Kanaz

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I just upgraded my PC to a P4 3.0E from a 2.8E, and now it seems to be overheating...Running at 150F-160F. Is this normal? Because I keep getting random crashes when I run too much stuff at once (This did not happen before I upgraded).

P.S. I replaced the CPU, because I thought it was defective, it didn't do anything but make the crashing less common.

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I consider anything less than 60° celsius to be acceptable. You are obvisuly over this temperature. Do you run these temperatures at idle, or while the CPU is under load?

When you upgrade did you use the retail heatsink, or did you re-use an old one? Did the heatsink already have the heat transfer material on it or did you apply thermal grease yourself?
 

Kanaz

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That was the tempurature my BIOS showed right after a crash.

I used the retail fan (new), and it didn't help , so I bought an aftermarket copper fan. That didn't help anymore either.

I have an MSI 865PE Neo2-FIS2R Mainboard, with all but the very latest BIOS, do you think a flash would make ANY difference? I'm loosing my mind, and about to downgrade back to the 2.8E

"What do you mean I don't pay my bills? Why do you think I'm broke?."
 
I doubt flashing your BIOS would affect anything, but you never know. Of course, my last BIOS update was to fix the CPU temperature reading 10-15° celsius low (Giga-Byte motherboad problem).

Obvisuly the 3.0 may run a little hotter than the 2.8, but this really shouldn't be noticeable. It is very strange to since you even used the retail heatsink, and then better yet a copper one.

How about proper air flow in your computer case? I assume you have other fans in your PC case, are they all working and flowing in the correct direction?
 

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just to let u know i o/c my 2.8e to 3.01 and the temprature incressed by 1-2c dunno if that helps in anyway.

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Kanaz

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Humm...if the tempurature is only a slight difference, then perhaps something else is dieing and it's just cooinsidence (Sp) that it happend after the CPU swap.

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Maybe he got a chance you never know?
I upgraded from 2600+ to a 2700+ before, cuz i thought my 2600+ was defective, and then at same time, I got a chance to sell my 2600+ with a good price, so I didn't lose much..
BUT, that's still the WORST upgrade I ever did in my life :redface:
 

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P4E's do run insanely hot, but 150-160 (65°C-71°C) is too high for iddle, even for a prescott. If those temps are achieved under load (like running prime), I'd say its normal for a P4E.

The crashing however, could also be caused by other factors. Did you test your RAM ? Try running memtest86 for a few hours. Other frequent causes include :
- Dying motherboard (<A HREF="http://www.badcaps.com/ident" target="_new">http://www.badcaps.com/ident</A>)
- Power supply (check voltages i BIOS, try another PSU if you can)

Especially since you have this problem with 2 cpu's, I think its something else that is causing it...

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On a related note, I've got a 2.8GHz Pent 4 (512K cache). It's running(idle is less) at 145F (62.8C). I feel this is hot. Is there a site that has acceptable running temperatures? Any help you could offer would be great. Thanks
 
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Thats pretty hot for a P4C .
Check if your heatsink is seated properly and that its not dusty etc...

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It's actually a brand new Dell 400SC server. So it shouldn't be dusty, and I trust the dell techs to seat the heatsink properly (certainly more then I would trust myself to reseat it properly)
Thanks labbbby
 

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Oh. Well that explains everything then. It's a Dell. Those <font color=red><System Error: Explitive too vile for English language to compensate></font color=red>!

No seriously, Dell cuts corners harder than an ace race car driver. They're the new Packard Hell.

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