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My cpu is pentium 4 3.0 ghz socket 478
i have the stock heatsink and fan.
I am just a bit concerned about my cpu temperature
Idle is 45C -47C
Load is 50C-58C
the fan is usually spining at 2000 rpm

I have an Antec Sonata II case with 1 120mm case fan..

So is my cpu temp too high? or is it normal?
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Hi there

For a Pentium IV, this temperature doesn't seem particularly high to me. The only observation I would make is that the CPU fan speed seems a little on the low side, assuming that this is the fastest it spins at. You often find with P4s however that the cpu fan speed will vary at times anyway.
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If it starts pushing 65 and over under idle conditions, then its time to get concerned.
If it's going over 75, you have a real issue with that setup that needs investigation ASAP.

As you're currently hovering around 46 degrees idle, I see no reason to be concerned at this time.
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If it hits above 60 under load then you need to take measures to get it cooler to help preserve the cpu

Edited by warriorscot, 02 January 2006 - 05:21 PM.

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