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Old 08-02-2006, 03:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i just built a new computer and checked my processor's temperature - it was 62-64 degrees C. is this normal? it will only go up when i begin installing programs and games and running more applications. thanks.
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Old 08-02-2006, 03:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pentium D's are known to run hot, but 62-64 degrees C on idle is to high. I think the max temp a Pentium D can handle is about 70 degrees C.

Check to make sure your HSF is seated properly, maybe get an after market HSF, some artic silver5 thermal paste.
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dude your processor is burning man. I really use my CPU (AMD 3500+) and it goes to about 40 degrees celcius. You need to consider extra cooling! Maybe your case is poorly ventilated. Get some fans in your case.
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Yeah my 3700+ is about 42C, get some AS5 and reseat your hsf.
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my cpu is at 42C look into case airflow and maybe a new heatsink good wireing and fans droped my temps by 8 -9 degrees
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there is no point comparing a single core AMD to a dual core Pentium. that doesn't change the fact that unless you are sitting in the middle of the Sahara that is probably way too high a temperature for idle. 62 degrees should be fairly close to what you would want as a maximum temperature.
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can anyone suggest to me a heatsink? i think the one i have right now is too crappy. socket 775. thanks.
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thankyou nitestick, i was about to ***** myself about comparing amd chips to inteldual cores, COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PEOPLE,, dont compare an oven to a toaster
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Intel chips normally run alot hotter than AMD chips (dunno why!)

look and see if there is enough thermal compound between the HS and CPU, or if there is to much, that can also cause problems! if you still have a problem try using a silver nitrate heat compund that is more conductive
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