I recently upgraded my motherboard and cpu from a 2.1ghz to a 3.2ghz Prescott. The CPU came with an intel retail heat sink and fan. I was told the prescott can run pretty hot. In Bios, I have checked the temperature and it ranges from 120 degrees to 132 degrees after being on a while. My questions are,
1. Is this an acceptable temperature? What is considered dangerously hot?
2. Any simple programs XP compatible you can run to keep an eye on temperature?
3. Noise. After the system is on a while it sounds like the fans kick up a notch and this sucker is loud compared to my old board. Is this normal? My wife said it sounds like her hair dryer on low speed.
I currently only have the dual fan 500Watt PSU and the CPU fan in the case. My vid card has it's own fan. I do have two extra CPU case fans I could hook up but I know they would probably add more noise
That's it, any input would be appreciated.