i had the same problem so i took the side of my case off ti dropped the proc temp slightly then i put a house fan beside it and it lowered it a bit more it sits at 49 under load folding 100%
so its not great but itll do till i get my water cooling setup
14C abaove the board temp is not too bad, IMO. I have a P4 1.6A @ 2.24 w/ stock HSF & it's running about 14C above system temp & will go as high as 53C under load. According to what I've seen in the forums, that isn't unusual or harmful to the cpu. You can also check here for a test of your HSF. Also did you follow the instructions for applying the AS3? No? well, If all else fails, read the dam instuctions! Good luck! -Dave
if this temperature is decent, maybe i can OC somore? i tried over 2Ghz... no go. Because this isn't a northwood core. I am a beginner so when I bought it, i didn't know the difference even though they were about the same price. What exactly does changing the voltage do? can i change the voltage to get it to go over 2 GHz at the expense of temperature. If so, would you recomend it? right now it is on default voltage.
abit intel chipset mobo's are usually way off in their temperature readings. i think your temps in this case are fine, considering mine peaks at 52 degrees with the strongest p4 air cooling you can get (which i know is off because my sensor right under the die says much less) As for overclocking, your ram is probably holding you back going any further. Try upping the vcore until its stable, but u dont wanna go too much, cause im still not exactly sure if those temps are accurate or not.
yeah, thats what i was thinking too, that the ram is holding me back. unfortunately, id need a whole new motherboard for ddr or rd. ill try upping the core voltage to 1.7 and see if that makes a difference. can you overclock the memory?