Well, I’ll take the CPU cooler off this weekend, give it a good clear out from dust etc, stick it back in
If you do this make sure you get a hold of some Arctic Silver, you can get it at radio shack... do not get anything other than Arctic Silver... It’s the best... and be sure to follow the directions for correct application. THIS IS A MUST!!!
Unfortunately I can't actually test my PSU
Actually can if you can read a mulitmeter, but if you can't then take your power supply to a computer shop and have them test it.
Know that too little power will ruin electronics and too much power will fry them... anything between what’s right and what’s wrong will slowly kill your electronics.
My Pentium 4 runs at 130F (54.4°C) all the time even with a third party HSF.
If it’s that temp running idle then you have issues... yes your CPU can handle it... but you are decreasing the life span quicker. Running at such a high temp at idle could mean that there are other issues...
CPU gets to 70°C (158°F) or more at load.
at load yes, but definitely not at idle because that means temps are hitting in the danger zone during load and what damage are you causing at peak. No one can tell me the CPU never hits peak. Opening programs make the CPU hit peak so what kind of damage are you causing your CPU over a period of a year using the PC everyday...
Aviyur, get your power supply checked and you need to get the PC cooled down.
System: 82.4°F, CPU: 136.4°F, Aux: 107.6°F, Core1: 174.2°F, Core2: 172.4°F
Kona0197, you need to get your PC checked too those temps are not going to make your computer suddenly burst into flames, but it will ruin your computer over time. Your gaming performance will suffer for this and the more you can the worse it will get.
Both, Aviyur and Kona0197, try running this program called Prime95. This will help you get an idea of how your CPU performs. Even though you have not over clocked your system you can see the temps of the CPU under stress while Prime95 is running and you seeing the temps with SpeedFan
For overclockers, Prime95 has a feature called "Torture Test" that allows maximum stress testing on the CPU and RAM. There are several options allowing the stress test to focus on the memory, processor, or a balance of both.
Usually Prime95 will detect an error within a matter of minutes if an overclock is not stable, however many people like to let the system "burn-in" overnight to ensure long-term stability.
The benefit of this version is that it is multi-threaded and will automatically manage worker threads to fully stress all cores of your CPU.
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