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Old Aug 29, 2003, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default P4-2.8C 53C Idle?

Have not o/c, temp already at 53 degrees. Mobo is Gigabyte 8IK1100, stock cooling, is it normal.

I was thinking of getting a better HSF....any recommendation, guys? Thanks, and hv a nice day.
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 10:22 AM   #2
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Dino...

That is a little high for idle, and a little wierd, as the stock Intel HSFs that they place on their P4s are pretty darn good. What type of cooling do you have in the case? Do you haev a fax on the bottom of the PSU that spits cool air towards the CPU? Do you have dual outtake fans in the back of your case to take the hot air out? Do you have any fans in the front of your case that spit cool air towards the mobo/cpu?
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 10:26 AM   #3
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i find that too high already
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 10:27 AM   #4
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try Motherboard Monitor see what that reports

zalman + fanmate for cooling and sound
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 10:54 AM   #5
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Thank you all for the quick reply.

i've got 1 fan in the front (In-take), 1 at the top (exhaust), rear 2 (directly near the cpu {in-take}, {the other exhaust}). Is that a good air flow? Btw, the rpm for the stock fan is around 2156.

Actually I did o/c it to 3.34Ghz, imagine the temp went up to 65-67 degrees. I was thinking to get a TT spark 7+ that looks cool. But not sure about the performance, especially the noise level that i see alot complained about. Any comments on that?
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 10:55 AM   #6
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no it's definately not normal...maybe your cooler doesn't sit properly in its socket or you used too much thermal compound.

My 2.6C hovers around 29C idle and 43-44C @ full load. Only when i push it to 3.2GHz+ load temps are getting close to what you have when idle...

The best cooler/hs for the P4 right now is the Zalman, either Al/Cu or pure Cu will do fine. There is very little difference between the two variants in cooling properties but the Al/Cu is better because it's lighter...the Cu weighs in @ around 750grams.

Could also be your mobo temp. probes, i know that some i865/875 mobos have the case probe right next to the CPU that's why they report insane case temps when it's not the case.
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 01:52 PM   #7
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Default Both rear fans need to be exhaust fans..

I know it doesn't sound like it would make any difference, but it does. When I had 2 rear fans set as intake fans, I couldn't figure out why my temps were so high. Finally I just took them out, and the temps went down. So apparently rear intake fans only recirculate hot air over the CPU. You want to try for a tunnel effect from front to back. Or maybe from front to top, with your top exhaust fan, but rear exhaust fans in addition probably wouldn't hurt.
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 02:37 PM   #8
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"Do you haev a fax on the bottom of the PSU that spits cool air towards the CPU?"

fans on the bottom of the PSU suck air away from the CPU not blow toward.
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 11:44 PM   #9
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your rear two should both be exhaust.
try that, it mght be because you are screwing up you airflow.
I had a similar experience with TerminalEyesore when I was playing around with fans on my old antec case. Also don't trust what the software monitor says, the best way is to take off your side panel after a couple of minutes of runing prime95 or anything else that stress the cpu and touch the heatsink...
And also what are your temps with side panel off?
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Quote:
Originally posted by {D0om}DEATH
"Do you haev a fax on the bottom of the PSU that spits cool air towards the CPU?"

fans on the bottom of the PSU suck air away from the CPU not blow toward.
My bad, Doom. I mixed that up. You are right, fans on the bottom of the PSU pull out from the CPU and through the back fan of the PSU.

Sorry for the confusion...
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Old Aug 30, 2003, 02:10 AM   #11
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53 degs!!!!???? No mate, i'd be very surprised if it were that high.

Try resetting cmos, removing the current heat pad from the cooler, applying a tiny amount of therman compound and recheck. If it's still high then there must be something wrong with your PSU, check your vcore voltages.
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Have you guys ever considered that it could be his case? Im not saying that it is, but the potential is definately there. My old case i had 6 fans in it: 2 exhaust, 2 intake and 2 in various other places. Still my idle temps were in the low 50s and load temps were in the low 60s. My case was STUFFED with too many drives, PCI cards, cables, etc etc. and there was no breathing room in there even with all those fans blowing. Poor circulation can be caused by too small of a case or too crammed of a case sometimes, hence higher temps. Once i got my new case, my idle temps went down to like 33 (and thats Overclocked), and load temps to the mid-40s.
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Old Aug 31, 2003, 06:42 AM   #13
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Thank you all.

I've just got a TT spark 7 with some AS3 on my 2.8c cpu, and the temp drop to 44 degrees with the fan set at 4500 rmp (kind of loud though)that can be seen in my Bios setting under PC health.

I managed to o/c it to 3.43 at 245 FSB. Now trying to go for 3.5. I'll also recheck the air flow for my casing. Correct me if i'm wrong?

Front- In
Top- Out (Hot air rises)
Rear Top- In (to blow directly at the HSF)
Rear Bottom- Out

Thanks again, hv a nice day.
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