Question Intel Quad Core Q6600

prophetmason905

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Hi everyone, I recently got Q6600 from one of my friend. The problem is cooling. The temperatures are not good really. I am sitting at 65-70 on idle (only chrome is open). I tried to stress test and launch some games, in stress test temp. went as high as 90. I tried playing 2 games. Minecraft and CSGO. Minecraft didnt really affect temp much from idle for some reason (70-75) but in csgo according to software HWMONITOR the temp went as high as 100 on one of the cores. So yea I am facing heavy cooling issues on this chip. I tried applying paste properly again but that didnt help much either.

I think the most obvious answer is to just get a better cooler but I am not in position to get one right now so that is out of the box. The cooler is clean because my friend just bought it for his pc but stopped using it so gave it to me. I don't want to OC this cpu or anything like that. I would try to re apply thermal paste in diff. way to see if it helps but I really dont have any hopes.

If nothing works I will probably just go back to my old cpu (E7500). I know its nothing too beast of a processor (both quad and duo) but I think quad will be better than duo even if cpubenchmark only shows 12% diff. between them. I really want to use this cpu instead of duo so any help i can get would be appreciated.

https://www.amazon.in/Zebronics-Cooling-Socket-775-Cooler/dp/B01HGOUPDO

This is the cooler my friend gave me. I think it should be able to handle duo 7500 but quad is prolly too much asking?

Thanks for any answers.
 
Your processor should be running at 10-15c over ambient at idle.
Does your case have adequate intake airflow to feed the cooler?

The probable reason for the heat is a less than good mount of the presumed intel stock cooler.
With the pc powered off see if the cooler wiggles if you nudge it.

Look at the back of the motherboard.
All 4 push pins should be through the motherboard and locked.

I would remount the cooler.
Here are my stock instructions.
In particular push down on a diagonal pair to mount the cooler.
If you do otherwise, you will never get it on level.
----------------how to mount the stock Intel cooler--------------

The stock Intel cooler can be tricky to install.
A poor installation will result in higher cpu temperatures.
If properly mounted, you should expect temperatures at idle to be 10-15c. over ambient.

To mount the Intel stock cooler properly, place the motherboard on top of the foam or cardboard backing that was packed with the motherboard.
The stock cooler will come with paste pre applied, it looks like three grey strips.
The 4 push pins should come in the proper position for installation, that is with the pins rotated in the opposite direction of the arrow,(clockwise)
and pulled up as far as they can go.
Take the time to play with the pushpin mechanism until you know how they work.

Orient the 4 pins so that they are exactly over the motherboard holes.
If one is out of place, you will damage the pins which are delicate.
Push down on a DIAGONAL pair of pins at the same time. Then the other pair.

When you push down on the top black pins, it expands the white plastic pins to fix the cooler in place.

If you do them one at a time, you will not get the cooler on straight.
Lastly, look at the back of the motherboard to verify that all 4 pins are equally through the motherboard, and that the cooler is on firmly.
This last step must be done, which is why the motherboard should be out of the case to do the job. Or you need a case with a opening that lets you see the pins.
It is possible to mount the cooler with the motherboard mounted in the case, but you can then never be certain that the push pins are inserted properly
unless you can verify that the pins are through the motherboard and locked.

If you should need to remove the cooler, turn the pins counter clockwise to unlock them.
You will need to clean off the old paste and reapply new if you ever take the cooler off.
Clean off old paste with alcohol and a lint free paper like a coffee filter.
Apply new paste sparingly. A small rice sized drop in the center will spread our under heat and pressure.
Too much paste is bad, it will act as an insulator.
It is hard to use too little.

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prophetmason905

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Feb 9, 2018
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1,530
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Your processor should be running at 10-15c over ambient at idle.
Does your case have adequate intake airflow to feed the cooler?

The probable reason for the heat is a less than good mount of the presumed intel stock cooler.
With the pc powered off see if the cooler wiggles if you nudge it.

Look at the back of the motherboard.
All 4 push pins should be through the motherboard and locked.

I would remount the cooler.
Here are my stock instructions.
In particular push down on a diagonal pair to mount the cooler.
If you do otherwise, you will never get it on level.
----------------how to mount the stock Intel cooler--------------

The stock Intel cooler can be tricky to install.
A poor installation will result in higher cpu temperatures.
If properly mounted, you should expect temperatures at idle to be 10-15c. over ambient.

To mount the Intel stock cooler properly, place the motherboard on top of the foam or cardboard backing that was packed with the motherboard.
The stock cooler will come with paste pre applied, it looks like three grey strips.
The 4 push pins should come in the proper position for installation, that is with the pins rotated in the opposite direction of the arrow,(clockwise)
and pulled up as far as they can go.
Take the time to play with the pushpin mechanism until you know how they work.

Orient the 4 pins so that they are exactly over the motherboard holes.
If one is out of place, you will damage the pins which are delicate.
Push down on a DIAGONAL pair of pins at the same time. Then the other pair.

When you push down on the top black pins, it expands the white plastic pins to fix the cooler in place.

If you do them one at a time, you will not get the cooler on straight.
Lastly, look at the back of the motherboard to verify that all 4 pins are equally through the motherboard, and that the cooler is on firmly.
This last step must be done, which is why the motherboard should be out of the case to do the job. Or you need a case with a opening that lets you see the pins.
It is possible to mount the cooler with the motherboard mounted in the case, but you can then never be certain that the push pins are inserted properly
unless you can verify that the pins are through the motherboard and locked.

If you should need to remove the cooler, turn the pins counter clockwise to unlock them.
You will need to clean off the old paste and reapply new if you ever take the cooler off.
Clean off old paste with alcohol and a lint free paper like a coffee filter.
Apply new paste sparingly. A small rice sized drop in the center will spread our under heat and pressure.
Too much paste is bad, it will act as an insulator.
It is hard to use too little.

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Thanks a lot for detailed explanation I will try and reset my cooler again.
 

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