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maxlover
10-20-2004, 09:28 PM
Hi there guys..
my problem is that as title..my system is getting overheat. i search posts but could not find what is the normal operating temperature for Intel Pentium4 2.8c, It has 1mb cache, and other system specification is 1gb kingstone Ram, Intel 865Gbf motherboard and Geforce FX 5200. and 220 HD(3 seprate hard drives 20+80+120). without load running mean running small softwares like browser , temp is 40-42, and running 3dmax or combustion 50-54, and when ever i render its reach to 70 and Motherboard monitor starts beep.
I want to know what should i do, I got 1 fan in casing and box shiped cooling system for P4,
and ofcourse what is normal operating temperature during rendering

mrgoodbyte
10-21-2004, 03:35 PM
My specs:
Pentium 4 2.8C HT enabled w/ Zalman CNPS7000Cu @ 1300rpm
Asus P4P800
1.5GB Kingston RAM
Nividia Geforce FX5700
80GB + 120GB HD
Pioneer DVR-107 DVD burner
2 case silent fans @ 2100rpm, front and back
Cables nicely stowed away for improved airflow
Redhat Linux 9 2.4.8-30

CPU temperature (according to bios) :
no load: 38C
100% load (=rendering): 51-52C

You can check you the following links for tips and such:
www.frostytech.com
forums.devhardware.com
www.coolerguys.com

Vertizor
10-21-2004, 03:48 PM
60 C is the highest your CPU should go, anything hotter than that is trouble.

You need 2 fans in your computer chasis. 1 at the bottom-front tht blows air INTO the computer, 1 at the top-rear to blow air out. In many many cooling articles, they claim that is the optimal configuration of fans. Also try to keep the inside neat, tie down cables and wires so they don't block airflow.

Get a can of compressed air and dust out your computer. Dust will insulate heat. But by far the best solution is to get a better heatsink/fan. Look for one that's all copper and bigger in size than what you're using now.

maxlover
10-21-2004, 09:01 PM
and yes...there is no paste i dont name exact name i think thermal paste or something..between cpu and heatsink

lots
10-22-2004, 12:19 AM
Why doesnt any one put thermal paste or artic silver on thier chips? It REALLY helps with cooling...

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