Overclock.net banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
So lets say that i've got this q6600 and a pretty decently cooled system and a pretty top end CPU cooler, and have made sure the cooler is on correctly with high quality thermal paste, and have made sure my fans work and that they are in the correct direction, and have made sure that i am at stock settings,,,,,but i still idle at +/- 38 C. Now lets keep in mind that my VID is 1.325 but still....38...seriously. That is a little bit under what most q6600's at stock speeds put out under LOAD. Although lapping may be the solution, Will i see an 8-10 difference in temperature? If lapping only lowers my temps by lets say 3 or 4 than i think i am just going to buy a new chip. Is there any way to tell if your motherboard is the problem besides swapping chips? I am pretty sure my power supply is not the problem (TX 750W) but who knows?

Are those who get hot chips just screwed?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
10,389 Posts
idle temps mean nothing.
What does she load at?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,430 Posts
the Q6600 are pretty hot chips, but 38*C i'm guessing is you idle temp, we need to know your load temps. because of the way programs read the temperature of the chip the higher the temperature, the more acurate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,028 Posts
Quote:


Originally Posted by corky dorkelson
View Post

idle temps mean nothing.
What does she load at?

Little harsh?

But just post you CoreTemp after a 10 minute run of small fft's in Prime95
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Quote:


Originally Posted by corky dorkelson
View Post

idle temps mean nothing.
What does she load at?

Well thats the thing i forgot to mention. At stock settings she is at 57-58 C under load...thats okay although most q6600's are in their 40's. At 3.2 she is over 70. I mean under 60 is fine but that wasnt small fft's, it was just the beginning of blend on p95 which is cooler for me. So I guess i could just keep it at 2.4... but stock is no fun. btw corky dorkelson i am a cyclist as well, do you race?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
10,389 Posts
Quote:


Originally Posted by saculreklaw
View Post

Well thats the thing i forgot to mention. At stock settings she is at 57-58 C under load...thats okay although most q6600's are in their 40's. At 3.2 she is over 70. I mean under 60 is fine but that wasnt small fft's, it was just the beginning of blend on p95 which is cooler for me. So I guess i could just keep it at 2.4... but stock is no fun. btw corky dorkelson i am a cyclist as well, do you race?

What CPU cooler are you using?

And sorry if that came off as harsh. It wasn't necessary directed at you, but the community as a whole.

And as far as being a cyclist, I am more of a mechanic than a rider lately, never really raced. I'm too fat now anyway.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,028 Posts
Quote:


Originally Posted by saculreklaw
View Post

So lets say that i've got this q6600 and a pretty decently cooled system and a pretty top end CPU cooler, and have made sure the cooler is on correctly with high quality thermal paste, and have made sure my fans work and that they are in the correct direction, and have made sure that i am at stock settings,,,,,but i still idle at +/- 38 C. Now lets keep in mind that my VID is 1.325 but still....38...seriously. That is a little bit under what most q6600's at stock speeds put out under LOAD. Although lapping may be the solution, Will i see an 8-10 difference in temperature? If lapping only lowers my temps by lets say 3 or 4 than i think i am just going to buy a new chip. Is there any way to tell if your motherboard is the problem besides swapping chips? I am pretty sure my power supply is not the problem (TX 750W) but who knows?

Are those who get hot chips just screwed?

BTW, in User CP go to system and put your current rig specs on there so we can clarify and help you out. Another thing... What the hell does "top end CPU cooler" and "high quality thermal paste" even mean? Just post you CPU cooler with the thermal paste name, dont make us GUESS


Edit:corky dorkelson beat me to the CPU cooler question
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Zalman 9700- not the best but still very decent.

AS5 for thermal paste...

Im gonna do the sig thing right now
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
10,389 Posts
Quote:


Originally Posted by saculreklaw
View Post

Zalman 9700- not the best but still very decent.

AS5 for thermal paste...

Im gonna do the sig thing right now

That Zalman is great for a dual, but can't cut it with a quad. Your temps are right in line with most others, maybe a touch higher.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,985 Posts
dont buy a new cpu, im sure itll be below the 72C it can safely handle with a "pretty top end cpu cooler" with the stock cooler i idled at almost 60C, now its closer to your temps, theyre hot but its not dangerous
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Well i know its not dangerous, around 40 degrees is fine but it just stinks i wont really be able to overclock.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
974 Posts
I have the same setup as you (same vid also) and those temps what you are getting the same temps I get. Under load (10mins Prime large FFT) I get about 53-58C for the cores. It's just our coolers. The Zalman would be magnificent if we had dual cores (Ok, not like a TRUE blah blah blah... but still decent). They just don't have that extra cooling capacity for the heat of our quads.

EDIT: I disabled my OC when I ran Prime (if the sig if confusing)
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top