p4 3.0e prescott temps

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
asus p4v800d-x
1gb patriot pc3200 mem
saphire radeon x1650pro agp 8x
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  1. Mine runs 65°C OCed to 3.4GHz on stockcooler so I think you temps are a bit high.
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    break out the hot dogs :wink: when you are finished computing with it rig the socket and cpu to your oil pan in the winter for a block warmer. :wink: or wire it up to the barbeque for a hotplate. :^)
    Like so? :D :D :D

    http://pic1.picbin.net/direct/plh00hg.jpg
  3. Quote:
    break out the hot dogs :wink: when you are finished computing with it rig the socket and cpu to your oil pan in the winter for a block warmer. :wink: or wire it up to the barbeque for a hotplate. :^)
    Like so? :D :D :D

    http://pic1.picbin.net/diret/plh00hg.jpg
    Why did you have to post that? I am friggin' hungry! :(
  4. :lol: .... and what abput water 'cooling':
  5. 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.
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