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My psu's 12 volt connector is at 11.6 is that low enough that i need to chage out psu's? Also my Cpu is a 3.2 p4 with stock cooling at lately its been around 140F. i Took off my hat sink and it wasen't dirty put on a fresh cost of thermal paste and its still that hot. Is that normal? And no its not OC.

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i) methinks tolerance is +/- .10 on the twelve volt...but im *not* sure so please wait for someone to come and confirm.

ii) its a pentium 4...140ºf is around the same temperature my cpu runs at[which is an amd]. i would say get better cooling, but otherwise it looks ok.
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11.6 is fine on a 12v rail, if it drops lower than 11.4, then dump the PSU.

140F is only 60C. Thats a little warm for a P4, if it starts hitting 68 - 72C, then I would suggest a new cooling solution.

Stock cooling stinks, grab a $30 zalman and throw it on with some Artic Silver 5 and call it a day.
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Be careful with the thermal paste. Sometimes too much thermal paste will make your CPU overheat.

Stock cooling does suck. Get a better fan; it should run around 40-50 degrees celsius. That's around where my p4 runs (1.8ghz).
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40C - 50C is good, but -48C is better! :twisted:

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