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    My fault or Unlucky or Just annoying

    Hi,

    I built my computer about 8 months ago and after overclocking the cpu to 3.2Ghz (and feeling very happy with myself), i didn't really notice just how high my temps were.

    Recently i have been reading a number of people complaining of "My temps are too high". a lot of them have Q6600 and have temps of 50 oC under load. I started getting worried when i realise mine are that temp at idle and at load they reach 70 with ease.

    I have reseated my cooler (Tuniq Tower 120) with AS5 several times but there has been no difference.
    I have the coolers fan pointing upwards towards an exhaust fan. I also have a fan below the cooler providing a fresh cool stream of air to the cooler.

    I have twiddled with the pins attaching the tuniq tower to the cpu for so long that i literally have blisters.

    Finally, i reduced the CPU voltage in the BIOS to as low as it will go at 1.125v. My PLL voltage is a 1.60v. I think this is all ok.

    None of these things seem to have made any difference what so ever.

    So, my question to you, am i just unlucky, have i got "one of those cpu's" which just isn't as good as the others?

    It my fault, have i done something wrong when i was overclocking, have i left some voltage setting on auto so it is pumping too much voltage into a CPU?

    Finally, is their anything i can do, would getting the Thermalright Extreme 120 make any difference?

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    Re: My fault or Unlucky or Just annoying

    Hi mate i have the old Q6600 not the low energy G0 steping i have mine water cooled, clocked at 3.16 standard voltage. I also have my 8800gts in the loop which increases the temps massively. mine is idle at about 35 degrees and about 43 under load. the graphics card is clocked up by 40% and temps of 40 idle and 50 load. most of these cards are inder load at 70+ so thats a good thing.

    If i where you i would by a small water loop. even a cheap 50 quid job will beat the best air coolers. take a look at www.watercoolinguk.co.uk for some ideas on prices
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      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
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    Re: My fault or Unlucky or Just annoying

    chavo,

    So you reckon that i would see better results if i brought a small water cooling loop rather than the thermalright extreme?

    If so, can u give me a list of what i will need, tubing etc

    Regards,

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      • Q6600 GO @ 3.0Ghz Stable
      • Memory:
      • 2GB crucial ballistix pc2 6400 @ 1000Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 80GB hitachi deskstar, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint
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    Re: My fault or Unlucky or Just annoying

    I am considering getting the termaltake big water 746 is this a good idea?

    I can get it for about £75 and considering it got some pretty good reviews, I think that is a pretty good deal.

    Has anybody got any experience with this particular price of kit?

    Regards,

    Pompalomp
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