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Pentium 4 3.06ghz - heat question

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May 1, 2003 9:31:11 PM

ya i know i read these all the time and go "Wtf?"

but i just wanna know if my cpu running at the temp of 51 degrees celsious is normal.

I also would like to know what is a good relatively quiet fan but yet performs good and DOESN'T HAVE AN ANNOYING HIGH PITCH SOUND!" THIS FAN IS DRIVING ME NUTS!

I would like to get around the 40 degree mark but if 50 is normal for this processor then whatever. I'm not sure on room temp... it is fairly warm in here too.

alright thanks!

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May 1, 2003 11:10:02 PM

Seems kinda high, you might need better air flow in the case for the HSF to operate better.

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May 1, 2003 11:17:52 PM

Proberly about right if you have a high room temp. You have to keep in mind the 3.06Pee4 is the hottest CPU out there. There are no other CPU`s that produce as much heat as the 3.06Pee4 on the general consumer market. It puts out more heat than the old 1.4gighz Thunderbird even. The 1.4 T-Bird is 74Watt and the 3.06Pee4 is 80Watt for memory.
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May 1, 2003 11:40:27 PM

pee4 lol! thats funny! I don't care about the heat, i just wanna lose the noise. I would like to get it down to 40 but it doesn't matter. 53C seems just really high.

can you or anyone else suggest a heatsink AND fan and has the 3ghz chip?

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May 2, 2003 12:31:59 AM

To my knowledge, the Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 TC is both silent, and supporting of the P4 3.06.
May 2, 2003 1:46:55 AM

50 is not a right temperature for p4 3.06, it should be somthing around 35! u can buy thermaltake vocanol 11,it's quiet.

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May 2, 2003 1:48:04 AM

I'm afraid I don't know how to get hold on it outside Sweden, where I live. I believe it's a german company though, (don't know if that's of any help either). If you find it available, it's specs can be find at their official homepage: http://www.arctic-cooling.com/en/
May 2, 2003 2:46:13 AM

Thermalright 900 or swiftech MCX4000 with a nice panaflow low fan... 28 dba you cant hear nothin but air ;) 



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May 2, 2003 2:49:02 AM

*confused* the volcano 11 is for the AMD cpu's only and the series of heatsinks for the P4 are sparks and the spark 7 is not what i'm looking for.

2. @ 6000 RMP max, this baby is LOUD but its worth it.

I DO NOT WANT LOUD! IT'S LOUD NOW WHY WOULD I PAY FOR IT TO STILL BE LOUD?

thank you anyway ...

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May 2, 2003 12:55:27 PM

Don't know about that overheat and die thing, P4's never die, but anyways, I can bet my 50 cent on that this CPU fan used to support the P4 3.06. I even it saw in action...
What is likely is that they changed the specs for it when the new 800 FSB 3.0 P4 was released, because I can assure you, this CPU fan was specified as supporting the 3.06 last time I checked. (2 months ago or so.)

But I assume this CPU fan is out of the picture anyways. I just wanted to explain why I saw this HSF as an alternative. I hope you find another HSF, because since I've seen the 3.06 boxed HSF in action myself, I know how horribly loud it is. Barely usable. I'd say Intel has some serious heat issues with their top-of-the-line CPU's.
May 2, 2003 3:59:56 PM

well i can't buy it here anyway.ALso i broke the fan lol and it is quite now. tamps range from 41 idle to 58 full load lol because of the low rpm's. i bet it's just a really bad heatsink too.

i just don't wanna buy a new heatsink and fan and have to screw in bolts and crap. ya know like, KISS - keep it simple stupid. thats why i like intel's methed to pop in heatsinks. well - thanks anyway

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May 2, 2003 4:08:47 PM

I'm not sure it broke then. The temps on the machine I "tried" were anywhere from 43-63, in a chassis with case fans, and pretty good ventilation. Judging from the fact that the CPU can only handle up to 69 degrees, I'd say the CPU is a little bit too hot-running for it's own good.
Not to bash your machine though... ;) 

I believe there are several HSF's out there that can be easily installed. The Arctic Cooling was one of them, so I suppose you can find an easy to install HSF if you wanted to. It's sad that the boxed P4 heatsink is that noisy. But it's good if you found a "way" to make it run more quiet. ;) 


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May 2, 2003 5:13:03 PM

ha ha - the problem is is that i can't find one - the zalmen one for 38 dollars looks promising though. it's this one, <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?image=35-118-10..." target="_new">http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?image=35-118-10...;/A>

the have an all copper one too but that is just way too heavy. I wonder if this would perform better. what do u think?

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May 2, 2003 5:58:49 PM

I assume this is the Opteron/P4 fan that can be used on both CPU's. I guess the HSF's are similar with the exception of the copper base or partly aluminium base. The copper only based HSF will perform better, but like you said, it is also more heavy.

CNPS-7000-ALCU: Thermal Resistance: Silent Mode: 0.29 / Normal Mode: 0:22

CNPS-7000-CU: Therm. Resistance: Silent Mode: 0.27 / Normal Mode: 0:20.

So the copper based HSF is better. However both seem capable of handling the 533 FSB 3.06. No word on the 800 FSB 3.0 and above though.


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