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I recently changed the PSU on one of our intel P4s and I noticed in the bios that the cpu idle temp is 67c with the side panel open.

Is that too hot for a Pentium IV 3.2 ghz stock clockspeed? maybe time to change thermal paste?

I checked one of the other P4s and its idle was 50c.
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What Pentium 4 3.2GHz? What cooling system? How is case airflow (OEM?). Alot of questions that need answers.

I have two Pentium 4s. A Pentium 4 641 (3.2GHz, LGA 775), which idles at ~22C when in the system in my signature, and a Pentium 4 2.8GHz (socket 478 Northwood w/Hyper-threading) which idles around the low 30C range with a Thermaltake TR-2 M12 cooler on it.

67C is way too hot to be idling, Pentium 4 or not, but if it's a 90nm Prescott on stock cooling in an OEM PC, it's going to run warm.

My current CPU, for reference, is ~33C-34C idle at it's overclocked speed, and at stock speeds, it only drops a few degrees, so despite being Netburst, no, it's not okay or even normal to idle that high. My Core 2 Duo idles higher than my Pentium 4 in the same system at similar clock speeds.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 7/21/11 at 1:23pm
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its a socket 478 with HT. The case has a 120mm intake fan in front and the side panel is open.

Would high temps cause it to have BSOD when trying to restart or shutdown?
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Socket 478 P4s usually run at a voltage of 1.4-1.5v.. somewhere
(reading right off the couple of P4 478s on my table)

Not to mention it's HT, course it's gonna be warm
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post #6 of 11
Clean the chassis out, replace the TIM. The temps are gonna be high since they are P4s....
 
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post #7 of 11
does it crash under load? Just to tell if the sensor is wrong. It's unusual for that high of an idle temp bad thermal paste may increase things a few degrees but not the 30 you're seeing I wouldn't have thought.
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Reseat heatsink with new TIM.
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These 478 P4 and their max temps are around 70.. so you're just barely making it by idling..
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When is the last time the dust was blown out of that sucker?

It's probably a 3.2 Prescott on 478, and it's jsut going to be hot, all the time. They sucked that way.
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