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Old March 6, 2012, 11:28 AM
trayton trayton is offline
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Thats a little high for a Q6600 at stock speeds (you didn't mention you OC'ed yet?),

I had one and it ran quite nice but easily low 30's or better and that was with stock cooler I believe and I got even better once i put on Noctua CPU HSF.

I'd recommend taking off the cooler, cleaning the CPU and the cooler (remove all the Heat Sink Paste), reapply (there is a nice thread on best method for applying Heat Sink Paste).

After this make sure you mount it correctly the HSF back onto the CPU.

I've had to do this a few times where the CPU & HSF were picky and it would take a couple times of fiddling with mounting to make sure it was performing properly.

Feel free though to google as well Q6600 Idle Temps and I'm sure you'll get lots of results as that was a very popular CPU back in the day. If you do decide to OC I've heard 2.8-3.2GHz is the best range.

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