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Whats a good cpu temp for a P4 2Ghz Northwood right now 2 of my programs are saying the cpu is at 43 the bios is saying 49 which is right, whats a good temp (no thermal paste and would like to up it a bit) is 55c okay???

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Whats a good cpu temp for a P4 2Ghz Northwood right now 2 of my programs are saying the cpu is at 43 the bios is saying 49 which is right, whats a good temp (no thermal paste and would like to up it a bit) is 55c okay???

Thanks in advance
Northwood's shouldn't get over 55C for sure. I keep mine at 50C right now under full load, but that'll change as soon as my Thermalright XP-120 gets here.

I'd say you're crazy if you're runnin your processor with no thermal paste...get some AS5 for sure.
 

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mate no thermal paste u wud probably do better without a heat sink lol.
metal to metal wud conduct sh**t loads of heat. your cpu should be running under load at around 50 degrees with stock cooling and no overclock.
 

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mate no thermal paste u wud probably do better without a heat sink lol.
metal to metal wud conduct sh**t loads of heat. your cpu should be running under load at around 50 degrees with stock cooling and no overclock.
im on Intel 3.0EGhz , my idle is 58 and my load is 78 .... do you think its normal ?
im on stock cooling.... i just find it damn high.... maybe there are something wrong with my cooling or was it suppost to be that high ... ?
 

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im on Intel 3.0EGhz , my idle is 58 and my load is 78 .... do you think its normal ?
im on stock cooling.... i just find it damn high.... maybe there are something wrong with my cooling or was it suppost to be that high ... ?
I think that is quite high. I have a Precott 3.2GHZ and that is 46C at load. Shouldn't really go above 65C
 

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Maybe there are problems with the heatsink. Most people would say get Artic Silver 5 paste as that would help cool it quite a bit.
 

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it could just be seated wrong, before you go buying as5 (which i suggest you do anyway) trying reseating the heatsink
 

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it could just be seated wrong, before you go buying as5 (which i suggest you do anyway) trying reseating the heatsink
i tried...
i try it again later...
 

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i tried...
i try it again later...
I say buy a new HS, and set it using AS5, remember put a BB sized drop of AS5 in on your CPU and press the HS on to keep from making bubbles.
 

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talking about the AS5... bout the greezz thingy... i might have found the problem ...
hehehe ... i dont remember applying any greese on my processor when i install the system

i guess thats the problem ...
man ... after 2 years using this comp
hehehe i got lucky without burning it...
 

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talking about the AS5... bout the greezz thingy... i might have found the problem ...
hehehe ... i dont remember applying any greese on my processor when i install the system

i guess thats the problem ...
man ... after 2 years using this comp
hehehe i got lucky without burning it...

You got really lucky.
 

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i dont remember applying any greese on my processor when i install the system


Well, you installed the stock HSF right? That comes with a thermal pad attached so you don't need to apply paste.
 

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Well, you installed the stock HSF right? That comes with a thermal pad attached so you don't need to apply paste.

I've only seen the thermal pads on Socket A P2s and P3s, I beleive that they stopped using them because they don't allow enough heat conductivity.
 

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DID I HEAR NO THERMAL PAISTE AHHH! well idk what he ment by it exactly but get ya some arctic silver and a good HSF and keep it like 38 idle and 45 load that will be fine
 

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i checked... and hey... now i see why i never apply the thermal paste... because it comes with the thermal pad like what idiotec just mention. ... well... maybe wasnt my problem anyway ... i got some excess thermal paste from b4... i removed the heatsink and apply some on it. and put it back on again .... and changing the chassis fan from drawing air out from the comp... i make it blow in cold air instate... my temprature droped to 51°C from 58°C ...

comments ?
 

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i have 3.6 p4 precott, it runs at like................. 55-69 with just stock hsf and no case fan (it didnt really have any fans. there was no case. it just got delivered 3 hours ago... *preys to god that its inside cuz its snowin like the dickens outside and it was 100 dollars and has a psu and cpu inside...... *runs from school to go shove the 50 pound box inside the door and runs back to finish the last 33 minutes of school *yawns and gags.. studyhall sucks balls*
 
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