q6700 temperatures v.whats acceptable

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  1. Fachh

    Fachh New Member

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    I just got a q6700 and under load one of the cores gets up to about 58-62 if im playing crysis

    is this anything to worry about?
     
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    what are you using to measure the temp with? Coretemp is the best program when it comes to accuracy.

    Either way, 58-62 is a decent temp when you're under load, and Crysis is a fairly cpu intensive game, so I wouldn't worry.
     
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    using coretemp sir

    thanks for the info so far

    whats the danger zone for q6700 cores?
     
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    I'd be concerned when it hits over 70-75 for extended periods of time.
     
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    gotcha thx
     
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    that chip has a TDP of 71C

    Crysis doesn't stress your cpu that much.
    Use prime95, orthos, or everest. run an 8 hour stress test, then monitor your temps.
     
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    yeah, you may need to look into better cooling, whether it be for your CPU, your case or your room if you are seeing ~60C when playing a game

    I dont like my q6600 going much over 60, and I run [email protected] which runs it at 100% 24/7
     
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    What does TDP mean in simpler terms?
    I looked it up but don't rly get it
     
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    understand this:

    Tjunction = temps of cores,... which is where Coretemp, Speedfan, Intel TAT, gets its values from.

    Tcase = temp of cpu die,... which is where the BIOS, motherboard utilities, and Speedfan as well, gets its values from.

    TjunctionMax = maximum temp for Tjunction.
    TcaseMax = maximum temp for Tcase.

    Intel TDP has 2 values:
    1) power consumption (watts); and
    2) Thermal Specification - can be TcaseMax or TjunctionMax depending on the chip. Your Q6700 use TcaseMax because of the integrated heat spreader.

    These two values mean that your processor, at full load, is designed to consume 95W with a TcaseMax of 71C.

    Simply put,... according to factory specs, operating beyond those values can cause instability or thermal damage.
     
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    thank you

    I phoned intel and they told me not to worry unless my temps went higher than 90C?

    wtf are they crazy?
     
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    i remember the prescott chips that would get hot as fuck.
     
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    My P4 1.8GHz is at those temps after bootup. Its still going after 6+ years with all original parts except for two I chose to upgrade about a year and a half ago (video card that required then the psu to be upgraded).

    Its always ran that hot. BTW, its a Sony VAIO something.
     
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    most of these limits are theoretical maximums, not the actual
    think of it as just a guide.
     

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