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Zodiaq

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Hey guys...

I have an Intel P4 2.53ghz...At idle temp it's 30*.

I just installed Quake 3 the other day and when I play my temp jumps up to 45*....is that normal?
 
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Zodiaq

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#4
Nick...it's actually a Thermaltake Volcano 7+, it just seem rather extreme going from 30* to 45*.
 

Nick M

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#5
Even still. 40s and 30s are normal temps. Now when you're playing a graphics intensive game, the load increases, CPU usage, ram useage etc.

My AMD runs 39c with a Volcano 9 and Cooler Master Thermal compound when it's been up and running for a whole day, and around 44c at full load.

Don't worry about it :)

If you want to, you can reapply the thermal fluid, and remove and attach the heatsink, just to make sure all is in it's right place.
 

Nick M

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#6
and as for the Volcano 7+ itself, it's a really good and reliable cooler, I installed one for a friend the other day. Make sure it's running at top speed, and it's mounted on properly. That thing is a monster, nice and heavy heatsink :)
 

Nick M

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and just to make you feel better, my AMD ran at about 70c for um...two months or so, untill I figured the CPU wasn't going to fry ( wanted a newer one ) so I got myself a Volcano 9 :p :D
 
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My Pentium 4 at 2.4 GHz runs at 44C when idle, and 46 on a full load, so yours is fine. I found that kind of odd though since it's that hot while it's doing nothing...
 
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Zodiaq

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Eck...see that's what concerned me...not necessarily that the temp was too high, just that it increased by 15*.

Your idle temp seems awfully high though.
 

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