I just built up a new system with a ASUSMaximus Formula mobo and a Q6600 Quad Core and I'm using a Zelman 9500 cooling unit on the CPU with a wind tunnel effect through the case. Now the problem is that I'm getting very high temp. on the System and the CPU and according to all the reviews that I've seen regarding the Zelman 9500 on a Quad Core, they are getting temp. way lower then mine. Currently at Idle my system temp is ave 47*C and my CPU are averaging between 45*C - 49*C. Is there a problem with the temp or should that be the ave temp for this setup ?
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Re: High Temp levels on new System
Well, if your cpu it is only few centigrads above normal it should work the same.
If CPU is overheating too much the MB will shut down immediately. In any case a temperature constantly higher than normal will shorten the life of your cpu. Check that cooling plate and fan are well in place and sticking to cpu to optimise your cooling system. Here is a guide explaining problems related to cpu overheating .
Here you can download speedfan it is an utility to monitor in real timeyour cpu temperature.
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According to their website, no. The core 2 duo is supported, but not quad core. http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=674&CategoryID=1&MenuID=16&LanID=0 Look under the cpu tab.
Yes - both MOBO are same form factor.
You will need to remove the backplate (that is the part that surrounds the ports) from the case.
You will need to insert the backplate for the new MOBO in the case.
this mainboard is intened for use with XP or Vista only OS and Intel Socket 775 Core™2 Quad/Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Celeron Processors Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors ONLY
if the computer powers on w/o video , it could be heat issue with the CPU, --turn off the computer, remove battery and rear case - remove the heatsink fan and apply new thermal paste on the CPU- then put heatsink fan back , battery -- and turn on computer --if the issue persists, its bad onboard video card
Asus makethe majority of the board in the world. Intel makes most of the chips sets and CPUs, which you alread have. Which model depends upon what features you want(What you are intending to do). Get the board with the most PCIe16 slots and tie them all together in addition to the one having the highest amount or Ram availableto run,and the fastest Front Side Buss speed. That should take care of you. I had built one with the Q6600 and used an MSI board with
two 8800 video cards and 8GB RAM
The gigabyte CPU cooler is for socket 775 so it shouldn't be an issue with the Asus Maximus II formula motherboard that has a LGA 775 socket.
What CPU cooling level you need depends on what CPU you intend to use and what you will be doing with your machine. You'll also want to monitor it after installation to make sure your fan is working properly and within your needs.
Hi Durmo, your troubles may be the SLI card. If you are using a single 8500GT make sure your SLI card is plugged into the motherboard as a single graphics card. See page 3-9 in your manual. If your 8500GT has dual out puts check both for display. Only one will show you display.
If you have this set correctly & you have tested your monitor on another system (& it is good) yet no display from the system than contact Asus. This board was make in 2007 & is warranted up to 2010. You can do this online or call Asus at 1-812-282-2787 M-F EST. Other countrys click the dropdown menu at Asus home page. http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=473&model=1474&modelmenu=1
Yea- its really simple with the Maximus Formula's (well.. I have a Maximus II Formula....)
Under the BIOS, you should have a tab called "extreme tweaker" or something similar. Go under that and there should be a nice CPU level up option. For example, mine has 3 options: (i have an E8400) 1.) Auto 2.) E8500 3.) Crazy
Another solution is to get the ASUS utility called CPU Level Up. It installs under windows, and lets you switch your CPU settings easily. Although this may be a Republic of Gamers specific utility.. not sure.
The Q6600 is a monster chip (I have one), and I've never seen a socket 775 cpu not work, in a socket 775 motherboard, so I'd have an educated guess to say that yes, it would work.
However, the Q6600 can handle 3.6GHz with ease, and this motherboard seems quite low-spec for this class of component. I'd consider a new ASUS board, with a nice built in wifi connecting, PCI Express 2.0 support also.
You could then overclock to your hearts content then.
Q6600 can overclock reaching 4GHz on water cooling. but be careful though always watch your processor's temperature keep it as low as possible and if it overheats try lowering the processor speed and voltage.