Overheated P4 2.4 GHz socket 478

By horestra
Nov 16, 2005
  1. I Think that I have cooling problem with my P4 processor.
    At this moment the processor has 60°C (140°F) and the CPU cooling fan is running at 5200 rpm. I think those values are big and I don't know how to fix it.
    When my PC is idle the processor has a temperature of 53°C (128°F)

    I'm currently using the original cooler that was packed with the processor and at 5200 rpm it makes a lot of noise.

    Could it be MB problems or could it be Power source problems?

    I hope you guys can help me! :)


  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Did you use fresh thermal paste?
  3. horestra

    horestra TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks IronDuke. Yes I´ve applied it yesterday but no results.
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    I'll assume this is a prescott core?
    They run very hot :hotbounce ,(new ones too) even when not OC'd.
    I took the plunge with mine and went liquid cooling.
    Your temp is not as hot as I've heard prescotts can run.
    90°c seems to be the max and a major concern. :hotouch:

    Are you getting heat related problems, BSOD, lock ups etc.?

    There are many heat management solutions, from:

    1.Larger heatsink & fan {80mm+}
    2.heatpipe fanless technology
    3.liquid cooling
    4.And the extreme, submersion in glyceryn or mineral oil
    5.Cryonically sealed

    I recommend either 1 or 3.
    Try re-seating your hsf with fresh thermal paste (artic silver 3 or 5)
    Blow out any dust from hsf. Maybe take a closer look into your case
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