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hi i have a p4 prescott 3 ghz i just installed a Zalman CNPS[QUOTE] 7000B-Alcu heat sink on it..before i had the stock heatsink on it and speedfan would say i idled around 40 C now..it is saying i am idleing around 55 to 60 C..i know that prescotts can run really hot..but that just seems a little to hot..the processor is not over clocked at all..so i dont know what to do..i checked the heatsink it appears to be seated properly..if anyone has any ideas please let me know..\\\\

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post #2 of 25
My prescott idles at 53C sometimes. But its like 85 degrees in my room lol. Did you use AS5? There is no reason why ur temps would go up after installing a new/better hsf. If you are sure that it is seated properly than the only thing I can think of is if u didn't use AS5. Try reinstalling speedfan lol.
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[quote=Puckbandit35]hi i have a p4 prescott 3 ghz i just installed a Zalman CNPS
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7000B-Alcu heat sink on it..before i had the stock heatsink on it and speedfan would say i idled around 40 C now..it is saying i am idleing around 55 to 60 C..i know that prescotts can run really hot..but that just seems a little to hot..the processor is not over clocked at all..so i dont know what to do..i checked the heatsink it appears to be seated properly..if anyone has any ideas please let me know..\\\\

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sounds like you didnt mount the new heat sink correctly double check it make sure its on proper remount it did you use anything like artic silver 5 make sure you did not put to much on it if need be clean both the heatsink and the processor and start over and check your temps in the bios as well make sure they are as should be
    
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Is the fan spinning? Is the room too hot to begin with? Sorry, I don't know much about Intel chips.....hopefully someone else can pick this up.
    
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[QUOTE=Puckbandit35]hi i have a p4 prescott 3 ghz i just installed a Zalman CNPS
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7000B-Alcu heat sink on it..before i had the stock heatsink on it and speedfan would say i idled around 40 C now..it is saying i am idleing around 55 to 60 C..i know that prescotts can run really hot..but that just seems a little to hot..the processor is not over clocked at all..so i dont know what to do..i checked the heatsink it appears to be seated properly..if anyone has any ideas please let me know..\\\\

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Never had good results from that same cooler, but it should be better than the stock heatsink. recheck everything.
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i did install AC5 on it..but i will check it again to make sure it is seated properly..

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i did install AC5 on it..but i will check it again to make sure it is seated properly..

thanks for your help
make sure you didnt put to much on either.. on that processer all you nead is the size of a grain of rice which is not very much at all
    
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post #8 of 25
Have the same cooler on my 3.0 GHz Northy... runs at 3.6GHz, ~40C idle, ~50C load. I know Prescott runs hotter, but should be ~40C idle at stock speeds... make sure it is seated properly, and you might want to check fan speeds.
    
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post #9 of 25
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ok so..i took the heatsink off wipped off the ac5 and put it back on but not quite as much and now it is around 47 C..which is a little cooler..i am starting to think that it is just becuase my room its really hot..how much would my room temp affect my cpu's temp?


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post #10 of 25
Room temps definately increase temps inside your rig also... the air drawn in is warmer.

It's getting hotter here also, around 25C (77F) ambient here today, resulting in an increase of about ~2 - 3 C of my temps. 47C seems still high to me, esp since you had lower temps on stock. I know that AS5 needs to set for a while, and temps will drop a bit, but I would expect low 40s..
    
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