Pentium 4 Temperature Questions

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jcs83md, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. jcs83md

    jcs83md Guest

    I've been reading a lot about system temps and mine seems well within specifications but I'm wondering if I could do better. When idling.. my P4-2.0a runs at about 40-42 celsius and under full load is around 47-49 the motherboard seems to hover around 40-43 usually and maybe a tad higher under a load. Sometimes, the board temp is higher then the CPU temp.. is that a result of bad ventilation??? Right now I'm using an average size Midtower with just the PS fan as an exhaust.

    Also, when considering fans what's the dB rating going to be on an extremely silent one... I was thinking upper 20's or lower.

  2. jcs83md

    jcs83md Guest

    By the way, I'm using an Asus P4S533 board and the P4's stock heatsink and fan.
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Could be. Could be a glitchy temp sensor. Stick you hand in there and feel the temperature. Or feel the blown out air on the back. If it feels hot, get a chassie fan. The most silent fans (like Papst) are in the area around 20dB.
  4. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    CPU temp is ok. Although board temp a bit high.
  5. FoSsiL

    FoSsiL Guest

    dont worry pentium chip dont heat up that high unlike the athlon which will burn up if you dont have a good cooling system
  6. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

    There's no risk anyway ! :)
  7. jcs83md

    jcs83md Guest

    Yeah, I just mounted an old power supply fan in the front as an intake.. the motherboard never exceeds 40 now and usually stays at 35-36. Although its pretty loud the first 5-10 its on.. as if it needs time to warm up. Are most fans like that?
  8. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    The fan must be getting old if it's making noise on startup. Replace it & fit another exhaust fan if you have room.
  9. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Electric fans should'nt need to warm-up to quiet down. However, if it is a combustion powered fan that may be alright.
  10. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

    combuston powered
    LOL......those any good?? ..hehe...jokes

    jus get some cool air goin thru ur case n ur finee
  11. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    Try taking the side panel off of case and see how much temp drops, if its dramatic, the you need more ventilation.

    Just using the ps exhaust, I would put one fan in front, bringing cool air in and another in back taking warm air out.