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Old 05-13-2009, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i got a new rig went down to a q6600.
overclocked it to 3.4 what do u guys think of the temps?
and why does it say 3.4 on computer properties and 3.0 on real temp


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Old 05-13-2009, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You may have speedstep enabled in the BIOS, it downclocks your multiplier when the CPU is idle to save energy. Honestly it's not a bad thing, but if you want your proc to consistently be 3.4ghz disable it.

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Temps are fine the default multi for the q6600 is x9 so check on speedstep.

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I haven't checked cpuz yet ill do it once I get home after work.
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Run prime for about an hour and see what the maximum temp is in real temp afterward. If it stays under 60c's then you have some headroom for a nice overclock, at least 3.6:exclamation::money::super_happy:

It's safe to stay under 70c's load, but there are people who run 78c's load 24/7 and don't damage the q6600. It is a monster and can take tons of abuse.

Also, yes speed step is probably the cause. Just turn it off imo, although I think veedub left his on when he had his q6600.
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