Koslov said:your possible solution for your problem would be:
- Get a better heatsink/fan combo and use Artic Silver 5 thermal paste (very thin layer)
- Be sure your computer case has good airflow
- Get a air conditioning unit for your room (used one if you don't have a big budget)
kick@ss said:Assuming you bought retail instead of OEM (which you should ALWAYS do, that's the cheapest extended warranty you can get on anything), I wouldn't worry about the heat that much. However, that does seem fairly hot. And, by the time that warranty runs out the CPU will be long obsolete.
What are you using to cool it?
Don't worry about it unless your system starts crashing.lametard said:Right now, just the 7 fans in my case, and the gargantuan CPU heatsink that came with the processor. I'm so tired of tearing my computer apart to put in new stuff. Should I look into a small water cooling system to cool the CPU. That seems like more trouble and money than it's worth.
M4d-K10wN said:You need AMD64.
kick@ss said:I can attest to that... my CPU is being reported running at something like 55-60C idle yet the heatsink is not even warm to touch and I know it's on very tight.
No, mine is with a 3.0C @ 3.4.milling_hordesman said:is that with a prescott 3.4? because that's exactly what i have, and i get about 80C under load (Abit AA8-DuraMax MB). I think Intel's processor specs say no higher than 72C for the Prescotts, which is ridiculous, since their stock cooling solution can't even get it that low!