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P4 Overheating

Adibaba

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Hey guys one of thes days i checked my mums PC as it was making too much noise, opend and i saw dat d CPU was.I checked on HW monitor d temp and it was 52 C i suppose it is high PLZ suggest wat 2 do if i need to change d fan which company should i go for. I AM not lookin to spend more than a few hundred buck bcos d PC is just used sometimes.:neutral:
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
if possible post a screenshot of CPUID HWMonitor after using PC for sometime. if 52 is max then its ok. else get a P4 cooler locally. i guess all stock coolers for P4 & Core2 series are compatible. you can get one locally for 200-250.
 
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Adibaba

Adibaba

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i checked out in the market there r coolers of chinese make only one dat appealed to me was a cooler master one which was 150 rupees and also do i need to change d thermal paste as shopkeeper told me not wen installin d cooler mastr one.:???:
P.S i will upload d screenshot i some time
 
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Adibaba

Adibaba

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This d pic wen comp was idle was not doin nthin usually it wen i listen to music nd all while browsing it shoots to 52 C nd d PC bcoms slow at times but never hangs
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
irrespective of what brand it is, its better to get thermal paste. else after using for a few days overheating problem may return. you may try cleaning your present cooler & reapplying TIM after cleaning the old hardened one.
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
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@OP- I also have a P4 (prescott), and I must say heating is its natural property :p. The normal temps are around 45°C. Also the fan is noisy. I am also thinking to change its cooler.
@Sam- Any good options fro CM (under 500 including TIM)?
 

ico

Super Moderator
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Why didn't you guys purchase AMD Athlon 64? :/ Pentium 4 was one overheating, underperforming and power gulping piece of junk.

reTIM the processor.
 
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Adibaba

Adibaba

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Well ico my old one was bought wen i was 4th grade, my father made d decisions den my new pc is a AMD X4 955 BE nyways my processor is d northwood model and i read on some sites dat d nowrthwood one is cooler than the prescott i hope der r no othr reasons for d PC gettin slow !!:?
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
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Why didn't you guys purchase AMD Athlon 64? :/ Pentium 4 was one overheating, underperforming and power gulping piece of junk.

reTIM the processor.

Because I didn't know about computers then. And I'm sure that the comp dealers (whole city) would be unaware of "Athlon" (they don't keep AMD). Also I too didn't know about any "AMD" then :oops:

there are a few from CM that look like stock cooler. seen one cooling a Pentium Dual Core inside a branded HCL. now its surely discontinued or maybe OEM only.

Yeah I saw some stock looking like CM coolers in shop. Will Arctic Silver will be overkill for my P4?

My p4 temp varies from 42 to 52 degree is it normal

Pretty ok if the room is non-A/C.
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
you can apply arctic silver but with a stock cooler it'll have minimum effect. may bring down temperature by a few degrees.
 
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