I'm running another PC in my room, right next to my AMD box. Ambient room temp is around 20 degrees centigrade.
It is a P4 3.0E Prescott, and it runs bloody warm. I haven't dealt with these things before, and being used to my AMD, I assume hitting 70 Degrees centigrade is very warm? Using Stock HSF.
It idles around high 50's to 60, and under a Prime stress test, it peaks at 70. But I will add that it is overclocked 200MHz, but even at stock speeds, it reaches high 60's.
I know the Prescott is a warm core. But is this too warm?
Rest of specs are:
Gigabyte GA-8IPE775 Motherboard GEIL 1 GB DDR at 430MHz (Roughly) MSI 6600GT at 510/1010 (Roughly [I think this is the main offender that is contributing to ambient temps, but I'm not sure as the thing doesn't have a sensor on it]) ATX Case with one extract fan.
It's warmer than I ever managed to get my Pressy when I had it, even at 3.8GHz. I'd look to investing in a new HSF, personally.
Indeed. Might have to do that.
On the subject of Prescotts. How can I overclock this thing? I put it back to stock speeds because it locked up at 3.2GHz... Am I doing something horribly wrong? Increasing the FSB to 213 (15x). Never overclocked an Intel before, and I hear Prescotts are great for it (With sufficient cooling, of course), so this would be a good opportunity to learn.
WoW that is hot u should not push even 55C @ max process in a 30C room temp. look at these pics. i got a good 600mhz i can push it to a 800mhz over clock (not stalbe) and my temp dose not go over 55C
Presscots are hot CPU's try getting a aftermarket cooling upgrade. Also P4's get really hot when overclocking. A friend of mine got his to scream, literly.