Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by sfxhewitt, Jan 20, 2009.
I have got a asus p5n-e sli with a Q6600 and my stock temp for my cpu is around 54c is that normal ?
That totally ok.. in the specs a Q6600 as i recall has a temp max of 71C
oh great so im looking to overclock this thing what are my limits temp wise ....
That does seem very high, are you sure the heatsink is seated properly? Although I've never had an Intel CPU so I wouldn't know how high or low they are supposed to idle.
Edit: Is that the temp when you put the processor under load?
yeah man, a q6600 shouldn't be running +50c at stock temps. Do you have a aftermarket heatsink or are you running the stock heatsink the q6600 came with?
its a stock heatsink
Is the heatsink clean(the fins on it clear of dust)? What kind of case do you have? Do you have the computer in a cabinet closed up so it can't get good air flow?
its in an open air space the case is gigabyte triton i think and the heatsink is clean
BTW, dont try to OC it until you can get better temperatures for it. Your already running hotter than I would be comfortable running. Here's my C2D e8400's temps, and it's OC'ed from 3.0 to 3.88.
wtf why my temps so high! and are u running windows 7 there lol
did you install the heatsink? If so, how long has it been and what thermal paste did you use?
yes, that's windows7 64bit beta
i didnt build the pc i bought it off ebay but indicated what specs i wanted so i assume the cpu has been installed properly
Durring shipping the tim could have gotten shifted, also dont compare your temps to the E8400 its a whole different bird.
Secondly get CPU-z and give us a screen shot, I have a feeling it may be a B3 stepping instead of a G0 stepping, which would make the CPU a furnace at stock.
Get another cooler on it if you plan to Oc the Q6600 a lot, the stock heatsink will not handle the heat output that that Quad is capable of putting out!
i'd say that temp is much to high ,this is my Q6600 (altho its not using stock cooling Freezer 7 Pro)
Whoa, Overclocking get cooler...even if not.
these are good imo:http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-hdts1283.php
core voltage looks to be way to high as well considering its at stock speeds..
mine is at 3.15v according to cpuz and i upped it for overclocking.
1.4V is a bit much to the CPU too isnt it?
It is in fact a G0 wich should be cooler, I'd try reseating the cooler if I was you. dont forget you will need to replace the Thermal interface material on the bottom of the heatsink. Aside from lowering the CPU voltage, I feel doing both could lower temps.
right ok well i got some paste laying about someware ill reseat it and see what happens ill report back soon thanks
also i can still reply to your posts im on my laptop
well don't assume. I personally would go buy a good aftermarket heatsink for it, especailly if you want to OC. The ximatek 1283(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233012) is some of the best coolers you can get, and are pretty inexpensive(about $40 USD). Also I would suggest getting a retention backet(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233027) for it(it'll give it a better seal against the CPU). I would also get some quality thermal compound, either artic silver is what I use (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100009)
right well ill just test the seating first
that is the very least I would do right now. But I would get the cooler before trying to OC. Like already said, the stock cooler can't handle the heat of the q6600 when OC'ing it.
looking inside the pc now and the cpu + heatsink are plastered in dust lol
and yeah, 1.4 volts at stock speeds, I've never had a q6600 but that seems really high. I would try reducing that in your bio's. I would think a q6600 could do stock speeds at 1.2 volts or less.
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