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    Default Can I get my Temps down?

    I overclocked my Q6600 on a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P to 3.2Ghz using the guide in the forum and while running Prime95, my temps rose to 74*C using HWMonitor. I ran Prime95 for a couple of hours and everything passed but I'm concerned about the temps. At idle, I'm running at 39*C.

    I have a Coolermaster Hyper 212 heatsink and fan.

    Is there something wrong with my overclock?


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    Default Re: Can I get my Temps down?

    Are you sure you do not have too much paste on your CPU? Just wondering, not really sure how that cooler you have performs but I do think that is kind of high for a 3.2 overclock

    Your settings look to be normal really, so I would try and redo the paste using less and see if things are any better.

    What is your ambient temps? Do you have good case airflow, like 120 intake and exhaust?

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    Default Re: Can I get my Temps down?

    I have two 80mm intake fans in the front and one 80mm exhaust fan in the back (plus the PSU fan).

    I live in the Arizona desert so I can't afford to run my air conditioning below 81*F.

    I'll run down to Fry's and see if I can't find a better case and some Artic Silver. This case in an old TU-124 Supercase.

    Running the CPU at stock speed and running x264 benchmark my temps under load are 48*C, at 3.2Ghz the x264 benchmark temps are 68*C.
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    Default Re: Can I get my Temps down?

    To test if your case is adding to you heat problem, try removing the side panel and run those tests again and observe the temperatures. You can also try blowing a desk fan on your open case and see if that helps further. If they both do, then you may try modding your case by cutting a holes and installing fans on the top of the case for an exhaust fan, and/or the left side panel for an intake fan .... provided you have the tools and the inclination of course.
    This might save you some money from buying another case.

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    Default Re: Can I get my Temps down?

    I've been wanting to make a hole in the top and add a fan for a long time but after losing a HDD to a piece of metal from another case mod, I'm kinda leary.

    I just checked an x264 benchmark that I did May 2008 when I first got the CPU and at 3.2Ghz, my temps were only 55*C under load.

    Here is that test...

    Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz 8X400

    Results for x264.exe v0.58.747
    encoded 1442 frames, 64.67 fps, 3904.67 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 65.64 fps, 3904.67 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 65.73 fps, 3904.67 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 65.69 fps, 3904.67 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 18.04 fps, 3952.97 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 18.05 fps, 3952.97 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 18.05 fps, 3952.97 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 18.01 fps, 3952.97 kb/s

    Results for x264.exe v0.59.819M
    encoded 1442 frames, 70.56 fps, 3889.34 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 70.40 fps, 3888.63 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 70.34 fps, 3888.64 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 70.72 fps, 3889.38 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 20.19 fps, 3962.89 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 20.19 fps, 3962.67 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 20.20 fps, 3962.64 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 20.19 fps, 3962.87 kb/s


    System Details
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    Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Codename Kentsfield
    Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
    Core Stepping G0
    Technology 65 nm
    Stock frequency 2400 MHz
    Core Speed 3200.0 MHz (8.0 x 400.0 MHz)
    FID range 6.0x - 9.0x

    Northbridge Intel P35/G33/G31 rev. A2
    Southbridge Intel 82801IR (ICH9R) rev. 02

    CAS# 5.0
    RAS# to CAS# 5
    RAS# Precharge 5
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 15
    Command Rate 2T
    Memory Frequency 400.0 MHz (1:1)
    Memory Type DDR2
    Memory Size 2048 MBytes
    Channels Dual (Symmetric)

    Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

    max VID 1.325 V
    Voltage sensor 0 1.30 Volts [0x51] (CPU VCORE)
    Number of processors 1
    Number of threads 4
    Number of threads 4 (max 4)
    L2 cache 2 x 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
    Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 4h)

    Temperature sensor 0 43C (109F) [0x2B] (TMPIN0)
    Temperature sensor 1 49C (120F) [0x31] (TMPIN1)
    Temperature sensor 0 52C (125F) [0x30] (core #0)
    Temperature sensor 3 57C (134F) [0x2B] (core #3)
    Temperature sensor 2 52C (125F) [0x30] (core #2)
    Temperature sensor 1 54C (129F) [0x2E] (core #1)
    Temperature sensor 0 44C (111F) [0x2C] (GPU Core)

    and the test I did five days ago...

    Results for x264.exe v0.58.747
    encoded 1442 frames, 65.55 fps, 3905.42 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 66.63 fps, 3905.42 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 66.63 fps, 3905.42 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 66.97 fps, 3905.42 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 18.15 fps, 3952.85 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 18.15 fps, 3952.85 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 18.21 fps, 3952.85 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 18.17 fps, 3952.85 kb/s

    Results for x264.exe v0.59.819M
    encoded 1442 frames, 71.60 fps, 3886.29 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 71.93 fps, 3887.22 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 72.22 fps, 3888.63 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 71.93 fps, 3888.63 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 20.35 fps, 3963.69 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 20.31 fps, 3963.57 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 20.35 fps, 3962.62 kb/s
    encoded 1442 frames, 20.35 fps, 3962.87 kb/s


    System Details
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    Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Codename Kentsfield
    Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
    Core Stepping G0
    Technology 65 nm
    Stock frequency 2400 MHz
    Core Speed 3208.0 MHz (8.0 x 401.0 MHz)
    FID range 6.0x - 9.0x

    Northbridge Intel P35/G33/G31 rev. A2
    Southbridge Intel 82801IR (ICH9R) rev. 02

    CAS# 5.0
    RAS# to CAS# 5
    RAS# Precharge 5
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 15
    Command Rate 2T
    Memory Frequency 501.3 MHz (4:5)
    Memory Type DDR2
    Memory Size 2048 MBytes
    Channels Dual (Symmetric)

    Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)

    max VID 1.325 V
    Voltage sensor 0 1.36 Volts [0x55] (CPU VCORE)
    Number of processors 1
    Number of threads 4
    Number of threads 4 (max 4)
    L2 cache 2 x 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
    Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 4h)

    Temperature sensor 0 43C (109F) [0x2B] (CPU)
    Temperature sensor 1 60C (139F) [0x3C] (System)
    Temperature sensor 0 66C (150F) [0x22] (core #0)
    Temperature sensor 1 68C (154F) [0x20] (core #1)
    Temperature sensor 3 66C (150F) [0x22] (core #3)
    Temperature sensor 2 65C (148F) [0x23] (core #2)
    Temperature sensor 0 56C (132F) [0x38] (GPU Core)
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    Default Re: Can I get my Temps down?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellS View Post
    I have two 80mm intake fans in the front and one 80mm exhaust fan in the back (plus the PSU fan).

    I live in the Arizona desert so I can't afford to run my air conditioning below 81*F.

    I'll run down to Fry's and see if I can't find a better case and some Artic Silver. This case in an old TU-124 Supercase.

    Running the CPU at stock speed and running x264 benchmark my temps under load are 48*C, at 3.2Ghz the x264 benchmark temps are 68*C.
    I'm assuming 80F is around 25C, which is a typical sort of summer temperature here in the UK and normally homes don't have Air Con. If that is the case, I'm assuming you should be looking at internal case temperatures of around 35-40C?

    If all your 80mm fans are of the same make, model, speed etc you could have a scenario where you have positive air pressure (where actually more = less). It's all dependent on how much air your PSU fan is moving too.

    Ideally it's always best to lean on the side of more exhaust air volume than intake. As far as the case fan setup goes, it's about expelling hot air as quickly as possible (vs noise). So actually adding more fans in the wrong places can actually make the internal case temperature hotter.

    Sometimes the best cooling solution (cost effective) is with just one 120mm Rear Exhaust fan. If the air intake is at the front of the case, it will suck air in, usually past front mounted hard drives, across the motherboard collecting local heat from CPU, GPU, NorthBridge and memory and exit out the back.
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    Default Re: Can I get my Temps down?

    When is the last time you cleaned out the dust bunnies from your case Darrell?
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    3) Gigabyte P55A-UD4P (rev 1.0, bios F5) i5 750 @190x20@1.30625v bios, CM Hyper 212+, 4x2gb G.Skill Ripjaw 1600, 7900GS, Corsair TX750, CM Scout, Win7 Pro-64.
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    Default Re: Can I get my Temps down?

    Personally I think far too much of a fuss is made over thermal compound. As long as you are using a quality compound and it's filling the gaps (so to speak) then the real differences are minimal.
    Comparisons made by enthusiast websites are hardly scientific and whilst they may give you a rough idea, you have to allow a certain percentage in the results for a margin of error anyway - if that's from user error through compound application to variances in ambient or CPU temps.

    Years ago when I started off a career in electronics (late 70's) all I knew of then (and used) when it came to thermal compound where a couple of makes.
    In most say domestic electronic workshops you'll see in these days is the same that's been around for years, ie the standard "white" thermal compound.
    The PC enthusiast is just driving the thermal compound market, probably in the main through ignorance. But in the main that's how much of marketing works.
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    Default Re: Can I get my Temps down?

    It's been about 6 months since I did a thorough cleaning but I spray it out with canned air every time I open it up and also spray the front air vents.

    I took the side panel off (didn't aim a fan inside) and ran Prime95 for about a half hour and the temps dropped to 37*C and 69*C. (I also dropped the voltage one notch, don't know if that helped)

    Since installing the Hyper 212, I've been concerned about the 120mm heatsink fan and the 80mm exhaust fan in the back. It almost seemed like a better idea to take the exhaust fan out and put my horn in the back to direct the hot air out from the CPU. I had to remove the horn to get the Hyper 212 in since it barely fits inside the case which prevents me from using a side panel fan also. I could make an 80mm hole lower in the side panel to use the rear fan there and a 120mm in the top to get rid of the interior heat.
    Last edited by DarrellS; 06-24-2009 at 07:05 AM.
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