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Overheating? Processor running at half speed?

I have an older socket 478 Asus motherboard and I've maxed the machine out with 2gb ram, sort of okay 128mb graphics card and now I've upgraded the processor to an Intel Pentium 4 3.4 ghz processor.


It was quite tough to get hold of a socket 478 processor - but I did find a reseller to said he had some.


They turned out to be unwanted processors from another batch of machines - so they were removed (or so the reseller said). So essentially I bought a used processor - but who cares, so long as it works eh?


I installed the processor myself, but almost immediately began experiencing overheating issues. Thought maybe I applied too much thermal paste.


So I thoroughly cleaned the top of the processor and the heat sink, applied about a pea-sized plop of paste in the middle of the processor and put it all back together. I assume you don't need to spread it all around and that the force of the contact tends to spread the paste evenly.


It still seems to be running too hot - Asus probe is moaning at me for running the processor anywhere from 60 to 67 degrees celsius.


So I downloaded the Intel Processor Identification utility to see what kind of processor it really and matched it to about five different possiblities. These processors seemed to max out at at up to 69 and higher to the low 70 degrees. If that is what they mean in the processor specs page that refers to the processor temerature.


So I thought that maybe these processors just run a bit hot . . . until I noticed that my processor, according to Intel's utility, is only running at 1.77ghz and 416 fsb (should be 800).


I've got quite a large thermal unit on the top of the processor and one additional fan on the front of the case which extracts air directly from the area around the processor fan.


Is the processor overheating? Could it just be a bad processor? Is the processor being sandbagged so as to avoid burning out?




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  • communicat Oct 27, 2007

    Thanks for responding so quickly ardmax. Using  your information, some online searching and some new thermal hardware - I solved the problem.


    You were right - the processor is operating as it was designed. Which is that it runs way too hot!


    For anyone else who reads this looking for solutions relating to an Intel Prescott processor running too hot - well there are actually a lot of posts detailing just how hot they run if you search Google.


    I ran a quick home test by getting a desk fan to run over my open box to see if it decreased the processor heat - which did absolutely nothing.


    I guessed that what that meant was that the standard processor fan which shipped with my Asus motherboard was not designed for a mad Intel processor running 10 ? 20 degrees hotter than it should.


    I'm sure other manufacturers also have good third-party processor fans ? but by replacing my standard processor fan with a Thermaltake "Beetle" system I've managed to reduce the processor temp down to about 45 degrees C in idle. It's probably going to heat up with some PS photo editing ? but then I also now have a go faster throttle on the fan ;)


    It was quite difficult to install (don't think something designed for at least four different socket types is going to just click in all by itself). I even had to bend one of the plastic bits at the top with a pair of pliers to get it to fit in my case. I was fully expecting this plastic part to shatter when doing this but it did not. Seems Termaltake actually expect that some part modding may be necessary to get the unit to fit in tight spaces and have used rigid, yet pliable plastic in some components.


    Once installed the results were obvious ? major decrease in temperature. Intel Processor Identification Utility now reports that the chip is running as expected 3.4Ghz and 800MHz System Bus.



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If the PC boot and start I believe your processor is OK, it's very unlikely that a bad processor can start.
Normally the average temperature of a processor is between 40-50 degree C. Your processor is overheating and it will not last too long.
Please look at the link here below
and see if you can reconize your processor. The number on the left is the same number printed on your processor (You have to remove the fan again).
As a second test I suggest you to download the Asus manual of your motherboard and verify that you don't have any jumper that you are missing.
If you want to post the motherboard type I can further help you.

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