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    P4 3.0 GHz cooling problem


    I have recently bought a system with following configuration
    P4 3.0 Ghz CPU on Intel 915GV MB, 512 MB RAM .

    I have installed intel's desktop utility for seeing the temperatures of board and processor.
    Under normal running conditions the temperatures shown are,
    Processor - 58-60 degree centigrade
    Zone 1 - 42 to 45 degree centigrade
    Zone 2 - 41 to 44 degree centigrade

    Also under normal conditions it is not giving any warnings as the upper limits are set as 70,50, and 50 respectively.
    But if I try some game like NFS2, It gives error saying that the processor temperature has exceeded its maximum. Why is it so? What could be wrong in my system? I am worried.
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    Don't let this worry you. Intel run a little warm. Set your warning temp range to 70C and see it the processor ever reaches that point. If it does i would recommend you use a heatsink with piped technology. Go to Intel's web site and get the temp. specs for your processor. I have run a processor over 100C and it was never damaged. They have a high temp. rateing so you should be on if you hit 70C
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    Hi,
    I had actually set the limit as 70 initially. Under normal run, it keeps at 60 degrees, but if I use antivirus for a full system scan, at least once it hits 70 but it will go down to 65. Also if I run a game such as NFS, it shoots up to 70. I have tried the limit as 72, but same result while scanning the system, but I can play the game........!!
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    Get you a heat sink with piped technology. These work very well. I used on on a P4 3.20 and it brought be down to lower 40's
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    Thanks....


    Thanks for the replies.....

    Kuzhalmannam Agraharam
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