By: Tillmann (IP: 83.121.36.*)
Written on: 24-03-2005 02:02
usually, motherboard manufacturers do not specify a maximum operating temperature; also, the "motherboard temperature" as read by the sensor only represents the temperature at the particular sensor location, and therefore the term "motherboard temperature" is a bit misleading - usually, it's rather a more or less accurate representation of case temperature.
Generally, temperatures of up to 40°C inside the case can be considered normal. Your cooling setup should be by far sufficient. Personally, I use a similar P4 CPU, I have 4 HDDs in my system, and yet no additional case fan - just a low-rpm 80mm fan in the power supply. Yet the system doesn't overheat and is running stable for years.