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