February 9th, 2005, 02:11 AM
P4 2.8 helps
I have been reading around and am seeing various ranges for CPU temps, depending on who is saying the ranges are from 30-35 is good, while some will say as high as 50. This is the first computer I built, so I am not sure about everything and want to double check. I am using an intel motherboard 915PCY I with a 2.8GHz processor (LGA775, HT). It is running at 49 standard and 60 when running games or many programs. It does not really go any higher, but I have never seen it lower than 46 either. Is there a certain amount of time to break the processor in, or is this a good temp range? Or should I look at a different paste? Also, the motherboard range for area 1 and 2 is between 32 and 37 for both for heavy and light processing.
Thanks for any help.
February 14th, 2005, 09:22 AM
Those are acceptable but not spectacular temps. You can look at arctic silver thermal paste and/or a new higher performance cpu fan/heatsink to try bringing that down if you plan to OC or something, else its not a big deal.
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February 14th, 2005, 10:00 AM
P4 CPU temp!
Your P4 2.8 LGA775 seemed running around -4C better than my P4 3.0 LGA775. My data are:
- Ambient Ta: 18-20 C
--------------Low load------High load (e.g Norton Virus scan)
- Zone 1 & 2..36-38 C..........38-41 C
- CPU............49-51 C.........53-64 C
What is your ambient (room) temperature Ta? I think the CPU temp also increase along with Ta! Therefore, pls specifiy the Ta.
February 14th, 2005, 02:05 PM
generally in the morning the ambient temp is about 21C, but because of my room mates, by the afternoon the temp is up to 24C. I do not see a large change though in the temp of my computer though, but the CPU fan does increase by nearly 800 RPM in the afternoon. , and thanks Karsh44 for the info.