Posted on 2004-08-01
Okay, so I have an Intel Northwood 2.8C 800 FSB. I have a Thermaltake spark 7+ on that processor with artic silver in between the two. The processor idles around 38-40 C but then under load it runs around 52-54 C. Is this a normal temp increase? Because I know some of my friends machines dont have that wide of a range between idle and load. I also have the system encased in a Thermaltake xaser III with 7 case fans. I want to be able to OC to 3.01 without water cooling or changing heatsinks. My room is also very cold. I used to have a box fan on the side of the computer with the case open and that got good load temps, but that looks janky. Any ideas?