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hi i am really new to overclocking and i was wondering if somebody would kind of walk me through it, i searched on google but couldnt really find anything helpful..i have a stock heatsink/fan that came with my 3e prescott socket 478 processor..i have a 865pe Gigabyte motherboard...i was also wondering what the average temp for a prescott is? Everest says mine is idleing around 50C or 122 F..i know prescotts run rather hot but that seems like alittle to much for me when its just idle..anyway any help would be greatly appericated

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Yup thats a little warm for idle temps, I think you need some airflow through your case. Most of the time when your room temps are high your CPU temps will be high. At this point I wouldnt do any overclocking till you get those temps down quite a bit. You should try and keep the load temps under 60.C and by load I mean during a bench mark, game or something else that uses's 100% of your CPU.
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Your temps are relative. It all depends on your room temperature. So what's your room temperature ?
Under load your temps should ideally remain under 60C (55C is even better).

Check this guide on how to overclock.
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ya..im using the x navigator case..it has 3 80mm fans and 1 180...the 180mm is pushing air out the one on the top of the case is pushing air out..the one on the side of the case is pushing air in..and the one on the front of the case by the hdd is pushing air out..

would it help at all if i flipped some of the fans around to pull more air in to the case?
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and the one on the front of the case by the hdd is pushing air out..
This one should be pushing air in. It should be an intake fan otherwise it will disrupt correct air flow within your case.
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ok thank you very much, i will try that.
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post #7 of 16
With my first C(0) Stepping P4 Prescott I found my idle temperatures on stock to be ~50C as well. I moved to a Zalman 7000CNPS and brought it down to ~43C. Then when the D(0) came out I sold my C(0) and moved to the D(0) and this brought the idle down to ~40C. Loads were ~62C on stock, 58C on C(0) and 55 on D(0).

You might do well with an aftermarket heatsink & fan assembly unit. Many like Typhoon for it's cpu cooling although I like the Zalman 7700CNPS as it not only cools the cpu quite well but also cools the surrounding components and on socket 478 these components can get rather warm.

I alway use the side fan blowing out of the case, not into the case.

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post #8 of 16
50c idle with no oc, sounds like more than a case fan problem try a reapplication of as5. Check this out http://www.techwarelabs.com/reviews/...rctic_silver5/
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post #9 of 16
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it already has ac5 on it..should i take the heatsink off, clean the ac5 off the cpu and put a new layer of it on?
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Have you run a CPU-Z analysis on this CPU? What is the stepping?

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