P4 gettin Hot

By worthless50501 · 9 replies
Jun 24, 2005
  1. Ok I´m kinda a new person !I´ve been playin with my pc for a while tryín to get the noise down and keep it cool .
    Replaced Intel leaf blower with zalman Cnps 7000b cu .
    CPU P4 3.0 Prescott
    MoBo is Msi Pt880 (7001)
    Thermal Paste "Artic Silver 5"
    plus two thermaltake case fans 80 and 90mm

    Sounds Good but the other day Everst Home started showing temps in the 85°c range really hot!! Scary HOT, but pc ran ok!!! Turned it off let it sit over night next day played on internet 4 a bit and temps started jumping again.

    Reinstalled cpu fan running ok but not at ambient temp 38°C
    Any Idea´s
    Thanks Worthless
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I would first validate those temps (for accuracy) via the BIOS. The temps in there should be the most accurate.
  3. worthless50501

    worthless50501 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Doin Better

    Thanks Spade
    Was thinkin I was gettin a false readying: On start up bios usually reads between 40 and 45 ° c still warm but after lookin at some other pages I guess Prescott´s run warm .
    Thinkin bout switchin to WATER instead of new agp!!!!!!!!!!

    Just being Worthless
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Yea a 40 or 45 degree rating is much better. (altough i have a 3.0Prescott and keep it around 36.) Water would be a nifty thing, but i have no expericence with it. I just dont like the idea of water inside of a PC.
  5. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Water is not conductive. You can also add other chemicals to the water to prevent it from becoming conductive due to contamination. In my experience, a fan in an air cooled system is more likely to fail than a water cooling system springing a leak.
  6. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Ok soul you have convinced me. I am actually thinking about getting water cooling, and maybe doing a little ocing. I have a p4 tho (plz dont yell at me) and the thought of playing the fsb game makes me get pissed already. anyways, do you have a brand that you could recomend?

  7. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Brand for water cooler or brand for P4 mobo?
  8. worthless50501

    worthless50501 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey People

    Thanks for the reply´s I been lookin into in and for the money with a 3.0 P4 the best I´ve seen is the Zalman Resorator.
    Check out this thing looks good and all but seems to me that some of the parts ie water pump and such are built in .

    Don´t know reviews sound good but still lot o´cash !!!!
  9. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Yes, i have a 3.0Ghz P4 775
  10. mrhoe0846

    mrhoe0846 TS Rookie

    cpu temp

    i just want to say that on a cpu if it got to 85c then that means it got to 185F and that means theres no more cpu so i would check to see if it your program is working ok. Try the bios as someone else said
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