Just wondering if my H60 Corsair cooler is doing its job. I have a Pentium 4, 3.6Ghz, Dual Core processor and it runs from 47 degrees Celsius to 65 degrees Celsius. Never above or below those values. Just wondering if that is normal. Thanks!
Many factors depend on the CPU temp besides the CPU. You need to take into consideration the ambient room temp, how many fans the H60 has on it and what speed the H60 fans are running at.
Those temps sound normal considering the Pentium 4 series of CPUs were some of the hottest CPUs ever made. If you only have one fan and are running it on low, you can probably improve those temps, especially the idle temp by adding a second fan. You can also further improve the idle by seeing if it has Speedstep and allowing it to downclock itself.
The original H60 is not a very good liquid cooler, there are many budget air cooler that can get you similar or even better results.
BTW, does your CPU have hyperthreading or two physical cores?
How did it come to pass that you're using one of those with a P4?
My little heatsink and fan couldn't handle it. It would get upwards of 87 degrees Celsius. Shutdown temp (i think) is like 92 degrees. We don't have air conditioning where I live, and this room has terrible ventilation. I would literally start sweating when I was performing a CPU intensive task!
....I bought a liquid cooler