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P4C Temp/Fan Question..

Postby BurninMan921 on Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:55 pm

Hi all, just got a Pentium 4C 2.4GHz. This thing runs ~55C under load, which seems kinda high. Is it? What's a good "safe" temp? I do want to OC a soon as I get my new memory.

I am using the stock heatsink/fan...which had a thermal pad on it instead of paste. Before overclocking, I was going to remove the thermal pad and put some Artic Silver 2 on it. Or should I just get a whole new heatsink/fan? What would a good (quiet!) one be? The local store carries Cooler Masters, I think...

Also, does anyone know if the MSI 865PE Neo2 boards "lock" the memory speed if the FSB is OC'd? Right now I don't want to OC because I have old, PC2100 (266MHz) memory in the system, which didn't seem very tolerant of OC'ing in my old system. I plan on replacing it with Kingston HyperX 500MHz DDR, which, if the FSB is OC'd, would give me 1GHz Memory and a 3GHz CPU, with the memory still running "in spec".

Thoughs? Other than that I tend to ramble in my posts? :wink:
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Postby integspec on Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:03 pm

Burnin,

Can you tell what's the usual ambient temp where your pc is? I think maybe 55C is little too high. Others might opine differently but around 45C is normal right?

Also while it's at 55C OC is not a good move. Maybe already you are aware, Temp is the OC killer.
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:04 pm

That does seem kind of high. Dumb question, but is it hot in the room, with or without the computer on?

Also, I would recomend a Thermaltake HSF used on slow fan level.
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Postby integspec on Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:20 pm

Here is a site from where you can get loads of info on Heat Sinks/coolers:
http://www.dansdata.com

Dan really runs a good site.
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Postby BurninMan921 on Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:15 am

System temp at idle is 38C, with idle CPU temp at ~44C or less.
It's not that hot in the actual room.
Maybe it's because the fan has the stupid thermal pad on it? I'll be ordering a new fan ASAP...
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Postby BurninMan921 on Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:24 pm

Well, guess I won't even be doing a 1MHz overclock :evil:

The stupid mobo can't lock the PCI/AGP bus speeds! And this from a board that MSI tries to pimp to overclockers; it even has a big "D.O.T." sticker on it. Argh! Even my old, 1st gen Abit 845 mobo could lock the PCI/AGP bus.

Well, guess I'll be getting that nice Gigabyte 875 P4 Titan board...
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