Overclocking q6600@3.0Ghz CPU Temp 68c on load ok?

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Hello

I am new to overclocking, today i have overclocked my q6600 CPU@3.0Ghz with the stock cooler and after Stressing the CPU on full load for 3+ hours core temp has reported that core#0 has gone up to 68c, but average on load it will stay on 66c, on idle the CPU will stay on 40c, I am tight on budget but i don't want to burn the CPU, do i really need an after market cooler or can i stay with this one?

Ambient temperature is: 26c

Core voltage is: 1.3v (System is very stable with this voltage, had no blue screens or reboots so far)

Any help is appreciated

Cliffton
 

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That's pretty good asuming those temps are for very heavy load (such as using prime95). If that's for normal load (games etc) then it's a little high even for the stock cooler. It's well within safe limits either way, you could run that for years 24/7 no problem. If you were pushing 85C+ then you have a possible lifespan problem.
 

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I was using BurnInTest and CPU Stress was 100%, so its a very heavy load, I found that BurnInTest do heaver tests then prime95, Im a Computer Technician and i always use BurnInTest to test the hardware, anyway back to the subject, so 40c on idle and 68c (MAX on core#0) on heavy load is ok? it is money wise to invest in a cooler or should i stay with the stock?
 

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I have AC turned on 24 hours/Day during summer @ 26c so Ambient temperature will always be the same, i need more opinions what they think on q6600 @ 66c on heavy Load (68c was max on Core#0 according to core temp)
 

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That temp is on the safe side, Although I would say it is ok to run it at those temps, I just dont think it is good for the proc running at 68C all the time. So if you Absolutely cannot buy an aftermarket cooler, its alright. You can still run those temps, but if you can afford an aftermarket cooler than go for it. It's better to be safe than sorry.

 

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i would suggest you getting a after market cooler. n try to keep urself at 60c. more than that. ill be very careful about it. dont want to cut the life span of the processor.
 

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Three things come to mind
1. On board thermal measurement is + or - about 6 degrees C
2. Max temp for your cpu is roughly 71 C
3. CPU burn at 100% is an artificial tool which puts more heat into the cpu than any application or game could possibly do. If your measurements are on the safe side with CPU burn then you can be sure that it will be ok.

If you can measure the true speed of the cpu, the best way to see if the cpu is too hot is to see when it throttles back on the clock speed.

 

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I Also run a Q6600 G0 @3.15 MHz but I bought it OEM so I bought a cooler with it(Air) my temps range from about 40 C - 46C Idle and under full load(prime) 58-64 C so IMO it's worth 40-50 bucks to get an aftermarket cooler.
 

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The max temp for his CPU (as in the cores themselves) is commonly believed to be 100C, but the only way to know that for sure is to push it to that temperature and record with accurate instruments at what temps it shuts down at. It is quite safe to run the CPU hot 24/7, if it wasn't then Intel would have set the thermal throttling temperatures lower than they are. What is important is what your normal load temps are, not just what the artificial load temps are.
 

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Like 87c your thermal control can kick in. TCase. Automatic Thermal Control that Can Not be disabled. It saves your A$$ when you cant get your water block to sit on the IHS because some capacitors decide that they are EXACTLY the height required to allow the block to sit firmly on it, but if you lap it and remove that hairs height layer from it, it no longer makes contact well at all!

Why the capacitors are 1/10th of an inch from the socket and line the whole side are beyond me on a semi decent board like the Maximus formula, when they say its made for OCing.

Hell, you stay the F away from that socket, if its for overclocking, obviously the buyer will need room for some kick a$$ cooling, right? But hey, I lapped it. I think I lapped them both, hehe.

Gotta get an extended base contact area water block, or another TRUE!

I Wuv Gillgill!

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::chuckles.:: Nope, just seen you going to work! Gonna put something on the OC competition thread? Who would want to under clock their chip? And my Low VID would make it easy for me! Its already at 1.16 in windows, drooped to 1.12 when LLC is set for intel spec.

I am sure it can go lower, but my chip isnt in a limbo contest, its in a mad man marathon of a race! To be the fastest around for your Type!

Run, Run, RUN Gillgill!

--Lupi!
 

iluvgillgill

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=.=" you always had to take a mikey out of my name isnt it?you wanna know who Gill is?haha she is actually a singer in HK.but she's faded now because some dirty picture scandle!lol
 

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I don't have the instruments, but yes, I'd do it. I have already taken my CPU to 2C below shutdown, didn't want to go higher simply because I didn't want it to shut down on me. It was only overclocked to 3GHz, but I decided I'd put 1.5V through it just for the heck of it, and the chip runs hot at stock as it is (66C prime95 load). I am the Official Core 2 Overheater for a reason :kaola:
 

iluvgillgill

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hum...nice toaster!!!haha

but isnt the Q6600 have higher limit?but im thinking as well since the Q6600 just 2 core2 put together.so the core inside would be 85C as well isnt it?
 

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i will love to test it out myself IF someone give me his Q6600 and i take no responsibility.

but i guess its "SAFE" because you cant really fry it like in the old days!lol
 

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My E6600 ran for a week (about 8-10 hours each day, since my PC isn't on 24/7) at ~74C coz I ran F@H SMP for a while at 3GHz. That isn't a long time really, but it shows that you won't blow your chip if it runs a little warm, and I'm much closer to the maximum at 74C than he is at 68C.

EDIT: Typo
 

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the E2160 i oc now max at 67C at 3ghz.do you think its normal?with 1.5v in bios and 1.44 underload.its fitted with a Scythe Mugan.

i think its kinda warm with such good cooler.high VID like your 1.325Vdo we have the same chip?haha