P4 Prescott Temp

I have just purchased a 3.4 socket 775 P4 Prescott I am a bit concerned about the Temps, at idle the Cpu temp is 65 -67 deg.

I know the Prescott’s run hot but is this an ideal temp to be running at ?

David
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InteraXCommented:
Hi davidrichardson,

For idle, that's too hot. Have you applied some thermal paste to the haestsink or removed the plastic covering on the themal pad?
Is the temp the same if you run the pc with the chassis open?

Good Luck
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crazijoeCommented:
Prescott normal temps are 45-50 deg idle and 60-65 deg under load. It does sounds as if the Heatsink is not properly seated against the CPU.
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davidrichardsonAuthor Commented:
I have removed the thermal paste that comes on the heatsink and replaced it and it still runs at that temp?
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crazijoeCommented:
Is this a stock Intel Heatsink/Fan?
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davidrichardsonAuthor Commented:
Yes
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InteraXCommented:
Ok. Try replacing the HS/fan and get some arctic silver. It's the best thermal compound on the market. And makie sure you only apply a little of it to the cpu. Too much and you won't get the heat away fats enough. Same with not enough.

Instructions: http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm
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SkyvanManCommented:
Yeah thermal paste should help you with your problem. If not get a proffesional cooling installation if you really have some money to waste.
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simonbennettCommented:
What board do you have and how are you reading that temp? Try flashing the bios to the latest version - ASUS boards commonly read under and ABIT boards read over.

That is way to hot!

HTH
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davidrichardsonAuthor Commented:
Its an asus board, i have got a new fan couldnt get any arctic silver but got some akasa silver, also it was a bit drastic but i made some holes in side of the case and attached a fan which helped alot, the temps are now down to 50 deg at idle and about 60 under load.

Thaks for all your help

David
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davidrichardsonAuthor Commented:
Ok i dont know what happened there i tried to split the point, how can i give point to the others?
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InteraXCommented:
You can put a request in community support, or I can give a few people points if you want. Who do you want to have points?
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davidrichardsonAuthor Commented:
Which ever is easyest
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InteraXCommented:
Tell me who you want to have points and how many and I'll set it up.
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davidrichardsonAuthor Commented:
I was just going to split them equaly

Thanks

David
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InteraXCommented:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Microchips/Q_21278811.html

Those who want your points, please post in the above Q.

Sorry it's taken me ages to sort this out. Had an HDD crash over Christmas.
:-(
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