Hello there, I have an Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz Prescott CPU. It is an LGA 478 CPU, the motherboard is an ECS PM800-M2. The CPU fan is the stock one. Basically, the idle operating temperature on the CPU is 55 C, which I believe is pretty high. This is comapred to my i7 920 which runs at 30-40 C at idle. Other specs I can add are the following: NZXT Apollo case, AGP ATi Radeon HD 4650, Diamond Sound Card, Rosewill Ethernet NIC, Hauppauge TV Tuner Card, Corsair 400W PSU, 2GB DDR Ram.
If you must know, my i7 920 specs are the following: Foxconn Renaissance X58, HIS AMD Radeon 6970 (flashed 6950), NVidia EVGA GTX 275, Rosewill 1000W PSU, ASUS DS Sound Card, NZXT Phantom, 6GB DDR3 Ram
I'm sorry, I can't post room temperature. Also, I have not overclocked the Pentium 4, because I don't know how to, and I'm not willing to. If the temperature is too high, please recommend me a solution or CPU Fan, as I don't want to simply throw the PC away. And yes, I know its old, but its running fine. All my PCs run Windows 7, including this one, if it helps.
My question was if the P4 CPU was running hot, I understand that I shouldn't compare, but i needed to give some kind of info on the room temperature.
So basically, is the P4 running hot at 55 C?
I think that sounds normal. I still have my pentium 4 3.2 ghz upstairs in my sisters room, I can check the temps tomarrow. I have the stock heatsink on it, but I removed the heatsink by accident and didn't bother to reapply thermal paste.
55C for a P4 is not hot at all. 55C in general is not really that hot. I believe that temperatures have to reach or go over about 100C for temperatures to affect performance. If the 55C is under load, you definitely do not have a problem.