Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

heatsink and fan


  • Please log in to reply

#1
redcrypt

redcrypt

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 64 posts
I have an intel P4 3.0 gigahertz processor... I think its 800mb fsb and 1gb cache with hyperthreading technology... I have a 4 pin power supply and am looking to find a better heatsink and fan since my standard one is reading about 45 degrees celcius while idle

What brands are good and what specs (aluminum vs copper fan size etc) are best.

Also what are normal CPU temps for stock cooling and no case fans
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
heartofalion28

heartofalion28

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 95 posts
what kind is it does it have a prescot core cuz those run a lil hotter. like mine with a decent HSF runs about 40 idle and about 49 midload i wont full load it cuz itll go pretty high.


Lion
  • 0

#3
redcrypt

redcrypt

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 64 posts
im not really sure i cant find the box it came in i took the side panel off and have a small fan blowing from the back of the cabinet its in and at idle its about 44 (lowest I got was 42) and case temp is 36. I ordered 2 case fans since mine stopped working and will see if that keeps the temp low when they arrive. but is 44 C normal idle?
  • 0

#4
heartofalion28

heartofalion28

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 95 posts
if its a prescott yea thats ok...Do u know the threshold(when ur pc would turn off cuz of processor heat) but yea u def need case fans they will drop the temp considerable. Like my case temp is like 30 C with 3 case fans but yea def get those case fans but if u knew ezactly what kind of processor u have it would be easier to tell u if 44 C was an ok idle.


Lion
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP