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Windows 7: intel core 2 quad q6600 kentfield help temp

05 Aug 2011   #1

intel core 2 quad q6600 kentfield help temp

my max temp on cpu stress test at 100 percent for all 4 cores is 60 c is that good or how good is that two of the cores is max temp is 60 and the other two cores is max temp is 55 c but having a max temp of 60 c is that very good i need some expert opinion

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05 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Yes its normal
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05 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

That is good. I get the same on my Q6600. Anything below 70C is completely uncritical.
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05 Aug 2011   #4

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

I have idle temps around 50c and it's seems to be normal to have a difference between cores.

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05 Aug 2011   #5


ok thanks i was wondering you all put my mind at ease
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28 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

My processor ran at 70 C
All I did was clean the fan on the CPU with a vacuum cleaner.
I also cleaned all other fans.

Now it runs at 40 C

Things to do.
1. Remove dust.
2. Make all fans blow in the correct direction, with the case closed.
3. Also check that all panels are closed, holes can interfere with the air flow.
4. The wired should be cabled tied and not bunched up, blocking airflow.
5. Check the CPU thermal Paste.
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28 Oct 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1

Thats a Q6600 as well,temps are on idle,they raise at full load to 32C
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28 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 64-bit

I found a very good utility to check your PC temperature.
It is free and you can download it from
Speccy - System Information - Free Download


What's in your computer? If you're like most of us, you can probably name the processor (Intel or AMD, Celeron or Pentium), maybe how much RAM it has, and maybe how big the hard drive is.
When you go to a computer store and see all the bright shiny PCs laid out next to each other, most will have tags or stickers indicating the:
Processor brand and model
Hard drive size and speed
Amount of memory (RAM)
Graphics card
Operating system
Two or three years later, when it comes time to upgrade your computer, that tag or sticker may be long gone. Speccy was designed as a free electronic "what's inside" sticker for your PC.
Isn't this information in Windows?
Yes and no. Some of the basic information can be found by right-clicking My Computer and then clicking Properties. The General tab lists some statistics, and the Device Manager on the Hardware tab lists all of the hardware you've got installed. But it misses out lots of information that you need.
Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!
Why do I need Speccy?
At first glance, Speccy may seem like an application for system administrators and power users. It certainly is, but Speccy can also help normal users, in everyday computing life.
If you need to add more memory to your system, for example, you can check how many memory slots your computer has and what memory's already installed. Then you can go out and buy the right type of memory to add on or replace what you've already got.
If you're going to be selling your PC, you can use Speccy to quickly list out the components. Or, if you're buying a PC, you can use Speccy to check that the computer has what the label says it has.
Also, Speccy comes in handy for support. If you're on the phone with technical support and they want to know what video card you have installed, there's no need to hunt around Windows. Speccy has all the information on one easy-to-understand screen.
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