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Another Q6600 query...

Discussion in 'RealTemp' started by r10k, May 6, 2010.

  1. r10k New Member

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    So, the basic story for me is- I've been running my box (stock non-overclocked Q6600/Stock Intel fan & sink) for some time now pretty much hassle free, playing games and running a lot of graphics applications. However, I recently got stuck into some heavy video work and have had the computer resetting itself after all four of my cores have been taxed at full load for a little while. I haven't seen any other evidence the issue is power supply related, so I thought I'd look into my core temps.

    RealTemp's readouts are a bit confusing to me. Idle (5% or so) the average is between 45C-55C. Under load, things shoot up to more than 90C pretty quickly. I also have a red LOG writtem for my first core... but I'm not completely clear on what that means.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Means it's overheating and is throttling to avoid damage.
     
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    sounds like your Q6600 is overheating probable because of the stock heatsink if you have any TIM i would reapply it, and see what happens to your temps i don't get past 54C at 3GHz
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm all out of thermal paste (TIM?), so I guess I'll be off to the shops tomorrow. Any recommendations on a decent fan/sink to pick up? I'm not after something crazy- quieter is better.
     
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    Zalman 9700 LED
     
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    Yeah, but doesn't the stock HSF already come with some sort of TIM already applied?
     
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    i like my Xiggy S1283 with a crossbow. and yes TIM= thermal interface material

    @ Dyno And yes it does come with it but sounds like its not doing the job
     
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    It does, but... I was under the impression if I changed the fan I'd need to apply some new paste. Correct me if I'm wrong- I'm no expert ;)

    Thankyou kindly for the suggestions Dyno and Delta6326!
     
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    ya once removed you need to reapply. if you dont youll get air bubbles uneven spread hair sand all sorts of junk thats not supposed to be their. id get a small tower cooler or something. if you dont OC and its a work PC i wouldnt get a xigmatek super omfg. Honestly you have to take what we say here with a grain of salt. The fact is you dont need it. something like this would be fine.

    ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

    it will be better than stock. its relatively cheap and it isnt the by product of 2 tornados mating.
     
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    LOL

    That's good actually, I was just about to say one of the only local purchase options I have is the CNPS9500 :)
     
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    Actually, is that cooler suited to the Q6600? It doesn't seem to be... unless I'm reading things wrong.

    EDIT: Sorry, scratch that- I'm looking at an AM2 version :p
     
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    its socket 775. it will work.
     
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    Get something cheaper, like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus.
     
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    A lot of these coolers aren't available to me locally. I have the Hyper TX3, and a bunch from Noctua.
     
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    OCZ Vendetta (either version 1 or 2) works wonders with a Q6600. And they are dirt cheap. IMHO one of the best values in aftermarket heatsinks on the market.
     
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    Hmmm, I can't find any of them near me. I have found a CNPS9500, so that might do if I don't manage to scrounge one up.

    Thanks again everyone for your help.
     
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    How about you posting a website so that we can look up what's best for you?
     
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    Good idea.

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    Noctua stuff is popular over here in Aus ;)
     
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    Ahhh, you live in down under. Just shoot Mussels a PM and he might find you something nice.
     
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    I do indeed, and it's nearly bedtime for me ;)

    I may shoot Mussels a PM (whoever he is- he sounds scary) but I also may just go for the CNPS9500 tomorrow. I need to get this comp sorted asap. Either way, thanks for your help.
     
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    He is quite scary. Here's an artists impression.

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    Linky please, I am not good with Aussie websites. Also, your price/perf for coolers are quite a lot different than what I have up here, hence calling you for help.
     
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    DrPepper, I love that image ;)

    I have pm'd the scary (very clam-like) man. At the moment the Noctua NH-U12P is looking nice. I don't know how loud it is, but it looks like a really solid cooler, and cool is possibly worth the extra cash.
     
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    you missed my edit
     
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