P4 Prescott temperatures

chrwel

Distinguished
Oct 28, 2004
9
0
18,510
My P4 is running at a low load temp of about 55C, this seems a bit high to me? Does anybody know the typical low load temperature of a P4 prescott? How much is it supposed to go up under heavy loads (havent tested that yet).

Thanks

Christian
 

endyen

Splendid
55c is fairly normal for the new prescotts. (the old ones were hotter) You can expect your chip to reach 70c under full load.
The new steppings were designed to handle temps in excess of 80c, so dont worry too soon.
 

peteroy

Distinguished
BANNED
Jun 14, 2004
280
0
18,790
It is not fairly normal, I have a Prescott and it runs 43c at idle.

You should use a case that Intel recommends for 90nm processors.

<A HREF="http://support.intel.com/support/processors/pentium4/sb/CS-008537.htm" target="_new">http://support.intel.com/support/processors/pentium4/sb/CS-008537.htm</A>

===========================
<A HREF="http://www.intelreviews.com" target="_new">Intelreviews.com</A>