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Old October 19, 2009, 10:38 AM
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Default Are these temperatures ok? what can I do to lower them?

I recently overclocked my Q6600 from the stock 2.4 GHz to 3.0 GHz, and am wondering what my temperatures SHOULD be. Here are my system specs:

Processor: Q6600 @ 3.0 GHz
Motherboard: nForce 680n LT SLI
RAM: OCZ Vista Ready 4GB DDR2 333 MHz
Graphics Card: GTX 260 MAXCORE 50 (216)
Heatsink/Fan: XigmaTeck HDT S1283

With an ambient room temperature of 19 celcius, it idles at 38. Running the Prime95 Torture Test (in place large FFT, max heat), it peaked at 65 celcius over 3 hours. I plan to run it longer tonight.

Will removing my fan and adding copius amounts of thermal paste lower the temperatures? Is there anything else I can do, other then get new cooling components? "Overclock" the fans?

Any help is appreciated, and if you have an overclocked Q660, feel free to post your rigs and temps for comparitive purposesm


Mike Trpcic
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