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Old 11-22-2006, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Northwood vs. Prescott temperatures?

I have a question for you guys. I just switched from a Northwood 2.4GHz to a Prescott 2.8GHz. Overclocked to 3.2GHz, my Northwood idled around 30C, and maxed out under load to 51.6C. My Prescott, only overclocked to 3.0GHz, idles at 44C, and tops out at 65.5C under load. Is this normal at all?

Should I switch back to my Northwood? I seemed to get better performance from my Northwood, and better temperatures.

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Old 11-23-2006, 04:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yes, that's fine. Prescott's are always hotter than Northwood's

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Old 11-23-2006, 04:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How do you get better preformance out of a Northwood?

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Old 11-23-2006, 04:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by reggie_da_man
How do you get better preformance out of a Northwood?
Better overclocking performance. My Prescott is unstable if it's overclocked more than 100MHz, while my Northwood was overclocked 800MHz and was stable up to 1GHz overclocked.

Temperature was a LOT different too.
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