View Full Version : what temps for a 3.0ghz/800fsb/ northwood CPU

11-08-05, 09:01 PM
Hello all, I havent been in these forums for awile, but decided to check with in.....I installed a 3.0ghz with the 512cache (northwood core) with 800 fsb...into my system, which is an Intel 865perl motherboard, 1gb (2X512mb) Kingston Hyperx KHX3200AKB/1GR memory, MAXTOR 80GB DIAMOND MAX PLUS 9 Hard Drive, and an ATI 9800 PRO Video card, all inside an antec BBQ Case...and my motherboard monitor show's for past few day, since I installed CPU, that the CPU is averaging at Idle about 37 degrees celsius, and under Load (gaming, etc etc) average out about 50 degrees celsius. I also have a Zalman all copper cnp7000 HSF and the case has 1 120mm exhaust fan. so the question is..do these temps seem ok in your opinion

11-08-05, 09:13 PM
sounds mormal to me. my older rig is a northwood 3 gig cpu on an 865PE motherboard.


11-08-05, 10:32 PM
I had almost that exact setup and those temps seem fine mine idled a little colder but i have a cold room so....

11-09-05, 10:33 AM
Those temps are fine my previous PC was a P4 2.8C Northwood @ 3.3ghz and it idled 40C and hit 53C under load ,Every 4 months or so the CPU would get enough dust buildup to cause load temps to hit 60C so I got into the habit of cleaning it out (Zalman all copper cpu cooler) but either way it was rock stable for the entire 2 years I used it.