3.0 Prescott problem with heat!!

By Slappydotcom
Nov 17, 2007
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  1. i just bought a new Intel Pentium 4 3.0E Prescott 3.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket 478 processor, and it runs at idle temp 65-67C, under load it hits around 74C maybe more, i use an A-Bit Intel ICH5R Socket 478 motherboard and my heatsink/fan cooling is TR2TT TR2-M12 80mm Ball CPU Cooler so im wondering what i could possibly do to fix this heat problem before my system melts. any emails, comments would be helpful with real help answers thank you.

    link to processor.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116027

    link to heatsink/fan.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106606

    PS i checked the Arctic Silver i placed and it is right, i also checked the heatsink position and seems right, im not sure what else it could be but its cooking my whole system and causes me to lag heavily in game....
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    try touching the heatsink if its hot that means that you should remount your heatsink if that dosnt work try another heatsink that fitsin a socket 478 (if you have one lying around) also if the heatsink isnt hot it could be a temp sensor on your mother board that is fualty
  3. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    touched heatsink finger singed beyond recognition.....

    further checked to see if it was mounted right, and it fits just fine, the heatsink/fan i got was the one recommended at www.newegg.com so i bought it with the processor, also im not sure if its the motherboard reading wrong because i touch the side of the tower even and its burning hot and so is my motherboard, video card, power supply.... any more ideas would help please, thanks for the help so far.
  4. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    did you physicaly remove the acctual heatsink or jusst gave it a 360 inspection?? also if you applied to much thermal paste it acts like a inuslator instead of a condoctor.
  5. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    used one BB sized drop of Arctic Silver, and not a 360 inspection, three times today ive removed it and turned it to see which way fit best
  6. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    also maybe the fan on your heatsink isnt spining at full speed check your system bios.
  7. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    im a new pc builder, so bare with me, but when i go to BIOS i check fan speeds and it reads 2600 roughly on CPU fan, is that ok ? and also when i go to alter speed percentage it tells me 60,70,80, 90%'s ... so can you tell me step by step what to do please.
  8. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    well im not to fimiliar with your bios as almost every bios is a bit diffrent but try making your fan spin at 100% if you can then check the temp also watprogram or item are you using to check your temp??
  9. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    well everytime i logon to my pc i go to bios and check the temps in there... plus while on the desktop i use Speedfan 2.48, to check the temps, and the max percent i can set my fan speed thing to is 90%... not sure what it is, lemme go see my bios then ill come back with details on exact word usage and numbers.

    in the mean time tell me, does the FSB of the motherboard and CPU matter alot if theyre different ?
  10. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    well the motherboard should be compatible with the fbs of your processor like my mother board supports fbs of 800/1066/1333 like that your processor has a fbs of 800 so some were on the box of your motherboard there should be a part that says its compatile fbs 's
  11. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    thats the problem the FBS of my CPU is 800, but my motherboard was OEM, and i have no idea of the FBS... and its no longer on Newegg.com to find out =s if theres anyway you could find my motherboard? i have a list of specs a friends gave me on the motherboard... ill put here

    they are as follows:

    Technical Features: Integrated Input/Output Ports USB 2.0 x 8 • Serial Port x 1 • RJ45 Lan Port x 1 • PS/2 Mouse x 1 • PS/2 Keyboard x 1 • Parallel Port (ECP/EPP/SPP) x 1 • Floppy Port x 1

    Expansion Slots: PCI x 5 • AGP Pro x 1

    Storage Controller Type(s): Serial ATA x 2, DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra) x 2

    South Bridge Chip: Intel ICH5R

    Processor Socket Type: Socket 478

    Max supported CPUs qty: 1

    Memory Type: DDR SDRAM

    Number of Memory Slots: 4 x 184 Pin DIMMs

    Supported RAM speeds: 400 MHz

    Max Supported RAM: 4 GB

    Audio Output: Sound Card

    Integrated Audio: C97 Audio Codec

    Audio Input: Microphone Jack • 1 x Line In

    Video Interface: AGP 8x

    Networking Type: Network adapter

    Other Features: Hyper Thread Technology Ready • Dual Channel Memory Architecture
     
  12. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    i did some research on your mother board and i fouind out that your motherboard supports 800 fbs so your in the clear but did u get any succes on puting your fan speed to 100 or 90%
  13. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    thanks for finding that out for me i feel slightly better now(no sarcasm, just real thanks) but um, no i set it to 90% speed... and when i hit F10 to save and exit i hit Y then enter and nothing screen stays frozen as if i cant exit anymore... ? any suggestions ?
  14. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    try pressing the restart button theres no harm in that if it didnt save your settings it will just revert bak to your previous ones
  15. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    ok fan set to 90% speed increase, and hit restart apparently it stayed saved...

    but to a loss, my cpu still runs 66C idle, underload tops at 78C... it seems close to a burn out.. so im hoping you might have more advice ?
  16. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    well im just as puzzeld as your
  17. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    i thought of more stuff ill post it in a sec
  18. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    i mean everything seems fine to me, apparently all my parts match fine, all wires securely fastened right, would the power supply affect my cpu temp at all ? cause when i notice the temp rise on the cpu the whole pc starts to heat up bad...
  19. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    try to turn off "smart fan" in your bios it will make all tour fans that are controlled by the bios run at 100%




    (theres a second page now if you dont see it)
  20. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    sorry for the constant posts but where would i find smart fan ?
  21. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    in your bios
    PS. dont worry about the constant posts you are suppose to ask questions in forums
  22. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    ok well i searched for the "Smart Fan" option with no luck, i could not find that option aywhere in my bios and also i set cpu fan speed to 90% it also asks me under it a target temp to put and i put 41C... to maybe force my pc to try and lower the temp but still nothing...
  23. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    hmm bumerr what is your house's room temp??
  24. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    um, 72? around there.
  25. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    wats that in celcius like 30??
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