Subject: Intel Chip Temperature
By: Doug (IP: 195.147.117.*)
Written on: 11-01-2005 15:33


I have just recently purchased and installed a Pentium 4 Processor 550 with 3.40 GHz, 800MHz FSB, and 1MB L2 Cache. It also included a heatsink inside. I Installed it on a Gigabyte 915p duo-pro board, however the BIOS (Latest ver of BIOS F4)is reporting that temp is 82o and that the Intel fan is running at 2800rpm.

Does anybody know what the max temp is for this CPU and how I bring down the temp as this seems high to me.

Thanks for your help.


By: Tillmann (IP: 84.57.4.*)
Written on: 12-01-2005 01:23


is that 82 Celsius or Fahrenheit? 82C is definitely too high. 82 Fahrenheit would be unusually low, though

The heatsinks Intel ships are good and should be sufficient for the CPU. Therefore, check the following:

- Is the heatsink properly installed? It should be pressed with high force against the CPU.

- Is the inside of your case too hot? If you were upgrading your system from a slower CPU, you might also have to upgrade your case cooling. The CPU you have is a real power hog.

You can also improve cooling by removing the thermal pad carefully from the heatsink, and using high quality thermal compound instead.

By: Doug (IP: 80.229.147.*)
Written on: 14-01-2005 20:06

Removed Intel compound as per your notes, and reseated with silver paste. Brought down the temp to 40oC.

Thanks for your advice.

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