Is it possible to have a bad batch of P4's

By paintballproam
Aug 19, 2005
  1. I have a 3.4ghz 550 p4 it idles hot, and if i go through newegg and look at all the reviews on it, for a while alot of people had high temps.
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    the 5xx series is know to have extreme heating issues. My buddy has a gateway with a 550, it idels at the same temp. Im not sure about a bad batch (altough i guess it could happn) rather the whole prescott core is hot. Getting a better heatsink would help alot, but as long as you do not expirence actual problems while using thew PC i wouldnt loose sleep over it.

  3. lordxanthrax

    lordxanthrax TS Rookie Posts: 25

    mine maxes out during load at 65 celcius...this is with Artic Silver 5 and a better heatsink/fan. I've just learned to deal with it, and when all else fails, make use of my 3 year warranty.
  4. Noyz3001

    Noyz3001 TS Rookie

    I read the comments on Newegg also. I have a 550 3.4 Prescott on the way from there. But I also ordered a $25 Ultra heatsink/CPU fan for it from Tigerdirect. With 3 80mm and a 120mm fan in the case (along with 2 hard drive coolers) I hope I don't suffer from too much heat. Should be up and running after next weekend so I'll report back if this thread hangs around.

    By the way, I ordered the CPU on Thursday @ $270.00...happened to check back on Friday to read a spec on it and the price had gone up to $314!! Glad I ordered on Thursday!
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