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Old 04-13-2005, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently running a P4 3.2Ghz (1MB L2) (not OCed)

Idle temp is around 50-55 (122F) and Full load is 65-69.

Now when i put this computer together it was fine for about a month then the Mobos overheat detector started going off everynow and then (telling me my CPU was running over 60C) so i took the CPU off cleaned the heatsink (stock heatsink) and put some new thermal past on (vantec thermal compound ) but it was still running hot.

Then i rememberd when i was shopping around for the CPU at internet sites one of the sites said something like "this CPU runs quite alot hotter than the 3.2 512 L2) so i went into the bios and set the CPU temp warning to 80)(Why 80? because Full load 69C and i dont want it to go off everytime my CPU hits 70C) and its been fine since.

But i just thought i should check with some people who know more about computers than me. Is this temp ok? and if its not what can i do?

(Currently have 1 Case fan since thats all my case supports)

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Old 04-13-2005, 08:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That should be OK. My 3Ghz runs at 66 degrees under load. It's because the Prescott core is hot, but they're designed to cope with it.


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Old 04-13-2005, 08:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would try getting Artic Silver 5, that might help cooling.
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i had a similar concern not to long ago about my P4 runnin at the same 55-60 temps. I went out and bought a canned of compressed air and gave my whole computer (including the cpu) a nice clean and now my cpu runs at 35 C Idle.

Quite the improvement, try it.

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Old 04-13-2005, 09:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You need artic silver 5 for it
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Old 04-13-2005, 09:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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SHEESH, thats really hot, thankfully my Dell doesn't tell me the temp!
Anyhow, get an aftermarket HSF and a tube of arctic silver...

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Old 04-13-2005, 01:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have celeron 2.7ghz running at around 92*F.

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