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Overclocking my Q6600

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I have it OC'ed to 3.6 right now. Are my temps good? It idles at around 40-50(Core 1,2) and 30-35(Core 3,4)
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Usually means you can't do maximum stress. Try defining how much ram you use to stress. IntelBurnTest is a great quick way to test an OC, both temps and stability. 10 runs is plenty.

I've lapped all my CPU's and had a varying degree of success. Sometimes I've gotten as little as 3C and sometimes I get 10C difference. Might be worth it if temperature difference between the cores is really high (ie 10C+)

edit: How can you damage a CPU with heat? It throttles back or turns off if it gets too hot (as long as you don't turn that option off in bios). As long as voltage is low (under 1.5v), you should be fine.
 

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Originally Posted by ALiShaikh View Post
Yeah one core is 30 idle while the other is 45 idle at the same time
I've learned to stop trusting idle temperatures. Intel said it themselves in their white papers that anything under 50C just doesn't sense all the accurately. If you don't throttle under load, you should be fine. I check throttling with Lavalys Everest and temps with RealTemp.
 
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