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Q6600 Temps


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laxr3m1x

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I just recently built my computer and ive been getting some pretty high temperatures with my Q6600 (or what i think to be high)

When its idling they are around 50-C to 55-C under load they are 60-C to around 70-C.. is this normal for a quad core?

I dont have the stock heatsink/fan, this is what I have: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103031

I'm just a little bit concerned, if these temps are normal i just need someone to reassure me that they are, thanks
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Yes they are high, what kind of thermal paste are you using.
What program are you getting these temps from.
Is this at stock speeds?
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I am using AS Ceramique.. Could it possibly be one of my pegs for my fan popped off? and yes its at stock clocks and everything, i didnt want to mess with it at all
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I would try reseting it. Also how much thermal paste did you place on there, too much will being to block thermal transfer between the CPU and the heatsink.
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Yeah ill reseat it, I put a little bit more then a grain of rice, and spread it with a credit card and my finger.. am I doing any damage running at these temps?
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http://www.arcticsil...l_dual_wcap.pdf
Page 4 might give you a better suggestion on how to do it, in the past it was recommended to spread it like rice now it seems to changed.
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Ok I'll take a look at that site then reseat it, ill update in about an hour or so.. thanks for your help
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quick question before i go, do i absolutely have to clean it with isopropyl alcohol? what differences would it make?
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If another thermal compound was previously applied to the CPU heatspreader you MUST clean the surface first. To optimally clean the surface use ArctiClean steps 1 and 2 or adequately by using a low residual solvent (high-purity isopropyl alcohol) and a LINT FREE cloth (a lens cleaning cloth or a coffee filter)


Quote from james's link, so I would do it to have it running at the best possible. If it's not cleaned properly, it might not be seated properly and allow for the best heat transfer.
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ok well i got it reseated and this is what i have now (i dont know why my Nvidia monitor and speedfan arent the same?)

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but now when ever i turn my comp into the upright position i get this clicking noise from my CPU fan, I know its hitting my onboard processor (I have the 680i LT) but no matter how tight i have it on it still hits.. any suggestions?
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i fixed it, i guess it was on too tight, and it was hitting the north bridge.. but all is well, it idles around 40 now, thanks for all of your help

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just a quick screen shot of what im at now.. i shouldnt have anything to worry about anymore should i?

Edited by laxr3m1x, 28 August 2007 - 10:09 PM.

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You'll never know till you stress test it, load temperatures are more important then idle temps.
Either play a game or else run this program, http://www.techpower.../downloads/385/
Also speed fan isn't very accurate I find, I usually run 3-4 temp programs and take the temperature that the majority of the programs have.
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well, thats me after a ten minute load.. i guess that speedfan thing isnt sensing right
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Why do you say that it's not sensing right? Those are pretty normal temps for a Q6600 under load.
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im talking about the system temp in the first screen shot (9-C) i thought it was a little bit low
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