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bios temp

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by illizit, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. illizit

    illizit Thread Starter

    Oct 16, 2009
    does the bios usually use 100% cpu?
    im using an pentium 4 531 which is a prescott and which ive read are notoriously hot, and in bios the temp will steadily increase up to about 54º C which appears to kick the fans to a higher rpm but doesnt seem to go higher then that after fans go faster.
    i know os temp monitors are usually less accurate than the bios but using CPUID's hwmonitor under windows, the temp will only hit 54 under heavy cpu use and about 40 at idle.
    just hoping the bios is using full power and the program in windows is reading right when its idle..
  2. win2kpro


    Jul 19, 2005
    The Tc temperature of the Pentium 4 531 processor is 67.7°C. 40°C is about normal for a Prescott core at idle. When the fan kicks in it's doing what it's supposed to do, 54°C is not excessive for that processor since at 54°C you are still 13°C below Tc temperature.
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