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    Abit IC7 Max 3 Heat Probs

    I just setup my new system last night & my CPU temps seems a little high.

    I'm getting late 40s on idle & upto 56oC underload.

    I am using the latest BIOS & the system is not overclocked & so is at stock volts.

    System Spec:
    Abit IC7 Max 3
    P4 3.2 800
    Thermalright SP94 with Enermax 92mm 3/4 pin adjustable fan (at full speed)
    Artic Silver 5

    I have removed the heatsink, cleaned it up, reapplied AS5 & fixed it again but temps are the same.

    I put a thermistor on the side of the SP94 heatsink near the bottom & this was reading between 33-35oC.

    I have 2 x 120mm Noiseblockers as intake & exhaust cooling in an Antec P160 Aluminium Case.


    Does the probe on the Abit read correct or is it something else ?

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    P4's run hot anyway, my 2.53 at stock runs at 42 - 56 from idle to load, when it clocks to 3.1 it jumps to 58c @ load, to keep mine cool I got the huge Swiftech mcx4000 with a 80mm delta and the heat doesn't seem to be a problem. Throw as much air at it as you can

    You have nothing to worry about, if the cpu hits that 70c mark it will throttle but it wont die. But anything upto 65 ish is fine. Also check you havent got a thick layer of AS on the cpu as if its to thick it wont conduct the heat as good as it should.

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    I think it's been documented that the Abit boards temp sensor reports about an extra 10c

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    Thanks for the input

    I ran Prime 95 for 9hrs 12mins & the max temp was 56oC - I'm using the latest BIOS too.

    Seems stable enough - will start overclocking very slowly

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    Hi mate, I assume that your cpu is a northwood and not a prescott (cos those r the REAL hot muthers!!).
    I would say your temps are accurate (I mean for an abit board). My 2.8 when oc'd to 3.6 gets up to 65C under extreme load (prime95 and cpu toast - or farcry )
    And my system is 99.9% stable (Prime and memtest 24 hrs+).
    Go for it mate, overclock the biatch
    Jfyi, I use a voltage of 1.65v in the bios (which gives approx 1.6v really) to oc to 3.6, let us know how u get off.
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