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Ultimate Geek

# 77622 19-Feb-2011 01:52
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Hi, I am using an old IBM ThinkCentre as home file server/NAS. I know Pentium 4/Celeron are hot. But idle at about 65C and max about 69C is too hot? Also about 48C for my WD Green 1TB make me worries as well.

I just re-applied thermal gel and did some clean-up inside the case and the two 60mm case fans as well, as a small form factor PC, that is all the cooling this file server had.

So my question is:

1. Is this temperature for CPU and hard drive I need worried about?

2. If so, how could I improve this situation? The current CPU is a Celeron 2.53 256K Socket 478 with FSB 533 and should has a TDP 73W, if I got a Pentium 4 2.0A TDP 53W instead, will temperature be better, helps HD temperature as well, rr should I invested for a couple of better 60mm case fan?

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  # 441473 19-Feb-2011 12:50
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I just re-pasted a P4. There are many different methods each optimal for a particular cpu brand and type.

A nice simple utility (windows) which displays the current and maximum temperatures for the CPU type - Core Temp. Just started using it. Also has alarm and automatic shutdown functions.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 441812 21-Feb-2011 08:56
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65C is after I re-apply the thermal paste. Seems only one of the case fan is running, and the other right in front of CPU cooler is not working. Which sort of explain that the CPU idle at 65C but max about 69C.

Unfortunately the P4 is using as file server, and I just put a Linux Debian on it and no Windows.

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