Re: Q6600 on stock heatsink and fan.
Well I ran Prime95 for over 20 hours and no errors. I checked temps in morning and they were still at 67C. I did hit 70C every hour or so for about 10min and hit 71C like 5 times for no longer than 1 minute. I will reduce my OC to 2.9Ghz. Should that reduce my heat so it doesn't get too high or should I go 2.8Ghz? I will probably just buy the thermalright ultra 120 extreme.
Quick question though, My 9600GT is running on this computer ALOT better than it did on my old X2 4200+(UT3 had to run on low settings for no skips). Is it going to be as good as it gets on this computer running at 2.8Ghz? Or will it run a bit better on a 3.2Ghz OC with aftermarket cooler? (before OC I had default setting(detail at 3/5) and it ran smooth)
I am just wondering how much advantages I will see with a higher OC. My main game that I play is UT3 and it takes advantage of 4 cores. Can I get a little bit higher detail and running smooth with a higher OC? Also what does Vsync do? I always have it disabled in UT3.
[Case = Corsair 400R][CPU = Core i5 3.4Ghz to 4.6Ghz /w Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU Cooler][Mobo = Asus P8Z77-V LK][RAM = 16GB DDR3 Patriot Viper 3 1600Mhz RAM][Video Card = PNY GTX 670][SSD = 240GB Force GT][Samsung S27B350 27inch monitor][Running Windows 7 64Bit]