I am currently running a P4 Prescott (socket 775) @ 3.0ghz (stock) with a ZeroTherm CF800 cooler. I have noticed that it will idle around 42C with Asus PC Probe II, and will run up to 58C - 59C under full 100% cpu load. Is that the normal range for a Prescott core? I heard they always run hot... Thanks
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That is pretty good... I have the same chip and it would idle around the same 42C but the load went above 60C a lot. So you are at least better than me.
Update: Idle after a gaming session or video conversion is around 46-48C and still stays under 60C under full load.