Thread: Pentium Temperature ?'s
March 22nd, 2005, 12:35 AM #1
Pentium Temperature ?'s
Just fired up a "new" old system:
Asus P3B-F mobo
P-III 450MHz (dual fan on the H/S)
Anyway, according to this site, the max temp for this CPU is 70c (although it says P-II instead of P-III).
This site is showing 90c as the max. Everest's sensor was showing me temps ranging from 39c one second wihle idle to 65c when I launch any given program, so I rebooted and checked the BIOS. The BIOS was showing a steady 69c-70c CPU temp, so that has me worried. I've never worked with a Pentium system before, so I'm not sure whether or not to leave this system running all night or not. The case has an intake and an exhaust fan and it's about 72F in our house right now. My XP2000+ system, which is sitting right next to this new build, is running no higher than 45c at full load.
Should I be concerned? This Pentium chip looks nothing like any AMD I've dealt with...I guess I could try some Arctic Silver, but I didn't separate the cpu from the H/S to have a look. Looks just like this one, but with dual fans.
Any advice is very much appreciated!
March 22nd, 2005, 01:03 AM #2
Heat specs listed here.
And by the way... I digress just long enough to tell you that Powerleap has an upgrade to that board to a 1.3 Ghz celeron (since it runs the 100Mhz bus), which means that you probably can update the bios and put one in with your own slocket. Do a little research, if interested. And this old school tualatin celeron has and un-celeronish 256k L2 cache. (Well, the newer ones are coming outfitted with 256 now)
The CPU comes apart fron the heatsink pretty easily in those slot one system. Give it the silver lining!Fifteen men on a dead manís chest;
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum;
Drink and the devil be done for the rest;
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
March 22nd, 2005, 01:26 AM #3
We watched the installation video...it really can't get any easier.
$120 for the 1.3GHz...hmm, is it really worth the money?
I'll slap some AS on tomorrow to see if that helps.
March 22nd, 2005, 11:45 AM #4
Okay, I have another question. I was able to remove the H/S from the cpu with the help of the instructions on this site:
Worked like a charm!
Now...he mentions that he removed the backplate because of heat.
If you wish to remove the back plate, then you will have to break 2 tabs used to hold the back plate to the CPU. Most aftermarket heatsink makes use of the back plate so you may not want to remove it. I removed the back plate because it traps heat.
March 22nd, 2005, 02:57 PM #5
Cleaned off the old, dried up nasty thermal paste with a razor and alcohol...put AS5 on the right way...system temps went from 70c to low 40'sc.
March 22nd, 2005, 07:36 PM #6Originally Posted by Martoch
I was able to get the 1.4 celeron, but that chip is getting hard to find. I use the pc for the old game Need for Speed Porsche 2000. It also runs folding@home 24/7 overclocked with SoftFSB to 1.57ghz. I think the adapter was well worth the money.
Oh ya, and it is really easy to install.What computer do you have? And please don't say a white one. - Sheldon Cooper
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