temp of a proc

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  1. quickone

    quickone New Member

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    Anyone know at one temp is dangerous for a p4 3.2e ghz processor? Mine usually stays around 55C but has been gettin up around 70-75C when I run my proc hard.
     
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    i beleive about 120-125 F is where you start to get errors... but dont quote me (not sure about celcius)
     
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    I'd say that's pretty high, but I'm a gamer and don't know much about Intels. I would get better cooling if I were you.
     
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    131F is in the range where you don't want to keep the system on for a long time. Unless you're really using the processor, as in a full load, that should be fine but if it's its idle, I'd look for a better heatsink/fan. Also you might want to clean out your case and everything else from dust since that can hinder airflow and the cooling effect.
     
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    from what i know 70c is the max safe temp
     
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    The P4 has an internal thermal monitor that will modulate core clocks to reduce power dissipation, so there shouldnt be any worry of frying it. However it sounds like when you're pushing it hard the proc is starting to throttle itself back as the max operating temp is around 70°C.

    Get a better HSF STAT!!
     
  7. quickone

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    Yeah its only around 50C on mine idle. the 70-75C was full load. I know I need a new heatsink..I jus bought new comp parts to build a new pc and I never got a heatsink other than the stock one that came with my p4. So I need to get one...maybe tomorrow. I just dont want to kill the thing.
     
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    70c is probably the maximum you want to be, anything higher is overheating.
     
  9. quickone

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    jus got new heatsink and fan...should be alot better
     

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