Well I was expecting something a bit higher for mine. For a Prescott, yours
sound about right, they run very hot compared to other P4 processors. Mine
is mounted in an Antec SLK2650BQE which has a side duct to draw cool air
direct to the cpu cooler and a 120mm rear exhaust fan. It's nice and cool
here in my basement which does help but my temps are just way too low from
my experience. At work I'm running a 3.0 with a stock Intel cooler on an
Intel board in a case similar to the one here (except that it's a lot
louder!) and my cpu temps are in the high 30's or higher under load, usually
no more than about 48C. Thats why seeing temps under 30C puzzles me.
"Kris" wrote in message
Hi, I have just setup a P4 2.6C on a P4P800SE and I'm getting cpu temps
don't make sense, much too low. In the bios, at idle it's showing 28.5C
My P4P800 SE has the opposite "problem".
Does anyone know where the "motherboard" probe is actually located on
All my Asus P4 boards previously have indicated very stable Asus probe
temperatures of no higher than mid-30C. The fastest processors were P4
2.4 fsb533 - non-HT.
M/bs were P4B533 and P4PE-X
Then a P4P-EX was used with a 2.67ghz cpu fasb533 - non-HT.
This gave cpu temperatures in the region of 46C. It was assumed the
temperature sensor was wrong or it was due to a different cpu
Now I have a P4P800 SE which is not only reports high temperatures -
but smells distinctly hot - possibly from the big chip heatsink
between the cpu & agp socket.
The P4P800 SE has a "Prescott" P4 3.0ghz fsb 800 and TwinX PC3200 low
Graphics is Asus 9570VTD 128 (Gefx 5900)
Windows XP HE
Psu is an Enermax 465 with twin large fans helping move air from round
Currently running with an open case.
Asus Probe readings:
On initial power-on today the M/B is 24C and cpu 35C
After running 3Dmark03
m/b 40C cpu 41C
The ambient temperature of the room seems to affect this combination
much more than it did previous ones.
Today is relatively cool (20C?)
On hot days (28C?) the cpu has been as high as 49C and the m/b 47C.
Have recently replaced the Intel supplied cpu heatsink with a
Coolermaster Aero4 running at its full speed of 3000rpm. The Intel fan
was running at about 3000 rpm on idle but literally screamed at
6000rpm when 3Dmark03 was running.