Hi. I’ve bought new components because I decided to have two computers. Okay, I’m a big Intel fan, so I bought another Pentium, only this time 3,0 GHZ (the other one is 1,8), Abit IC7-G, Radeon 9550, WD 1600JD SATA disk and Audigy 2 soundcard.
Okay, I was checking some details and numbers about my new creature. I noticed that average CPU temperature is app. 57Â° C (~139Â° F - I’m not F’s much, sorry :() and the rotating rate of the cooling fan is app 2,7k rpm. Okay, I think that’s fair, right? The board temperature is somewhere 31Â° C and the aux (PSU I think) is about 45-50Â° C. Okay, I tested my machine a bit. I usuallly do test like running processes I use the most and sort of get my PC into moving. I decided to rip some of my audio CD to mp3 (128 kbits for higher compression and CPU usage) just to see, how fast it is and how this affects the CPU temperature. Okay, the ripping is very fast (app. 3 minutes for 50 minute audio piece) but the CPU temperature is going somewhere near 71Â° C, board is about 38 and AUX is going over 50Â°. I use SiSoft Sandra for monitor these things. I get those “warning” signs when the CPU temp. reaches 70 and aux reaches 50. I don’t know wheter to ignore this warning or not. I’m not familiar with 3,0 P4 because I own it for the first time so I don’t know what’s the normal temperature rate at 50 % CPU usage and so on. Can I expect the computer crash when the CPU usage would be 100 % if at 50 % of CPU usage the temperature goes to 71 and 72?
How high can tempreature go on P4 3,0 GHZ? How high would it really be at 100 % CPU usage. How to test that?
I have P4 Prescott with retail cooling fan and block. I’m very unsure about this …