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?
Pentium 4 1.9GHz
Asus P4S333 Socket 478, SIS645
Compro GeForce3 W/Personal Cinema
256MB PC2100 Ram
Toshiba DVD-ROM/CD-R SD-R1102
IMB Deskstar 30G HD
Windows XP Pro