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I recently got in a Prescott 3GHz processor. I had to buy a new PSU because my old one wouldn't cut it; I had it up and running (hadn't overclocked, so assumed the temperature would be well under the max), then the box went out. I booted back up, checked the temperatures, assuming that it must have overheated. The processor temperature was 89C. I quickly shut down, dropped the temperature in the house to 60F, popped the sides off the box, and set up a floor fan on either side of it--I don't want to burn the thing up already!


Shouldn't the stock cooling be enough to at least keep the processor at a stable (read: usable) temperature? I was planning on switching to water cooling, and I guess I need to do that quickly. My old 2.4GHz Northwood ran in the same box, overclocked 300MHz, idle at ~48C and full-load at 53C or 54C.
 

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Originally Posted by Adrohak

I recently got in a Prescott 3GHz processor. I had to buy a new PSU because my old one wouldn't cut it; I had it up and running (hadn't overclocked, so assumed the temperature would be well under the max), then the box went out. I booted back up, checked the temperatures, assuming that it must have overheated. The processor temperature was 89C. I quickly shut down, dropped the temperature in the house to 60F, popped the sides off the box, and set up a floor fan on either side of it--I don't want to burn the thing up already!


Shouldn't the stock cooling be enough to at least keep the processor at a stable (read: usable) temperature? I was planning on switching to water cooling, and I guess I need to do that quickly. My old 2.4GHz Northwood ran in the same box, overclocked 300MHz, idle at ~48C and full-load at 53C or 54C.

What are you running the vcore at? are you still using the same board that the Northwood came out of?
 

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sounds like the cpu heatsink isnt on there right. it should be about 55* on stock cooler, so try reseating that hs
 

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I went to go check the vcore (~1.35v) and noticed that the CPU fan was running at 0RPM! When I had put on the ATX connector of the new power supply, I'd knocked off the CPU fan connector, it appears.

Another quick save by the residents of overclock.net.

Thanks, guys.
 

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Originally Posted by Adrohak

I went to go check the vcore (~1.35v) and noticed that the CPU fan was running at 0RPM! When I had put on the ATX connector of the new power supply, I'd knocked off the CPU fan connector, it appears.

Another quick save by the residents of overclock.net.

Thanks, guys.

Cool, just make sure that pressy doesn't get above 60c load in the furture. And when you decide to overclock, don't go above 1.525 Vcore.
 

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lol, nice one there. Just wondering, I never paid attention to all those posts about the max prescott temps since I thought I would never own one.. now I do.. does anyone know the max safe temps?
EDIT: nvm, archer just answered my question.. lol
 
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