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What temperature is normal for CPU?

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  1. DZ007

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    Me and my friend both have a Intel P4 2.4GHZ CPU
    When we check in the BIOS, he's shows up around 90F to 100F, but mying is 130F normally. Which is considered normal? and is there anything I can do to make it lower?
     
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    130F is 54C, way too hot for the P4 to be running normally. Mine is currently running at 33C, and I've only seen it over 40C a couple of times under heavy load. This is with the stock Intel heatsink.

    My guess is if you have a good heatsink, you are in desperate need of better case cooling. Try taking the cover off and see if the temperature drops significantly. If so, it's case cooling you need. If not, it's a better heatsink, or better thermal bond between the HS and the CPU.
     
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    I think I have the intel heatsink, it has the shiny sticker with intel stuff on it. My case has a few dozen holes on both sides, and the room temperature is pretty low, how else can I get better case cooling? I think I might need "better thermal bond between the HS and the CPU", but how do I get that?
     
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    First, remove the covers and see if the temperature drops significantly. Also, what is the system temperature?
     
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    Here's everything that the says under the
    SYSTEM HARDWARE MONITOR:

    CPU 48C/120F
    M/B 28C/82F
    CPU FAN SPEED 2428 RPM
    CHASIS FAN SPEED 0 RPM
    VCORE 1.520V
    +3.30V 3.280V
    +5.00V 4.865V
    +12.00V 12.676V

    oh, and I don't think that there's a place to attach the chasis fan, it's already pretty crouded.

    Thanks for your help johnwill!!!
     
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    errrrr, the links don't say much about intel CPUs... but thanks anyways
     
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    If you have no fan other than the P/S fan, that's probably one issue. I'm not sure I understand the comment about the chassis fan, are you saying there's no place to mount the fan? There's obviously a place to plug it into the MB, since it's being read by the sensors. :)
     
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    Yes, that's what I meant, there's no space left to mount the fan anywhere, and I checked the MB, there is at least on plug for the fan, yes.
     
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    Is there a fan on the back of the case? Or just those on the power supply?
     
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    The only fans I have is the one inside the power supply, and the one on top of the CPU, this case is a little smaller than the normal cases so I guess it might not have been designed to be able to fit a case fan.
     
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    Can you maybe get a pic of the inside?
     
  14. JohnWill

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    Well, I believe you need another exhaust fan. I dropped the temperature of my AMD system by 10C by adding a couple of exhaust fans...
     
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    Well, I sent the guy who built my computer an e-mail, he told me that he used the heatsink and grease that came with the P4 CPU, I guess those are good enough right?

    Ohhh, sound like I need a case fan, but I gotta figure out a way to put it somewhere, I'll take some pics tommorow and post them here... but I got a crappy 640x480 webcam so don't expect too much clarity. :)
     
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