Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-07-2007, 01:19 AM   #1
Daemon Poster
 
ericf1993's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 671
Default cpu temp too high?

i just got a prescott cpu and the temps were at around 60-70 degrees C. is that too much? i have a thermaltake spark 7+ and when i turn the fan speed all the way up, it gets 60-70 degrees C.


EDIT- the idle temp is at 61-63 and when i start browsing the web or doing something then it goes up to 65-66
__________________

ericf1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 01:27 AM   #2
BSOD
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,556
Send a message via MSN to Rudster816
Default Re: cpu temp too high?

the prescott' are known to run hot, if those are absolute max than your probably fine, but you should clean out your case if it has dust in it.

also you should go buy arctic silver 5 and apply that, if you want to you can get it at radio shack, although its rather expesive there but otherwise you will have to pay shiping
__________________

Rudster816 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 01:58 AM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
ericf1993's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 671
Default Re: cpu temp too high?

i think max is around 75-84 and i already had arctic silver in there, there isnt much dust in my case either.
ericf1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 04:45 AM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
A True Folder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,789
Default Re: cpu temp too high?

What chip is it??

Those temps sound on the borderline for thermal protection to kick in but without knowing exactly which chip it is I'd be guessing at the threshold.

Anyway the temps are too hot. Something is not right.

Can you detail your methodology for applying AS5, attaching the heatsink, if possible post a pic of the inside of your case and supply your full system specs.

Thanx

__________________
E8600@ 4.25GHz, 1.325V | Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme + Scythe Slipstream 120 | Asus Rampage Extreme| 4GB Corsair 2000MHz 8-8-8-24 @ 1600 6-7-6-24| ASUS 9800GTX| Pioneer 18X SATA DVD-RW | 320GB + 500GB WD SATAII | Antec True Power Trio 650W | Thermaltake Sonata | Vista Ultimate x64 SP2/Win7 Ultimate
A True Folder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 08:52 AM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
ericf1993's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 671
Default Re: cpu temp too high?

i cant get the pic right now, but my specs are pentium 4 3.00 ghz HT socket 478/ 1gb ddr ram / 160gb hdd/ asus p4p800 motherboard/ powercolor radeon x700 256mb. i didnt get what you mean by "detailing the methodology."
ericf1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 04:32 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
A True Folder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,789
Default Re: cpu temp too high?

how did you apply the stuff?? big blob in the middle? small grain of rice in the middle??? spread with finger?? spread with other method?? twist heatsink slightly when attaching?? how you cleaned off the old TIM from the heatsink etc

That sort of thing
__________________
E8600@ 4.25GHz, 1.325V | Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme + Scythe Slipstream 120 | Asus Rampage Extreme| 4GB Corsair 2000MHz 8-8-8-24 @ 1600 6-7-6-24| ASUS 9800GTX| Pioneer 18X SATA DVD-RW | 320GB + 500GB WD SATAII | Antec True Power Trio 650W | Thermaltake Sonata | Vista Ultimate x64 SP2/Win7 Ultimate
A True Folder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 05:38 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
spywarebanisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,135
Default Re: cpu temp too high?

wtf. thats very very high.
__________________
amd athlon x2 4800+ 2.5ghz / 4gb ddr2 800mhz mushkin/ ZOTAC 8600gt 256mb / 320gb HDD 7200RPM / 250 watt psu
spywarebanisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 06:46 PM   #8
Daemon Poster
 
ericf1993's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 671
Default Re: cpu temp too high?

Quote:
Originally Posted by A True Folder View Post
how did you apply the stuff?? big blob in the middle? small grain of rice in the middle??? spread with finger?? spread with other method?? twist heatsink slightly when attaching?? how you cleaned off the old TIM from the heatsink etc

That sort of thing
ok so first i got a "medium size" blob in the middle and spreaded it with my index finger, then i put the heatsink on and aligned the holes, then i put the latches on. and i cleaned the old stuff off with rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth.
hope this helps.
ericf1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 06:52 PM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
A True Folder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,789
Default Re: cpu temp too high?

too much TIM by the sounds of it, especially if you have to "clean up overflow" also you shouldn't be touching it with bare skin.

What brand of TIM are you using??

Here is a basic application guide for TIM (although this is AS5 specific it will give you the general idea.)

AS5 application guide
__________________
E8600@ 4.25GHz, 1.325V | Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme + Scythe Slipstream 120 | Asus Rampage Extreme| 4GB Corsair 2000MHz 8-8-8-24 @ 1600 6-7-6-24| ASUS 9800GTX| Pioneer 18X SATA DVD-RW | 320GB + 500GB WD SATAII | Antec True Power Trio 650W | Thermaltake Sonata | Vista Ultimate x64 SP2/Win7 Ultimate
A True Folder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 07:02 PM   #10
Daemon Poster
 
ericf1993's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 671
Default Re: cpu temp too high?

so should i take it back out and reapply the as5 and instead use like a card or something to spread it?
__________________

ericf1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« Avg | Help! »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0