Boomerang Rapido wrote:
65 C sounds extremely high for a 2.4 GHz!
- What is your CPU's idle temperature?
- What is your motherboard temperature?
- What is your room temperature?
- Also if you just recently installed the new heatsink, try and remount it, and make sure it is making proper contact with the CPU.
- Do you have any temperature readings with a stock heatsink?
- Under load, is your system still stable despite the high temperatures?
- What motherboard do you have?
Some boards are known give very high temperature readings. I just returned an Asus P4PE myself because it was giving false temperature readings (about 15-18 degrees C too high).
I start with the last question first. At first I thought the motherboard might be lying to me, but I checked it by putting a thermocouple onto the base of the heat sink. The motherboard and heat sink agree to within +/- 1 C.
The CPU idles at around 32C.
The mother board is a ECS P4VXASD2+. 512 MBytes of DDR 2700 memory.
The system temps report about 32-33 C
The power supply temp is around 34 C
Room temp is 22C
There are only exhaust fans. The case is very open.
This is the second heat sync on this system, the Volcano go hotter even faster.
Please note with this set up I can get the temps to stay in the 40-45 C range running CPUBurn if I set the Fanmates to wide open. But, at this setting the system is unacceptably loud.
These high numbers are achived with the Fanmates set to slightly above their lowest setting.
Most of the things I do on the system never push the temps event close to the 60C mark. But, I have seen the KDE (this is a Linux system) screen saver cause high temps. This is pretty intense application that generates and displays Madelbrot (sp?) pattern sets.