those temps seem normal for a maybe a stock cooler and orthos load. So i would think he needs a new heatsink.
disable all the cooling crap in bios
So in his case the high temps actually caused the system to drop the multi to 6, but normally CPU-Z would still show 1600mhz if speedstep is enabled.
thank you for your valued input, and great contribution to this thread. you are a valued member of this community. please, feel free to add your knowledgeable input wherever you see fit. do you work for intel? it sounds like you do.
Under a full Prime95 load, my Q6600 does in fact hit 73C...but it is also overclocked to 3GHz with a stock cooler attached. What are your ambient temps?
i didnt get pissy at all. sarcastic, yes. but pissy, i dont think so.
My Q6600 is running at stock speeds with the following...
and that is @ idle, using a zalman cooler. I would definately look into getting a better cooling situation for sure. Those temps may be "OK" but they aren't what you want for sure!
I'd say it's doing a lot better, wouldn't you guys say?
With an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro, you should really be seeing lower temperatures at stock speeds, even with a B3. It's certainly doing better than it was though. Maybe the chip is just terrible >.>
Well, better is a relative term.
I am running a Q6600 at 3.2 Ghz at 2.4 volts on a Theramltake MaxOrb and I get similar temps under Prime95 load. My G0 stepping can run 10 degrees hotter than your B3 stepping CPU can, but I don't like to run on the ragged edge.
You should be able to do much better, even with a B3 stepping Q6600 at those settings.
You should invest in a better cooler if you want to play around with clocking.
The problem with the AF7pro is that it only works well when you have good airflow in your case. In mine, there is terrible airflow and not much of any way to resolve that problem. The stock fan and fin spacing causes too much air to blow around the unit rather than through it.