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Old 02-02-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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I just finished with a new build and im getting a CPU Temperature of 63 degrees celsius.. I have a Intel Q6600 Quad Core CPU and a Thermaltake / Silent 775D / Socket 775 / Copper Core / Copper Heatpipes / CPU Fan.
I have applied thermal paste (Zerotherm Thermal Paste) on the CPU and the heatsink and it is still 63 to 67 degrees celsius. What should i do?
EDIT: The thermal paste is a little dry after applying it...
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:48 PM   #2
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You should be using a very thin layer of thermal paste for the best results.

What is the speed of fan as reported in the BIOS?
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:53 AM   #3
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You should be using a very thin layer of thermal paste for the best results.

What is the speed of fan as reported in the BIOS?
Applied a lot more paste and now have a temp of 44 degrees!
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Yeah,Its Quite hard to get the perfect thickness of thermal paste.
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:37 AM   #5
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is that 44c idle or underload.
you might find if you do a cpu test the temps will still go up alot
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is your fan seated correctly?
are the voltages correct in you bios
because sometimes for what ever reasons a motherboard may set the voltages wrong
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:01 PM   #7
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is that 44c idle or underload.
you might find if you do a cpu test the temps will still go up alot
44c idle. Is that ok?
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its for stock cooling but for aftermaket im not sure.
just check . or manually lower you voltages .like what esa said they may be set wrong causing your cpu to heat up
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:10 PM   #9
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the CPU Fan speed is at 1350 RPM And the temp of the cpu at idle is 43c ... How would i go about manually lowering the voltages? what should i set it to?
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Now its 45c at 1700 RPM . Doesnt sound very good since its idle and i have an aftermarket cooler..
EDIT: I Have a Quad Core Intel Q6600 2.4GHZ Processor and a Thermaltake Silent775D CPU Cooler
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it should be 0.85V – 1.5V with no overclocking, just look for VCore
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:07 PM   #12
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it should be 0.85V – 1.5V with no overclocking, just look for VCore
So, should i set it anywhwere between that? What does setting it lower do?
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The CPU Core is 1.2V right now
42 degrees celsius, idle
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yeah thats fine. maybe a little more paste would to the trick
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Can't be a very good fan, if all be told.
You shouldn't need a lot of paste. Too much just has the opposite effect. The paste is only there to help transfer the heat from the surface of the CPU to the cooler. Too much and you are distrupting that process, since the heat would simply build up in the paste and not be transferred properly.
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I was cruising the 'net looking for the Thermaltake Silent775D. It seems from the user reviews that it's not much better than a stock heatsink, which would account for the not so cool temperatures.
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Can't be a very good fan, if all be told.
You shouldn't need a lot of paste. Too much just has the opposite effect. The paste is only there to help transfer the heat from the surface of the CPU to the cooler. Too much and you are distrupting that process, since the heat would simply build up in the paste and not be transferred properly.
So should i be good to install xp now?
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yeah thats fine. maybe a little more paste would to the trick
a little more paste? you sure?
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So wait... its 44 degrees C without any OS installed? You checking these temps within the BIOS?

If so, 44 degrees is a very good temperature, since when booting up, your CPU is being somewhat throttled, and wouldn't be considered an idle temp at all.
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So wait... its 44 degrees C without any OS installed? You checking these temps within the BIOS?

If so, 44 degrees is a very good temperature, since when booting up, your CPU is being somewhat throttled, and wouldn't be considered an idle temp at all.
Oh, Yeah i have no OS installed and im checking it within the BIOS. So is that good? BTW I left it on for around 10 mins and its at 43 degrees in the BIOS.
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