P4 CPU Temps

I have a new P4 system as described below. My case has 2 4" fans:1 suck, 1 blow. I also have the stock Intel CPU fan and heatsink. During normal usage like email and browsing, my CPU temp is around 28C to 34C. Yetserday I was encoding a MPEG-2 video and it was a large file that took 2 hours to complete. During that process, the task manager showed 100% CPU utilization. I checked the temp and it showed 48C or 119F! Is this too hot?
I've never left the stock HSF on before, but from everything I read, this was a good unit. I even read a review where a high perf unit was worse! The HSF came with a black thermal pad, but I wondered if some Artic Silver(or similar) would be better?

Thanks

MIKE

Pentium 4 1.9GHz
Asus P4S333 Socket 478, SIS645
Compro GeForce3 W/Personal Cinema
256MB PC2100 Ram
SB LIVE
Toshiba DVD-ROM/CD-R SD-R1102
IMB Deskstar 30G HD
Windows XP Pro
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  1. WOW i'M IMPRESSED MY NORTHWOOD P-4 2.0 GHZ RUNS AT LIKE 42-44c AT IDLE AND 49-53 UNDERLOAD .. YOU ARE IN FINE SHAPE

    (sorry about the caps was using capslock earlier and now I'm too lazy to fix it for this response)

    <b><font color=blue>** Speed 2108(down)/365(up) kbps **
    (At least 42 times faster than a 56k modem) </font color=blue>
  2. You should be OK, you have nice idle temps and don't worry until your temp is higher then 55-60C and you're getting crashes.

    My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek: .
  3. COOL!(pun) Thanks guys. I have overclocked today from 1900 to 2094 so far with no problems. It is at 36C currently as I type. I may try for even higher later.

    Thanks,

    MIKE
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