Quesion about Q6700 and computer issue

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  1. ARMYguy

    ARMYguy Master Guru

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    Quesion about Q6700 and computer heat issue

    Recently i have been suffering from my computer just out right shutting down after some time in certain games. Notably Dawn of War 2 and Bad Company 2. I have noticed that if i leave my case panel off it will not usually crash in DOW2 but will still just shut down in BC2 after an hour or more of gaming. I have my CPU OCed to 3.2 with a massive Zalman copper sync on it, but it still says at idle my 4 cores are in the 48 to 50c range.

    My quesion is this. What is a good idle temp, and what would you guys do in this situation? I think its happening more now cause its summer, plus my Fermi, the two arent really friends here. Thanks!
     
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  2. It's either overheating (very likely considering those idles) or an unstable overclock. Either way there is something wrong with the way your cpu cooler is operating.
     
  3. ARMYguy

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    I want to say the heat sink is choked with dust. This pc was built when the Q6700 was the best cpu out, and i have never removed the sink to clean it since. I dont even remember how to remove it now lol... guess i have some work to do...
     
  4. Definitely clean it out, and get some new arctic silver 5 thermal paste.
     

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    I appreciate the response !
     
  6. Peerless

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    What are your temps under load?
     
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    I havent been able to game yet to determine them. I know that just watching a youtube brings them up to 65 - 70 c though. That seems a little steep to me for such things.


    EDIT I just played a little BC2 was at 95 c after 4 min of play.
     
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  8. gampamu

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    No doubt the problem is due to overheating from clogged coolers. Take the computer outside and blow it clean with a couple of cans of compressed air.
     
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    Im going one step farther and am going to completely break it down, take the heat sink off and completely clean it and probably put the computer in a superior case. This is an old thermaltake case thats like 6 years old, and has really crappy air flow.
     
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    u don't have to break it down ..just take it to a car service where they have air compressor and blow everything out of it (not including hardware) :)
     

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