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Leviathan41

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I just built my first P4 system: Abit IC7, P4C 2.8GHz. I built it last night and used the retail heatsink and fan with AS Ceramique, because my SP-94 and 92mm Panaflo hadn't arrived yet.
Note the following temps are from MBM5:
Last night with stock cooling, it idled at 39-40C and I didn't run Prime95 or anything to see what load temps were. Today my SP-94 and fan arrived so I installed them and the Ceramique and when I booted back up my cpu temps were 42-43C, I ran Prime95 and my temperatures quickly reached 60C within 3 minutes. I know something is not right, my case temps were 29C both times, and I KNOW a SP-94 should do way better than it is. Is it possible my motherboard is reading wrong (I am getting the same temps from the BIOS however)? Or did I do something wrong?

I think I am going to reseat the HS and see what happens, I need to figure this problem out.
 
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Leviathan41

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Yeah I followed them the first time, however, I don't think I tighted the screws and standoffs enough, I just reseated it and tightened the screws tight and am booting up now. . .

OK now its doing 39C idle and 49C on Prime95. The case temperature when loaded is 35C (14 degree differential between case and CPU). Something isnt adding up, I would think the P4/SP-94 would run a lot cooler. . .
 

Chewsmoka

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I just got me a IC7-G today to replace my P.O.S. ECS mobo. This is my first P4 system as well, using the stock HS/Fan I'm at 54°C max load, around 35°C Idle. Case temp reading 26°C, Ambient room temp is 20°C ( with A/C running ) 30°C with A/C not running.

3.0C SL6WU 240 x 15 @ 3.6Ghz, MUCH better then that ECS trash.
 

Radical

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What speed is the Panaflo you're using? If it's a low speed Panaflo you may want to try using a higher speed 80mm instead of a 92mm and see if that makes a difference in your temps.
 
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Leviathan41

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It's a high-output Panaflo. Well the temps have come down to about 38-39 idle and 49 while running Prime95. I have been reading on the abit forums and everyone says that the IC-7 boards report significantly higher temperatures than they actually are. One guy reports putting the same processor in several different motherboards and running 2 [email protected] and the IC-7 registered 6-10C higher than others.

Here is a statement from Abit: http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11496&highlight=ic7+temperature

Says they actually "calculate" temps instead of "measure" them. . .

I'm thinking my temps are fine, but it would be nice to know what others are getting on this board. . .
 

Electron Chaser

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Abit boards always report higher temps then they really are (yes anywhere from 6-10 C higher mostly 10 in my experiance) and ASUS on the other hand generally reports temps lower then they are actually are LOL.