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Old 03-27-2006, 02:10 AM   #1
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CPU temperature 80-84 degree celcius

i have intel pentium 4 prescott 2.40A GHz
here is the page where it says thermal spec 69.1 degree celcius
but my system in the bios tell me that current cpu temperatur is more than 80 degree celcius (normally 80-84)

my FC5 keep bugging me with Temperature above threshold

is my temperature normal?
anyone with p4 2.40A processors and what is your temperature?

i didnt overclock my processor at all. and i'm using the headsink and fan original from intel.
Old 03-27-2006, 02:20 AM   #2
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Bios often get it wrong, bios updates can often help with this but I would not go by what your bios says.

Download the latest version and flash your bios.
Old 03-27-2006, 06:14 PM   #3
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anywhere close to that temp is very bad though. BIOS might be off by a bit but i would still be worried about overheating. Is your system covered in dust? That often results in you hardware overheating.
Old 03-27-2006, 11:52 PM   #4
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It also depends on the size of your case and the quality of ventilation/fans the load your running it under and other cards you might have in your pc especially graphics cards for gaming will generate lots of heat.

I have built probably over 100 P4 pcs in my job and have found the new ones to run pretty hot. Under load many of them ran at up to around 62 degrees completely standard with the intel heatsink/fan.

Your cpu will slow down if it gets too hot. They have built in protection so if your system is stable I wouldnt worry about it too much.

If your keen how ever I would open the case and clean out all the dust the an aircompressor, just make sure you stop the fans with somthing or you can damage them.

Hope my novel helps
Old 03-28-2006, 02:21 AM   #5
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In my experience normal temps for a CPU generally run in the 30's to 50's C depending on your climate and the season. Disregarding occasional spikes, I personally would not want to see sustained temps that were significantly above ~55C. I've got a P4 2.4B and ordinarily it stays in the mid-30's. If your CPU typically is in the 80's then I'd say you've got a serious cooling problem. Is the CPU heatsink and fan installed correctly, and is the fan spinning at a normal (meaning really fast) rate?


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