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Pentium 4 Overheating even after CPU UPGRADE !!!

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June 18, 2009 11:07:03 AM

I have this problem I had a Pentium 4 that has been running around 60-70 C, Then I went to a the deposit and bought exact the same chipset (2,4 GHZ) A new one. When it stays idle it runs at 36-37C, but now only with web-browsing it runs at 57-63C. That's pretty Strange the Fan Works Fine, it runs at ~2600RPMs. I heard that the problem may be the insufficiency of RaM ?
June 25, 2009 7:59:49 AM

I don't understand, if you "upgraded" your CPU, why are you still using the P4? Unless you got a Pentium 4 with a higher clock speed or something?

More often than note, newer CPUs run much hotter than their older counterparts. In fact, CPU makers are wondering how to pack more transistors into the same space without making the whole chip melt when it gets power.
June 25, 2009 2:46:19 PM

Check how much cpu usage ure using in task manager while browsing the internet. Also make sure the heatsink of your fan is making good contact with your cpu. Apply new thermal paste maybe if you havent done so. The best thing to do is to change your cpu a pentium 4 was good back in the days.
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June 25, 2009 2:51:38 PM

I would pay a dollar then take it home and advertise it on ebay for sale:D 
June 25, 2009 3:05:51 PM

a would pay a dollar for a P4 965 then I'd sell it on ebay for $900 since those idiots would think it's an absolute bargain for a 3.73ghz processor.
June 25, 2009 5:08:12 PM

canistra said:
I have this problem I had a Pentium 4 that has been running around 60-70 C, Then I went to a the deposit and bought exact the same chipset (2,4 GHZ) A new one.


Found your problem
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June 25, 2009 5:18:33 PM

TonCharr28 said:
More often than note, newer CPUs run much hotter than their older counterparts. In fact, CPU makers are wondering how to pack more transistors into the same space without making the whole chip melt when it gets power.



That is not true. As the process advances 130nm > 90nm > 65nm > 32nm, CPUs use less power and generally run cooler.
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June 25, 2009 8:10:53 PM

Pentium 4's run hot. Hence why they are now obsolete.
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June 25, 2009 11:51:07 PM

gamerk316 said:
Pentium 4's run hot. Hence why they are now obsolete.



The extreme temps where corrected with ceder mill. P4s are obsolete because of the low ipc and sub-standard architecture.
July 3, 2009 7:15:44 AM

My old P4 got fried up after running 1.5 years on 70~80C, It was no good at all it would go to 100% Cpu Usage Idle and other stupid problems, so I got another one for 10$, actually my second one is a little bit worse, the first one was 90nm with 1 mb cache, but the present one is 0.13um with 512kb of cache. Browsing now with 15 opened tabs in opera takes 2~7% of my cpu usage and it goes up to 60 C. The fan Works fine sometimes it goes up to 3000 RPMs.
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