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Old 04-28-07, 01:14 PM   #37
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My temps are a lot higher than that, on air and on water. Do you use small FFTs?
I am running 4x Prime95 (-A0 .. -A3) with default "Torture / Blend" tests..

Anyway, most of the time all 4 cores "almost idle", having 46-50C:


Was using dual CPUs already with Pentium Pro, and later with Pentium-III, was easy to make them 100% working, Athlon X2 was slow, Core 2 Duo almost made it, till Core 2 Quad, this one seems to be (finally) more powerful than I really need
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Default Re: Kentsfield/Quad-Core Overclocking Thread

Ok guys Now that I'm a Q6600 owner, I guess it's time to take part in this thread! Right now I'm overclocked to 3.2 GHz (355x9) at stock voltage (1.3V?).

I have a few questions though. What is the most accurate way of measuring temps? Right now I've got the demo of everest running and it's telling me the following:

CPU = 35C
Core 1 = 46C
Core 2 = 45C
Core 3 = 38C
Core 4 = 42C

So what is correct? Running two instances of Orthos (in small fft mode) results in temps getting up to about 60 on all cores. And what is a safe temp for these things to run at? When should I start worrying about overheating? I know they have thermal throttling and all that....but what is a safe temp to run at?

And should I disable the feature where the processor drops the multiplier to 6 rather than 9 when it's not being used? Does it affect overclocking? What is this feature called and how do I turn it off? I can't find it in the bios....

So far I'm loving this thing. It's soooo much faster than my Opty 175 was.

Thanks guys!
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Old 05-09-07, 07:23 PM   #39
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Ok...so I just updated my bios on my motherboard (to the 1101 version) and now the CPU temp being reported is WAY lower than it used to be.... Like right now I've been running orthos on 4 cores for 10 min and everest is reporting a CPU temp of 30C...the temp for each of the cores is about 55C. I can't believe that that CPU is at 30C. That is ridiculous...I think?
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Don't use Everest; it's outdated. They stopped releasing updated versions months ago.

Use CoreTemp:
http://www.thecoolest.zerobrains.com/CoreTemp/
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Old 05-10-07, 05:32 PM   #41
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Don't use Everest; it's outdated. They stopped releasing updated versions months ago.

Use CoreTemp:
http://www.thecoolest.zerobrains.com/CoreTemp/
I'm running Everest version 4.00.976 on Vista Ultimate x64 without issue. It's readings are dead accurate as I also used CoreTemp. Both reported the same results.

Well, I'm actually using Everest Ultimate- but still.
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Everest 4.0 is only a few weeks old. Everest reports the same temps as Core Temp on my system.
LOL. Beat me to it!
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Alright, they obviously put out a new version then.
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Alright, they obviously put out a new version then.
Yeah! They did! So take that! Uh!



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I used Everest back in the day; it's a good program. At one time, they went a long period w/o updating it so I stopped using it.

I might install it again sometime.
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It is a good program. But it's too bad that it isn't free anymore....I liked the free version. Right now I'm using the demo....have to decide if I really want to pay the $30 for it...I think I probably will....
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Sorry to dumb down the thread, but I'm about to buy a Q6600, as far as I have read the Q6600 was locked and the QX6700 unlocked. But it appears some of you have unlocked Q6600's...

How can I tell if its unlocked before I part with the cash?
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Sorry to dumb down the thread, but I'm about to buy a Q6600, as far as I have read the Q6600 was locked and the QX6700 unlocked. But it appears some of you have unlocked Q6600's...

How can I tell if its unlocked before I part with the cash?
All Q6600s are locked. You'll need a motherboard with a high FSB if you want a good overclock on one. A P5B Deluxe or one of the new P5K's based on the P35 chipset will do the trick.

I think eVGA also released a BIOS on their 680i that was supposed to better optimize quad-overclocking, but you don't want to ask me what I think of 680i...
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