Well so much for my cooler. I bought a swiftech mcx 478 for my 3ghz p4 and i aint impressed. The cpu idles at 42c but when its on full load shoots up to 57c this surely aint right for a this cpu and what i was led to believe was a kick ass cooler.
Am i just being stupid or is there something wrong?
btw my system temp stays stable at 28-30c. even with the cpu at 57 .
I would really like some guidance as this cpu cooler wasnt cheap D:
pull the heatsink off and make sure it was laying flat on the cpu. The thermal compound should be even all the way across the cpu. Thats the biggest problem is making sure there on flat and not stuck up on one side even though it looks ok.
What kind of thermal compound were u using? Arctic silver or what came with the heatsink.