roughly yes, does the house temp make a huge difference ?
well the house temp is the temp of the air the computer fans take in and then then thats the air the heatsink uses to cool down the cpu it only matter a litle
so anything else you can tell me it might be ? im at such a huge loss...
giv me a sec to think
umm all i can think of is if you try to take off the heatsink and clean off the thermalpastete only if u have more and then after take the processot out of its socket and chek if any pins are bent that can cause the problem also if you have some theramale paste on the socket whipe it
if u have thermalpaste on the socket wipe it off gently with a q tip
also wat power supply are u usin
my PS is a Logisys ATX 20/24 pin, 480w
ok ur psu is good did u try what i metioned above??
not yet, i will in a bit im late for a dinner date with my girlfriend, ill message back asap ok, thanks so far for the help, well continue this asap. have a good night.
*edit* ANYONE ELSE GOT ANY INFO TO ADD? i could really use the help, before my cpu burns.. thanks.
well did you do what i suggested???? you never posted back as you said
i removed the heatsink/fan and checked it all out, was good. then i checked all wires moved them away from fans to make airflow good. made sure all parts were fastened in right, reapplied new BB size of Arctic Silver, and still only dropped 3-5C in temp... runs 61-64C idle, and 70-75C under load
well i heard 3.00ghz p4 can run at 60c idle normaly then there are some people who have theres at 40c-50c so i donno but if i were you i would get a new heatsink the one you purchased looks likeit lacks cooling power i would suggest somthing like this:
hmmm, maybe your right and it is my heatsink, but then again, why wouldnt the one i have do its job, it was recommended for my cpu on newegg.com, not that im questioning your point of view, just considering my options, the fan you linked me is quite expensive, and this new system has left me pennyless
well that is in canadian dollars and everthing just happens to still be cheaper were u live lol but i found another one ill send to u but do u hapen to live close to a frys eletronics??
the one u have may also be a defect you should try sanding down the bottom of the heatsink ive dont that before and it lowerd my temps
well i live in california, and no theres no frys near me.. =s
lol anyways u should do what i suggested above its worked for me sand the bottome of the heatsink down in circular motions
also u if u do sanddown the bottom of ur heatsink use a oil or water while sanding it
hmm sand down, i would be kinda nervous to do so. what if i return it and buy a better one ? lol
lol well u can search the web many people do it they call it (laping) they say it lowers there temp i have personaly did it myself to one of my heatsinks
*EDIT* but its your call if u wanna do it
any special amount of heatsink that needs to be sanded off or what type of motion do i do exactly? any tutorials on how to do it or detailed instructions? just so i get it right
(you dont have to use every single sandpaper they mention u can skip a few types) http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/lapping/
ill try this asap, and ill post once done, if you got any more info feel free to post it and ill keep checking back to see updates ok, ill post once i try lapping my heatsink
*edit* im surprise only you have answered =s from what i hear the cpu i got is widely used, also do you know if its meant to play games, or just for regular use ?
ok ill chek if i can get anyore info
*edit* well i used to have the exact same cpu as you they are half decent but i sugest u have at least 2 gb's of memory to accompany the cpu and they go good with radeon X1650's and with those two things you will find yourself a half decent computer