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Pentium 4 Overheat

Pentium 4 Overheat

I have a machine with a Pentium 4 CPU in it that I run as a server. I've used it for a long time with no issues. Recently it has been unable to run for more than about 3/4 minutes from a cold-boot before locking up. My syslog shows that my CPU is overheating badly.

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"When you removed the heatsink, did you thoroughly remove all remnants of the old thermal paste and then apply fresh paste?

Is the fan spinning properly? Many Pentium 4 processors (especially later Northwood and Prescott models) depend heavily on proper cooling."