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Old 11-09-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default Normal temperatures

Hey guys
I friend of mine just gave me a pretty nice Dell motherboard. Ordered up some parts and I have myself a new rig
Problem is, I installed SpeedFan and checked my temperatures. The CPU is running at 70 degrees! Thats not under load, its just sitting on the desktop with speedfan running, with the case open.
I did a little tweaking around (reversed the fan on the heatsink to blow air DOWN) and it lowered my temps to 58 degrees. Still, that seems a little high.......
What do you think I should aim for with an Intel Pentium 4, 2.80GHz?
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Normal temperatures

Your temps, with an OEM or "cheap" heatsink are spot on. The P4's run hot unless you throw a massive tower air cooler or go liquid on them.

I have P4's here at work that run up to 100*C just fine. Their TJunction isn't for a little more yet, so they're fine running that hot, even without having to throttle. I try to get them down again, but generally speaking, the P4 is hot headed. 80*C load temps aren't unheard of for P4s.
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