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Old 08-04-2004, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This has Prolly already been said before, but i want to know.

What's the max temperature of a P4 Northwood and a P4 Prescott?


I have a P4 2.6GHz (800 Mhz version) OCed to 3.0GHz and it averages about 20-30 degrees when idle or under normal use.

Under 50% use (Dr DivX), it hits about 40-45 degrees.

What temperature does the failsafes kick in and the computer restarts? I also wanna know cause my friends got a Prescott.
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well what you have is very good. I wouldn't go above 60C. Anything above that will probably fry it. I would try to stay below 55C.
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Old 08-05-2004, 04:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I seem pretty safe then =P
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i like that pic very usful thnx
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Old 08-06-2004, 04:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yes i have to agree that pic is very good. i was about to ask a question but found my answer there.
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