i know these run hot but mine idles at 47C and loads at 65C-73C. thats not what i was expecting. im using a masscool cooler that is supposedly rated for prescott 3.4Ghz. no overclocking being done. this same pc ran p4 northwood 2.8 at 37C idle 46C-50C load yesterday. im using arctic silver ceramique, which id like to blame for it, but i hear that stuff is just as good as the arctic silver 5 but easier to work with (the reason i got it in the first place). any advice? all temps are taken with asus probe which i know blows but i cant find my mb in MBM5. anything else i could use to monitor temps? thanks in advance for any useful replies.
p4 prescott 3.0Ghz
1gb patriot pc3200 mem
saphire radeon x1650pro agp 8x
That is a bit hot. I have a tuniq tower on my 3.2 prescott. was going to upgrade to a core 2 duo board and processor but I'd have to keep all m yold parts. so I decided to just nab a new hard drive and a cpu cooler till I can save up enough cash for a enthusiast rig..Got 1200 saved up now...3 grand more to go.
But yea...I had to drop my thermtaltake bigwater for a tuniq tower since the bigwater is horrid. Never buying a kit again..next time either getting a custom water cooling solution or one of those below 0 cooling solutions.
Make sure though that your not using too much compound. On my tuniq tower on default settings I'm idling at 42..and load is 48...I have to admit I love this tuniq tower. Scary to think it can keep a prescott this cool...the cooling for a c2d on this sucker is impressive...Just reapply your thermal solution (hopefully your using AS5)...And reseat the sucker.