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CPU Temp!

By MoMo1988 ยท 41 replies
Apr 26, 2007
  1. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Sorry - no clue about 478 heat sinks - maybe you should post under a new heading re that.

    gl anyway :)
  2. MoMo1988

    MoMo1988 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    alright, thank ya guys i think i will just go with this one its got a good rating.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,524   +2,312


    Masscool? Anybody? The 2 big names are the Thermaltake "Big Typhoon", And the "Artic 7 Freezer Pro". These are both bulky (read huge) and quite expensive. Can't say on the masscool. You would need to tell us the form factor of your mobo (ATX or MATX), we might be able to make better recommendations.
  4. Barnezz

    Barnezz TS Rookie Posts: 27

    The Pentium 4's are designed to withstand heat temperatures up to 70 degrees C but I think the 65C that you were getting is a little high. It might reduce your temp a lot if you lowered you CPU down to its factory 3GHz speed instead of the overclocking speed. Do a test and see if it makes a substantial difference in the temp by increasing and decreasing the speed of your processor.

    If you have an ATX mobo try the thermaltake blue ORB II
  5. MoMo1988

    MoMo1988 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    i would try the thermaltake blue orb II but like i said before you have a socket 775 I have a socket 478 There is a difference.
    and i did reduce my clock and not much difference. but ill keep it down
  6. Barnezz

    Barnezz TS Rookie Posts: 27

    try using the vapochill MICRO 06-L-0013 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler then. It has an airflow of 73 CFM and you want the most airflow with fans. Im not sure if you want a cool looking computer or a plain looking computer but if I had your socket 478 CPU I would get this cooler

    Also try like the ARCTIC COOLING SuperSilent4UTL TCL 87mm CPU Cooling Fan with Heatsink if you want a blue LED with 30 something CFM
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,524   +2,312

    Time Out.......

    The reason I uploaded that screen cap was to corroborate what CCT was already saying that the processors throttling had already begun to kick in. The fact that Spybot ran at 98% on my machine shows this, as our machine in question only allowed the program 70% duty cycle.
  8. dae_amp_ika_dtp

    dae_amp_ika_dtp TS Rookie Posts: 42

    thats hot. but not as hot as this one computer i just fixed. it idled at 70c. then i cleaned the whole filthy tower out, and rebuilt the darn thing from the mombo up. and now it idles at 40c. :)
  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    zzz, all these CPU cooling names...

    I've looked at so many, and I must say, there's only a bunchful thats actually worth buying IF you're looking for performance, and looks are secondary.

    If you think Thermaltake "Big Typhoon" and the "Artic 7 Freezer Pro" are too big and bulky, the next size would be the Zalman 7700. I wouldn't recommend the thermaltake blue orb unless the 7700 doesn't fit. They're similar in size, but come motherboards have caps that just doesn't fit with the 7700. Bear in mind that the Blue Orb is taller, which wouldn't fit with some micro-atx cases, while the 7700 does. Incidentally, the 7700 is the most popular heatsink for micro-atx cases.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,524   +2,312

    Like a Breath of Fresh Air......

    Here's a link to one of the Zalman 7700s. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118115 The nice thing about Zalman is they have extensive information on their web site about motherboard compatability. They're the best about this and they give you the measurements right down to the millimeter. If the space is too cramped one of the 7000 (92mm fan) series might work. CMH, I need you to ring in on that one. Other thing, Mr. Momo has been keeping his board and case size pretty much of a secret.
  11. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Well, if he's using some non-atx case (micro atx, btx, itx, etc), its really his responsibility to tell us. In fact, its the user's responsibility to provide full information whenever they come here, or anywhere, for help.

    We do provide pointers on what to include when you're looking for help, but I reckon common sense is dead: if you're having problems with your fans, we don't need to know what processor they use, and they should know to include all relevent information about the fan (brand, model, where its plugged to, etc).

    But we're really nice guys, so we just ask them nicely, and help them out.

    About the heatsink, I believe in the adage, size does matter. Go for the BIG heatsink :D. If you're cramped for space.... I really don't see how you can still be cramped for space with the 7700, they use those for micro-ATX!!! If you're using something smaller than that, you can forget about all these aftermarket heatsinks anyway.

    In the case that the 7700 doesn't fit, then go with the 7500. There's another better heatsink at that size, but I can't remember it off the top of my head. I consider the 7700 the smallest heatsink I'll ever use (aftermarket, post P4).
  12. MoMo1988

    MoMo1988 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Hey guys sorry it's been awhile don't have internet anymore(because i moved) But i have an atx case. I also bought and rearranged the fans on the case to make sure there getting the best airflow and i reapplied the thermal paster on my processor(the acrtic silver 5 way) and my temps dropped 10C without the side panel off and the fan going so now it never goes above 51C. I'M HAPPY!!. thanx everyone for your responses and helping me out.
  13. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Who says the max temp for this pentium is 69c

    Thats a odd number , I would think they can go to 75c to 85c and work just fine. Except the life of it may be shortened because of your OC ,

    You did a good OC on dat, but now u need cooling and great case ventilation,
    See if you can drive some of dat hot air in the case out the back using exhaust fans,,

    BTW are you on a stock HSF ,, or something like arctic or Zalman ,,,,

    Try running the processor @ default 3ghz and see what your load temps become.

    Also quit waisting time running spyware apps to check your heat of processor,

    You can just run a 3dmark CPU test and loop it for 30 minutes or 45 minutse then check your temps ,,
  14. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Well, you're talking about Intel recommended max temps.

    They will work outside those temps, but don't expect them to be stable, or for them to last long. And this is without OC.

    With OC, recommended max temps would have changed (higher the OC, the lower max temp you should have). There is a formula out there which calculates the max temps you should allow your comp to go to.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,524   +2,312

    The Zalman 7700s are listed as being compatible with a great many Matx boards, to be sure. Where they get into trouble seems to be in Matx cases. The distance between the edge of the board and the PSU is the deal killer. I looked at the 7700 for my E*&^%$#$s. As you might suspect, the cooler is compatible with the board (915 Intel), but would foul the PSU in that particular case.

    "Emachines, Gateway's worthless stepchild"! Could be a great title for a sticky, yes?
  16. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Vote for the change in sticky name.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,524   +2,312


    All in on that hand....... (Unless you think we might go with "feckless" instead).

    They're probably shipped with insufficient, poorly made fecks as well.
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