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Need help on ocing q6600

By nosebleedXD
Feb 9, 2009
  1. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    Thats weird then. I've just got the Budget Killer Freezer 7 Pro. Its not the highest in its class but its value for money lol...

    I think you should save and invest on a Full tower ATX case then... It'll help in many ways, especially if you're going to get a full sized motherboard and long graphics card.
     
  2. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 256

    ROFL well im using the weird thermal compound that came with it, plus, it was not properly put on

    let me tell you exactly what i did ROFL

    -put a blab of thermal compound

    -put my heatsink on top of it

    -waited 5 seconds and took lifted it up again

    -i thought it looked really uneven so i spread the paste on my cpu

    - then put my heatsink back on

    -now i realized that yeah .... rofl
     
  3. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    ... LOL OK? Did you even "even out" the thermal compound using something like a business card before you slapped it on? >.>

    You do know you gotta do that right... the thickness of the spreading on the heatsink shouldn't be more than 1mm imho... around 1/2 a mm...
     
  4. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 256

    no im sure its was too LITTLE, lots of gaps between my heatsink and etc

    cause i flattened the paste with my heatsink

    then spread it
     
  5. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    I... don't quite think you spread it right there... Its not supposed to be gappy >.> what indeed have you done and why are you using the heatsink to spread it...

    How i do it is take the heatsink, blob a tad in the middle. Take a business card or anything rigid like a ruler and in circular tilted motions, spread the paste slowly and evenly over your heatsink... Then install it and let it sit, don't touch it anymore...

    Its hard to get too little honestly... 3/4 of a mm to be safe is what i do :X but i'm sure you could go less... do understand that if you put too much as well you mess up the contact between the heatsink and the CPU.

    Thermal paste is just a conductive medium because its virtually impossible to have the heatsink and CPU obtain a seamless contact :X

    Too much and you will get higher temps and too little you will burn up the thermal paste...
     
  6. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 256

    well i reapplied the same crappy thermal compound that came with ocz, my temps have lowered to 62 max at 3.2ghz, i still cant seem to get to 3.4ghz stable, even at 1.45v, it gets errors and restarts
     
  7. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    Well, then i suppose your max is 3.2 then.. :X different chips have different max-es >_>
     
  8. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 256

    hey hamsteyr if you have msn that'd be good email removed

    im running p95 small fft test atm 3.4ghz at 1.475v ROFL thats like .1 volt more than you

    so anyways i see it at 69 degrees atm max and its been around 10 minutes
     
  9. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    haha no emails it said. Throw it over in a PM or something if you must xD
     
  10. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 256

    anyways, i finally went to 1.49v, was stable for half an hour, right when i was about to turn off computer, blue screened and restarted

    so now im at 1.5v ROFL
     
  11. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    try not to overvolt your CPU... you'll possibly cook it or reduce its lifespan tremendously
     
     
  12. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 256

    hmm im at 1.389v right now i changed my multiplier to 8x and it seems more stable

    3.2ghz atm
     
  13. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    ic ic i'm at 9 multiplier o.o
     
  14. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 256

    oh i have a VID of 1.325 =[
     
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