i have a 3.2 prescott cpu it runs at between 50c to 64c is this to hot or is it ok.The system is ok when i start but when it gets to warm the system slows down and sometimes freezes,when i mean slow i mean slow.any ideas on a very good cooler for this cpu cheers any one
This cooler is truly excellent Thermalright XP90 see click here which will run with your processor.
I run it with a slow 92mm fan (virtually silent) - so silent I recently found the fan failed, yet the cooler keeping the CPU below 50º - OK so it's only a Northwood 2.4GHZ - but it speaks volumes for the efficiency of a good heat-pipe cooler.
The XP120 is even larger, and presumably even more efficient.
Get the fan seperately and choose a variable speed model with 15dB noise or less.