Hmm, just need a bit more push to squeeze by T4rd, may have to give in and run a vm on my q6600 for this! I can't keep it up for long though, my chip idles as hot as my gpus load
Something is wrong, then.
If you are using the stock intel cooler, did you correctly push all 4pins in?
It takes a bit of oomph... more then I would like, but a bit nonetheless.
The 4pins must not be freely rotatable in their "locked" position.
The load temps should be around 60C, tops. ("normal" load) Idle depends on your case, but nekkid is about 30-40C.
I've got me a really toasty q6600. I guess I should of detailed my cooling a bit more, since I'm on water The gpus load at 45c, idle around 38c, both have full cover blocks on them. The cpu idles around 45c, using a tjmax of 100c, as noone could ever figure out the true value, so I play it safe. It's lapped, which did help temps, but even at stock with the stock cooler for testing it ran quite hot so I think the cores make poor contact with the IHS. I've redone the loop and mounting a few times, and haven't noticed it getting any better or worse since I take my time. I always figured my 260s would be adequate for folding, and are a lot easier to manage vs vms for the cpu. Also I've noticed the cpu draws a lot more power than the 260s do, especially in the watts/ppd area when I watch the pull on my UPS soar. Here's a pic of this year old beast, sadly my paint job isn't standing up so well:
Yeah 95 is more sane, but o well. Give me a windows smp client that doesn't suck and I'll be more worried (as then I'll fold on the cpu regularly ) Games don't max this cpu and rendering doesn't get it as hot as folding does, which I seem to recall being around 65c so it's a bit too toasty for my tastes.
*edit* Or I'm an idiot and winsmp is pegging my cores at an average of 56c, hottest at 58c (using 95c tjmax). The system is pulling 700 watts from the ups now, I'll let it run for a bit and see what kind of ppd I get. My damn mosfet cooling gets so amazingly hot, really wish i had water cooled those now as they scare me...
ive seen some peoples PPD go down while others its gone up.. so i have no clue whats going on with F@H servers.. at this point my guess is no ones getting the points for the WU's they have been returning.. but who knows..