2 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2013 10:58 AM by sylvia_intel

    q6600 testing


      i am having random reboots and i have been trying to cover all my bases my 4 core temps without any real load sit in the 90F-100F  range i have within he last 6 months gotten a corsair h60 on sale and i cant tell if thats doing anything but thats another matter .... what i need to know is how to test and understand the results of whatever tests i can dso to see if my processor maybe the cause if trhe restarts .... yesterday i got a new psu from 520w to 750w  and still the same i run hwmonitor constantly to watch temp on everything and such i used to also watch the windows performance readings those i understood basically but this may all be getting out of my realm ....


      basically i need to cross off things that are not the cause ... what i am presently running with is


      Motherboard                        XFX Nforce 680i LT (Socket 775)


      Processor                             Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz


      Optical Drive                        PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-215D SCS


      HD1                                      WDC WD50 00AAKS-00A7B SCSI

      HD2                                      WDC WD20 EURS-63S48Y0 SCSI


      RAM                                    4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)


      Graphics Card                      XFX Nforce 680i LT (Socket 775)


      and the current read outs are as follows during the time writing this and just speccy and HW monitor open plus webpages


      core 0 96F

      core 1 100F

      core 2 93F

      core 3 98F

      graphics card 143F

      HD 1 118F

      HD 2 111F

      cputin 109F

      auxtin 116F


      to be clear i will also be doing more research on the graphics card as well i have been getting these exact cards for like 100 a piece and this is the second after my original they seem to last about a year but i think that might have something to do with the underlined issue here and this random rebooting is a new addition to the same possibly


      if anyone has any other information that could be of use in any regard of any of this i would be grateful

        • 1. Re: q6600 testing



          Try testing the system out of the chassis, with minimal configuration such as Motherboard, processor, power supply, 1 memory stick and video card, to find out which component is system to reboots.

          The processor will send a signal to the motherboard to shut down to prevent mayor damage if the temperature is close to the 100 degrees Celsius.  You processor is handling temperature around the 35 and 40 degrees Celsius, so it is perfectly find.


          You may want to test the system with different RAM.



          • 2. Re: q6600 testing

            This kind of issue could be cause by memory, operating system, motherboard or the processor itself.

            So what we can do is to narrow down the problem in order to find out which component or software is causing the system to reboots.



            The temperature is perfectly ok, I thought the information given was on degrees Celcius instead of Fahrenheit.



            Our recommendations will be:

            • test one memory stick at the time.

            • test a different  memory stick.

            • You may want to do a clean instalation of the operating system.

            • Test another processor on the motherboard

            • Test the processor on another motherboard.