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cpu temperature increases too much

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by benhuang, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. benhuang

    benhuang Member

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    i have a 3.0e pentium4 cpu, it usually about 45c but when i play games, it go up to 75c even more, increase over 30c is it something wrong with my cpu?
     
  2. john179

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    I would not say so as this means your working your computer hard when gaming.Your tempreture on your pc will always vary depending on the task.Playing games is one of the most demanding on your pc.If you feel unconfortuble with the tempreture throw in another fan to keep it cooler.I have the heatsink fan a hard drive fan one in the psu and another on the back of the pc and i'm currently running at 43c just being online with the pc only being on half hour.
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    45c is kinda high but especially 75c. check that your fan is running right & that the heatsink is right on the cpu & not tilted. i've got 9 fans in my system & my temp is usually in the low 30's
     
  4. orlec

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    Hi,
    I was wondering...how do you check your systems temperature?
    I have Pent II, WIn 98se...

    cheers
    tony
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    orlec, depends on your motherboard, check your manual & also your bios(hardware monitor?) to see if it is capable of temperature reading. if capable check your motherboard cd or manufacturer for program to show temperature in windows. PcAlert3 for p2-3 for via chipsets
     
  6. john179

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    Listern guys the cheapest way to keep the pc tempreture down is to always have a cold beer on the tower.
     
  7. orlec

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    Hi,
    damn...using a software called Motherboard Monitor my motherboard is one of a few that has not got chip, case or cpu sensors....looks like i'm out!

    cheers tony (yep..i always put a frosty can of VB on top!)
     
  8. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    cheapest way to keep pc temp down is not turn it on but then what is the point of having one.

    orlec you can always upgrade
     
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  9. benhuang

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    thanks guys, but i think i already have enough fans, 1cpu, 2case, and psu, even in game playing, should the temp increase that much? increased over 30c?
     
  10. askyew

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    First benhuang, what type of mobo do you have? P4's are read from an onboard die right on the chip. Abit boards use the algorythm multiplier provided by Intel specs for the winbond sensor and others use a different multiplier. This will cause the Abit board to read about 5-7 degrees celcius higher than say, asus boards even though the processors are at the same temp(proven by independent test with external probes drilled and inserted into a heatsink). The 75c is very high for all types of processors, but i am guessing that you have a prescott socket 478 huh? Did you install the heatsink and fan yourself? If you did did you use the thermal pad included with the retail processor or did you use some other thermal paste? Do you have the retail intel heatsink and fan or aftermarket brand? You might want to remove the heatsink/fan assembly and clean, then reinstall with artic silver or some other high quality thermal transfer goop. If the thermal pad was used it is going to be almost impossible to clean the wax that it contains from the processor and heatsink blemishes without lapping them. High grade alcohol will help but dont use anything solvent based. When reinstalling use a drop of artic silver about the size of a grain of rice applied right in the center of the heat spreader on the processor(top). Push the heatsink down firmly on the processors and twist it back and forth a little. Don't pull the heatsink back up as this can cause air to become trapped between the processor and the heatsink(air is not good for heat transfer) then align and snap into place. Don't leave your computer on all the time for the fist few weeks because the heating and cooling cycle will help the artic silver to cure and lower the temps more. I know this was long but I hope it is helpful
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    Benhuang, four fans may seem enough but that's really just a standard set-up. If you want to stay really cool and avoid this kind of stuff all together, just add a few more fans. currently, i have 10 fans in my compie and they are barely audible, including my Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 (turned up barely half way). my computer's been running a while, and it's at 36 C right now. during my most extreme gaming (without adjusting any fans) it never gets over 50 C. if you do and installation of a hsf, i also suggest using Artic Silver 5 Thermal Paste. It makes a huge difference, as well.
     
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    yes, i installed the heatsink and the fan my self, and i use artic silver 5 too, and i have a 478 3.0E and they say it is a prescott and i have an intel 865perll motherboard, i am not sure if i put too much of the artic silver 5 or not, i put just enough to cover the center cord of the heatsink, do i have to open up my computer and reinstall the cpu and heatsink? the heatsink and the fan is really hard to take out
     
  13. ianski7

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    Hey!

    When you bought your processor, did you buy 'Retail Box' with the fan and processor in an Intel marked box?
    If you did,it came with a thermal pad and no Artic Silver is needed. If you did put the thermal paste ontop of the thermal pad then that would tend to explain the very high temps.

    Prescott's tend to run on the hot side (45-50c). The upper limit is about 70c so you are running too hot.

    If you do have two layers of thermal compound, you'll have to remove fan/heatsink and clean all contacts using denatured high grade alcohol. Follow askew's instructions on reinstallation and you should be fine.

    Not all fans are created equal so go to the cooling thread.
     
  14. orlec

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    HI,
    Yes, maybe an upgrade to the next compatible processor for my motherboard is the way to go...is this the right way to say it?
    Anyway, could anyone suggest a good forum for hardware upgrade discussions....i'm not exactly sure what to do but i have dismembered pc's (and left the pieces dormant!!)

    cheers
    tony
     
  15. ddp

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    orlec, why don't you start a new thread instead of looking for another forum. instead of upgrading processor for your p2/3 motherboard, why not upgrade to a p4/xp level board, cpu, ram & temp sensor
     

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