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My cpu reaches 64°C !!

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September 23, 2011 12:51:42 AM

my cpu heats up to 64°C while working on a big task or loading flash applications on the web
and in normal state it sticks between 51°C til 54°C

Could it be the heat-sink ??

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September 23, 2011 12:52:47 AM

First of all, what CPU? Are you using the stock heatsink?
September 23, 2011 12:59:34 AM

it's Intel and i am not sure what stock heatsink is but it resembles this one in the image...
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September 23, 2011 1:04:03 AM

Alright it's an Intel, do you know what model? Is it a Core 2 Duo? A Core i5, i7, etc?

64C on a stock heatsink isn't that alarming mainly because the stock ones are usually known for their poor cooling performance. Although it is a bit warm, it's not much to worry about.

What temperature is it in the room? Have you cleared dust out of the case recently? Are there a bunch of cables inside the computer that are blocking good airflow?
September 23, 2011 1:14:01 AM

oh it's not a core 2 duo or anything like that, it's an old Pentium 4

well I dont know how much is the temperature...but i know i cleared the dust not so long ago....and yes there are many unused cables...could they be it?
September 23, 2011 1:22:01 AM

I wouldn't worry about it then. If you do, you can always buy an after market heatsink but the Pentium 4's are pretty old - the investment may not be worth it but that's up to you. You could also try adding another fan to your case if that's possible.
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September 23, 2011 1:27:46 AM

Meh, I think old P4 were made to handle temps up to 90C ...
September 23, 2011 1:34:30 AM

Thank you @mxsix, i think about changing the heatsink...
yeah Zenthar, maybe, i wouldn't make it a problem if the fans werent too noisy, they're my only i guess changing the heatsink could save me the trouble

Thank you guys :) 
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September 23, 2011 3:28:07 AM

Intel CPUs are flame throwers...
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September 23, 2011 3:38:22 AM

wouldnt worry till it gets over 70C