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ZOIKES - Temps too high?

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Jun 2, 2003
Hey guys. I'm in the middle of a complete project - you can find it in the alternative modding section... that's off topic though.

Right now, while my setup is all apart, I have put the stock intel cooler back onto the machine so that I can check my emails and play a couple games here and there.

I was playing MOHAA tongiht and my CPU temp hit 70C! I want to know the max operating temp for my 2.4c.

I've checked and double checked all the normal stuff. The heatsink is seated correctly, and I have applied the thermal paste correctly. Idle is 53C... what could be wrong? I was on this stock cooler before - and I dont remember my temps ever being this high!



New Member
Dec 6, 2003
Your idle and load temps are too high.

I would pull off the HSF, carefully remove all of the thermal gunk and then try it again.