That's my usual 'dusty-cab' temp. And the usual 'clean-cab' temp for my Prescott 3.0 GHz HT Pentium is 67
It doesn't burn but yes, your temperature is very high for a PD. Add some fans!
how much boost in performace does it make as compared to stock speeds??utsav said:no dudes. the temp readings r not wrong.once the temp of the proccy reached 74 degrees as the heatsink was not fitted nicely and the pc started to slow down.this proves that the temperature readings r correct
i changed the thermal paste over the proccy and added two 80mm exhaust fans at the rear of the cabby.
my cabby has several vents like the one for proccy and a net like vent over the pci slots so i didn't used any fans to draw air into the cabby.
and i recently OCed it to 3.657GHz and the max temperature was 65 degrees.
i think the psu is a bottleneck for any further OC as the 12V rail voltage has dropped to around 11.3V .I hav a 450W Intex PSU.