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Operating Temp of P4 3GHz CPU / 3GB mem

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Mel_P, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. Mel_P

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Feb 2004

    Posts: 2,215

    Location: Kent

    This operates (Winbond Hardware Doctor) when processor = 100% (e.g. AVG scan maxes out at 100%) at about 62 deg C. (not overclocked)

    "No Load" temp = ~50 deg C.

    It has a big Zalman "Flower" cooler.

    At same time "system" temp = 35 deg C
    PWM (?) = 45 Deg C

    Is this OK or should I take the heat sink off, clean up and apply a new THIN film of Arctic Silver?

  2. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 28,193

    Location: Hampshire

    Nothing wrong with that, don't waste your time. They are rated to around 75C iirc.
    If it's anything like the winbond sensors on my BD7-II mobo then I wouldn't pay it much attention anyway, I managed to hit 92C 'system' temp on that allegedly (yes... system temp.... was way higher than cpu core!).