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Hello.

I recently built a new system using a Socket 775 Pentium 520 2.8GHz CPU and an ECS 915P-A Socket 775 motherboard.
My question is what are normal temps for the Pentium 520 2.8GHz? I am currently seeing 44*C idle with the stock heatsink/thermal pad and a high speed(I think it's 4000 max RPM)Thermaltake rear 90mm fan. When running a game the temp goes up to around 51-52*C.

I am worried because it is fall here in NC, 55*F outside, and it's probably in the mid 60's inside. I hate to ask what it will be in the Summer time

Should I take the heatsink off, remove the thermal pad and apply some thermal grease instead?

Thanks,
Tavis

Tavis Curry
 

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I just applied some regular white thermal grease. Temps are about the same, maybe a little worse. =\

Tavis Curry
 
you temps are fine. Is that a prescott CPU, I can't be bothered to find out - if so, your temps are superb

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Yes, CPU-Z says it's a Prescott.

Well dang....problem with the temps is that sometimes it gets pretty hot inside during the summer time. Half of the time my parents don't even run the A/C......but for now it's fall/winter and I can just open the window to control the room temp.

I need to go to a 4 year college so I can get out of here...=D

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Gah.....now under load it is up to 63*C. Are you sure that's not bad? I remember my old Athlon Tbirds didn't get this high with similar cooling methods =(

Tavis Curry
 
'tis fine. Prescots run hot, and they can cope with it.

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