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Old 06-19-09, 08:23 PM   #1
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Question Hi temps while running Prime95 is it Normal ?????

I just overclocked my Q6600 CPU from 2.4 to 3.0 the system seem stable prime havent detected any errors it started as high as 80-90c now down to 77-72c is this normal ,what I mean is does the temp gets high because I am running prime, other wise it dosent get this high or is this as high as its going to run while the CPU is overclocked......too high......will it drop down???
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Old 06-19-09, 09:49 PM   #2
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yes that's very high... if any program uses all 4 cores fully then you will get the same temps... and no it won't magically drop down unless you get better cooling and you really should... anything more than 75*C under full load is not safe for continuous use
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Old 06-20-09, 02:23 AM   #3
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Definately look into a better cooler and some good thermal paste. I really didn't think a good cooler could help as much as it does but I am now a firm believer after experiencing the Xigmatek one I have in my system.
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ok guys so the temp now is at 45c idle with my duorb is it still too hot??? when i built the system i used the duorb for space saving reason it didnt have a bad review and some artic silver paste when it wasent overclocked temps at idle would be 29-33c
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Old 06-21-09, 03:18 AM   #5
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Factory heatsinks are no good except for very mild overclocks. You really need to go after market.
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Old 06-22-09, 08:24 PM   #6
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it is a aftermarket....question is how do you know how much to tighten up the screws on the brackets on the CPU i really didn't had a clue so i tight it up and stop as soon as I felt some light resistant
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When working with any computer or electronic components I always find it best to screw just enough so it feels secure. You always want everything to have room to expand and contract with the temperature.
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Old 06-23-09, 06:40 AM   #8
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I tightened my heatsink down tight until I couldn't tighten it anymore. Seems to have worked out fine.
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Old 06-23-09, 06:45 AM   #9
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yes that's very high... if any program uses all 4 cores fully then you will get the same temps... and no it won't magically drop down unless you get better cooling and you really should... anything more than 75*C under full load is not safe for continuous use
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