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What to do/get to lower CPU temperature.

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Raiten, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Raiten

    Raiten Regular member

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    I have a P4 3.2GHz Hyper Threading processor, ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard, Vantec AeroFlow Heatsink/Fan, and a Thermaltake Xaser III Lanfire case with a CPU temp monitor.

    The monitor always shows my CPU temp to be around 58-60 degrees celsius, which i've been told and know, is pretty hot. I replaced the standard heatsink/fan with the Vantec one but the temp didn't change, i used the thermal paste that came with the heatsink also. I don't know what to do. It's not overclocked, no extra voltage is going to it. I have a Thermaltake 420W power supply set at the 115 option on back.

    Could this be a faulty processor or something i'm missing?
     
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    Well i did most all of that, i have 4 fans, 3 exhaust (side removable panel, front and back) and 1 intake (opposite side panel). At first i thought it was the temp monitor, but i ran ASUS Probe and the probe also says that my CPU temp runs around 57-59 Cs also. And my mobo temp is around 42+.
     
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    are fans pulling air into case or pushing out of case as you are about 10c warmer motherboard wise & my 2.4 celeron is 37c. is psu fan running all right
     
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    I have 3 blowing out and 1 sucking air in. Would it be better to have 2 in and 2 out? Also i'm thinking to getting different fans anyway, any suggestions for better ones? i have two 80MM and two 92MM fans.
     
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    try the 2 & 2 but use 80s for pulling in & 90s for pushing out & see what the temp is like before getting bigger fans. does video card have fan?
     
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    im running the same cpu as you and have found that the prescott core runs hotter than the northwoods do . there isnt much you can do about it unless you liquid cool it . i used arctic silver 5 thermal compound which brought the temp down 5c . that isnt much of a decrease in temp but its better than it was . i also have six fans and the machine still runs at 45c at idle . the thermal specs from intel's site show 73.2c for the 3.2e as the max while my northwood 3.06 is much lower than that . i dont remember what exactly it is . i think its in the upper 50's as the max . its pretty tough to burn one of these prescotts up as when they get hot they automatically slow their selves down to prevent damage to the cpu . ive came to the conclusion that there isnt much you can do with air cooling to bring the temps down . i have tried just about everything except liquid cooling to bring the temps down . i have tried three different cpu coolers all copper ones , copper aluminum , and adjustable fan speed coolers with very little difference . these cpu's just flat out run hot .
     
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    Well that's good to know, at least i'm not the only one that was worried about it and tried to fix it. Thank you for the info. Now i won't have to worry about it that much anymore.
     
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