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bk T
18-08-2010, 10:41 AM
This old Intel LGA 3.4 GH system was running at very high temp of around 90C. Vacuumed clean the box, removed heatsink, cleaned the cooling fan, cleaned and reapplied thermal paste, re-installed heatsink, etc. etc.

Rebooted and checked the temp which has been dropped to ~76 C, which I think is still too high. Remembered it was running at around 50 C when new.
Motherboard temp is pretty good - at 30 C

What do you suggest I should do to reduce the temperature? Give it a Panado? :D

Deimos
18-08-2010, 11:34 AM
Is it a Presscott?, it's probably normal, the TDP is quite high (100-110 frm memory, but I could be wrong) what exactly are you doing when the temp is this high?

bk T
18-08-2010, 11:40 AM
Is it a Presscott?, it's probably normal, the TDP is quite high (100-110 frm memory, but I could be wrong) what exactly are you doing when the temp is this high?

Word, Photoshop, etc. it even shuts down a couple of times.

After the cleaning up, temp does drop down to ~60 - 85 C.

I'm now running a System stability test (from PC Wizard 2010) which stressed the CPU to 100% and the CPU temp is ~80 c

Deimos
18-08-2010, 11:42 AM
Word, Photoshop, etc. it even shuts down a couple of times.

After the cleaning up, temp does drop down to ~60 - 85 C.

I'm now running a System stability test (from PC Wizard 2010) which stressed the CPU to 100% and the CPU temp is ~80 c

Thats not too bad if you are using the stock cooler, you can't really expect better than 80C at max load with the stock cooler.