thefox14

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I recently OCd m q6600 to 3ghz. I ran 3dmark06 twice successfully and without anything bad happening. I found out about prime95 and how it is a great test to see the stability of an ocd CPU so i gave it a go. As soon as i ran it my CPU temps skyrocketed to about:

CPU: ~65C
Core1: ~75C
Core2: ~75C
Core3: ~75C (according to SpeedFan)

The idle temps were:

CPU: ~38C
Core1: ~46C
Core2: ~46C
Core3: ~46C

Is this a successful OC or not?

note: i will be playing games such as crysis, and i have not added any voltage to the CPU.
 

shubham1401

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Its okay overclock.
Are you using intel stock cooler?
And one more thing speedfan is not the best temperature monitoring tool .
Try Realtemp or coretemp.

Speedfan reports my idle temp as 60 deg cel and its 40 deg cel according to realtemp and coretemp.


 

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ok i used coretemp and confirmed that my temp idles at 45C and jumps to ~70C when under stress. I am using the Vendetta

Is 70C really an ok temp fro a CPU to be at when it's being stressed for long periods of time?
 

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Hi,
I have a Q6600 OC'd to 3GHz (stock volts) and my temps are approx 55 degrees under load. I only see 70 degrees when I push it to 3.6GHz. I am using a Zalman 9700 cooler.
I think you should try reseating the cooler if you haven't already with Artic silver5 and examine airflow in your case. You have a reasonable cooler that should definitely keep your CPU cooler than what you are seeing with that OC (as long as you don't keep your PC in a sauna. i.e high ambient temp).

Alternatively, if reseating etc doesn't work , you may just have a CPU that gets hot. That said I would still think you could get to 3GHz with a Q6600 without seeing the solar flare that you are currently.
Good luck and check back in with how you get on. Also, you might want to read Computronix's guide to temps, so you have an idea of what is safe for your CPU, he is the guru of all things hot. It's stickied at the top of the forum.
Cheers
AC