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)