Overclock Asus P5Q Deluxe with Q6600

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Sean314159, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Sean314159

    Sean314159 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I overclocked the Q6600 to 3.2GHZ using the stock fan. I was pretty stable for a long time as long as I didn't try to over stress the system. It started shutting down so I replaced the stock cooler with Hyper 101 (with an extra fan).

    I'm still getting the reboot here and there and the CPU seems to be running hotter than I'd expect.

    [​IMG]

    Have a look at my numbers and see what you think? Maybe the CPU fan can't handle 3.2GHZ?

    Also, I'm looking at the CPU Core Temps and wondering if the CPU Silicone Paste was applied evenly.
     
    #1 Sean314159, Nov 28, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  2. T_Yamamoto

    T_Yamamoto Lifer

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    13,811
    Likes Received:
    2
    Did you replace the TIM?
    Have you tried reseating it?
     
  3. Sean314159

    Sean314159 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, I replaced the Thermal Compound. I spread it evenly across the CPU with a plastic bag. I didn't but any Thermal Compound on the Heat Sink.

    I changed by overclocking to 3.0GHZ and it still seems way too hot.

    Core Temp

    Temp: 60, 61, 57, 58
    Min: 50, 50, 45, 45, 47
    Max: 77, 78, 75, 75

    Asus Prove: 39 (not real load)




    I'm thinking about redoing to Thermal Compound and seeing if it makes a difference?
     
  4. SPBHM

    SPBHM Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    4,010
    Likes Received:
    4
    is there anything on the bios set to shutdown the PC at this temp?

    or is something else, like VRMs overheating?
     
  5. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2001
    Messages:
    33,355
    Likes Received:
    26
    might be psu too
    or mobo vrms getting weak
     
  6. Sean314159

    Sean314159 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok, I reseeded the fan, applied new thermal paste, increased the fan speed, and improved the air flow in the case. Also, I mounted the CPU fans towards the large fan at the top of the case. Asus probe is know reporting the following:

    MB 33
    CPU 23

    [Overclocked at 3.0GHZ] Those numbers are obviously good, but there seems to be a bit of a spread between the cores. Here are some numbers after running a run-in test for a few minutes.

    [​IMG]

    Are the core numbers ok? Is core 1 and 2 two high compared to 3 and 4?