Is my CPU too hot???

Kkkk1

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I've got a P4 3.0ghz oc @ 3.4 with stock cooler. However i've got a Thermaltake case with plenty of cooling. Under full load playing games like Flight Sim X and Quake 4 it averages around 55 - 56c is this OK or do I need to buy a decent CPU cooler?

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barthos

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It's "normal" temperature with Intel Prescott Familly processors, i use Pentium 640 3.2 Ghz and i have 55-60 c with big "Cooler Master" Cooler.
 

jflongo

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Anything under 60 degrees is more than fine. My rule of thumb is always to shoot for Under 50, but under 60 you are quite safe.
 

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