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2.4C at 64C?! Help

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September 9, 2003 2:09:31 AM

I've just purchased a 2.4C and its temp are reaching 64C already without overclocking. Is that considered high already?
I'm using the cpu fan which came with the processor and it spins at 2250rpm max. System setup are MSI 865PE Neo2-S, Twinmos DDR 512MB PC3200 CL2.5 Kit, Hercules ATI Radeon 9600Pro 128MB, 480W PSU(not sure about the brand name), Sony DVD rom drive, 2 HDD. Please help thanks

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September 9, 2003 3:46:04 AM

Hi pls help thanks
September 9, 2003 4:11:47 AM

How many fans are you using?
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September 9, 2003 4:14:47 AM

Mine hit that hi today. But it had to be rhe sun coming thru the window. AC was running at the time. Now I'm at 47 to 48 C with all windows opened.
September 9, 2003 5:01:24 AM

Total fans 3 : 1 CPU, 1 N/B, 1 Case fan
September 9, 2003 5:04:14 AM

Hmm, I'm living in Singapore, tropical country with temp ranging from 26-33C. Btw is my CPU fan speed normal? Seems quite slow to me and do i need to apply thermal grease?
September 9, 2003 7:38:59 AM

Take that crappy piece of foil off the heat sink that is suposed to be an excuse for thermal compound. Put some arctic silver on it.

These specs are here so I don't have to repeat them. P4 2.4c @ 3.0 ASUS P4P800 dx Geil pc4000 2.5,3,3,6 250FSB 1:1 Radeon 9500 non-pro 2 Maxtor 60gig 7200rpm 8mb cach in raid 0 SB Audigy 2
September 9, 2003 8:01:30 AM

Ok, just went to buy some coolermaster thermal paste, couldn't find arctic silver and I must really say it works! Now temp are 59C, much much better than before. Thanks guys, anyway are there still any other fans which you guys would recommend?
September 9, 2003 8:00:49 PM

Same three I have. Plus OC to 3.0.
September 9, 2003 8:10:10 PM

59c is still way too hot. what exactly is telling you your temps are that high.

I have a 2.4c running at 3.0 even with my stock HSF the same that you have I never went over 52c.

whats telling you 59c?

The Rig
2.4c @ 3.0
OCZ pc3500
Asus P4C800-E
4 Maxtor 250gig serial ata drives
Enermax 465watt
Viewsonic 17" tft
ATI 9800Pro @ stock
September 9, 2003 8:14:45 PM

I don't know ... 59C doesn't seem all that far off for someone living in a tropical climate. Especially when the case probably doesn't have all that great of an airflow. It seems fine to me. It isn't great for overclocking, but if left at stock there shouldn't be any problems.

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September 9, 2003 8:16:57 PM

Yeah I always assume people have their comps in a room thats 70f. Ambient temps do matter. I have seen so many probes give off wrong temps, I only trust the bios and my own burnt fingers now.

The Rig
2.4c @ 3.0
OCZ pc3500
Asus P4C800-E
4 Maxtor 250gig serial ata drives
Enermax 465watt
Viewsonic 17" tft
ATI 9800Pro @ stock
September 10, 2003 12:20:02 AM

Turn your AC up. If no AC put a fan in front of your case. It worked for me when house AC was out.
September 10, 2003 8:35:21 AM

Okay, bought a Global WIN CAK4-88T cooler which is running at 4000+rpm and another case fan for sucking in cooler air, the temp are quite good now, cpu 53C and case temp 42C.
Btw i'm using the MSI corecell software to monitor my temp, is that an accurate measurement?
September 10, 2003 4:13:28 PM

That should give you good readings. I'm using Winbond that came with my IS7. Case 36C CPU 50C House temp 83F
September 10, 2003 5:15:54 PM

Is that 53c Under load? or just idle, If that is Idle temp the swing from 42c to 53c seems to high. Seriously get some artic silver clean the cpu really good with rubbing alcohol.

put a tiny dab on artic silver on the cpu and spread it with a credit card, DO NOT USE your fingers, fingers are oily and oil=bad. At idle I don't think you should have more than a 3-4c temp difference from the mobo.

I use a ZalmanCU cooler and my CPU is actually 3c lower than my Mobo temp at idle and never more than 9c under load.

42c seems high for mobo temp, what is the temp in the house or room the comp is in?.

The Rig
2.4c @ 3.0
OCZ pc3500
Asus P4C800-E
4 Maxtor 250gig serial ata drives
Enermax 465watt
Viewsonic 17" tft
ATI 9800Pro @ stock
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September 10, 2003 5:28:51 PM

Look in this the CPU section, theres a post somewhere called Post your temps. Youll get a better overview.
My 2.6c runs at 50c under full load and 28-30 at idle. But I live in canada and my room temp is around 18-20.
I dont think its that unusual considerin the warm aire around your PC.
September 11, 2003 4:27:29 AM

Well after a day of running the comp, my cpu temp actually went down even more to 43C after adding some thermal paste(couldn't find an arctic silver so i used coolermaster), n/b temp 40C and case temp 39C - all temp are underload, checked after playing c&c generals. My room temp is around 30C.
I would actually like to thank all those who have helped me in one way or another, you guys are great!
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September 11, 2003 5:34:52 AM

Hehe, why should he replace that crappy piece of foil with some crappy ASIII? The stuff only gives you 1-3 degrees max.

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