i7s to get to my current one - from my experience i7 920 > 950
Your 920 isn't any better at OC'ing than mine. Mine also needed 1.28v
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i had to go through like 7 i7s to get to my current one - from my experience i7 920 > 950
1.22v on first chip, wam bam
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post #58 of 65
It doesnt seem like the worst cpu ever, it seems perfectly fine. Maybe not amazing, or golden, but fine.

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Wow you got a really bad Q6600 I am sitting at 3.2 ghz @ 1.256v I havent gone higher yet as I havent slapped my tuniq on yet. Currently making sure parts of my sig rig work...stupid BSODing mobo...I swear that is the problem.

Any ways yeah dude you just drew the short straw for the silicon, cant do nothing about it but sell it and try to find a better one
Actually it ain't that bad. I did a cleaning of my heat sink and temps dropped 5C XD Now I run at 70C 1.5v 3.6 ^_^

Also what is yours? G0 or B3? What is its vid? Mine is 1.275. With that I think I could maybe go lower on the voltage but never tried.
 
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post #60 of 65
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Buy a new heatsink.
Don't lap it. Profit.

OR, lap your i7 with the old one. looks like the problem is your temps. Megahalems should be able to keep a CPU well under 90C at 1.35v.

Heatsink lapping only works if you also lap the CPU surface as well.
And as the other poster said the mounting is different on i7, so you may find that there isn't enough pressure.

You can do a few dry runs with thermal compound to see, though. You also have to know if the heatsink can twist if the pressure is too light, or if higher pressure stops it from twisting, or if the mounting mechanism stops any twisting even if light.
Again like I said - PEBKAC

If this is the case it confirms user error.
 
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