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heat problem

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by tommyl, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. tommyl

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    i have a custom built pc with an intel pentium 4 2.4ghz and i was wondering if this temperature is safe
    52 degrees celcius
    125 degress farinheit
    my computer is not overclocked i am running 512 memory and two burners and two hard drives is this safe i also have a 300 watt power supply thanks
     
  2. Divinus

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    I'm not sure how hot P4s usually run as I've never had an intel rig before. I do know that you're not in any danger of it burning up or anything like that. 52°C seems a bit high to me but hardly dangerous.

    I'm sure someone that are more familiar with P4s could help you out.
     
  3. GrandpaBW

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    The CPU should be in the mid to upper 30'sC when you are not gaming or burning DVD's.
     
  4. tommyl

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    what would i have to do to keep this tempature down
     
  5. tommyl

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    should i add another fan its a brand new processor and mother board i dont think that my fans are bad
     
  6. ddp

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    what is system temp & how many fans. my 2.4 celeron is about 35c & system is 33c with total of 9 fans
     
  7. tommyl

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    i have 2 fans one on power supply and one on processor my temp when computer is first booting up is 50c
     
  8. ddp

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    put a couple of case fans into case, 1 pulling air in from front & 2nd to expel air in back. what is motherboard. make certain heatsink is actually sitting on cpu not partly on bracket
     
  9. tommyl

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    my board is an ecs 848p-a will that heat hurt my computer till i get another fan or should that be ok for a while thanks
     
  10. ddp

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    should be allright til new fans put in. i'm running ecs p4vxasd2+ board. possibility that the heat sensor is not reading temp properly as ran into that problem before on p3-450 with 12c difference with same cpu but 2 different boards
     
  11. tommyl

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    ok thats good to know
     
  12. tommyl

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    oh by the way thanks for the help ddp
     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     
  14. baabaa

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    Did you purchase your heatsink with the CPU or was it purchased seperately?

    I ask because, with a decent heatsink you can carve off 10 degrees without the need for additional fans.

    If it is an Intel heatsink (supplied with CPU), then yes as others have stated:

    Check seating/connection of heatsink and HTC paste/pad
    Check airflow into case
    Is the case a MIDI or FULL tower
    Does the PSU push warm air into the intake of CPU fan?

    With MIDI, PSU can sit directly over the top of CPU fan - thus restricting airflow and pushing warm air into CPU - either larger case or additional fans....................
     

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