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CPU overheating

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PSeagle, Sep 4, 2003.

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  1. PSeagle

    PSeagle Thread Starter

    Aug 12, 2003
    what range do u guys consider overheating? like tempature range C or F (for a 3.2 800 FSB hyperthreading CPU)
  2. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    I would consider anything over 60 degrees C cause for alarm with that processor. The P4 slows when it detects overheating, so it is almost impossible to damage one from overheat. You would notice a slowing of the computer if it thought it was getting too hot. If it is running over 50C I would check the seating, paste application and case cooling.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    My P4-2.4gig runs in the in the mid 30's idling, and in the mid 40's under 100% load for an extended length of time. This is with the stock Intel heatsink. I think if it's over 40 idling, I'd be checking on cooling. Obviously, this depends on the ambient temperature of the room.
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