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Old 03-07-2005, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a dell 1150 with 512 mb ram and a pentium 4 2.66ghz processor. i didnt really want to waste cpu cycles so i got this program that lets your cpu run computations for research. and the problem is this. after only about 1 min or so i have a cpu temp of about 73 degrees, which i think is excessive. is there a problem with it being that hot, ? i dont know? i just dont want to melt anything internally. i dont know why it gets so hot so fast either, is that the sign of another problem, maybe with the cooling or something?

id appreciate any thoughts
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Old 03-07-2005, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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By 73 degrees, I'll take it that you are in Celcius, not Farenheit. If that is the case, then 73 is a smidge bit on the warm side. You may want to consider getting some more fans in your case, but you have a Dell, so chances are you won't be able to put many, if not, any fans in at all. You may also want to go get yourself some thermal paste for you CPU.

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Old 03-07-2005, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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And if you're talking about Farenheit you're laughing 22*C is actually on the cool side for an unmodded computer.
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Old 03-07-2005, 05:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea you might want to add fans if it is 72*c
its going to be hard to upgrade your heatsink because you are going to have to take everything apart. dell is not good for upgrading.
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Psssh, no company built comps are good for upgrading. They make their parts so wierd and only THEIR kind of junk will fit in it! Thus, making you purchace a totally new $1000+ comp!!! Grrrr...hiss, hiss.
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