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Old 09-02-2006, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey, i got a friend who has a Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz, and its running about 42c on idle and about 50 under full load of a game. Im thinking this a bit hot, i suggested for him to take the side of the case off and that dropped it a bit, he doesnt have a front intake fan, im thinking that would help drop the temperature down a bit. Also a pentium 4 is a socket 775 right? (incase he gets a new front intake fan) But is it just cause his computer is old that it runs at such a high temperature, like my new cpu (X2 3800+ runs about 36 idle). Any help with any of these questions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-02-2006, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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42c, thats a great idle temp for a pentium and 50c under load is about average, the amd 64's have cool and quiet technology thats y urs is cooler

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Old 09-02-2006, 11:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Adding a second fan to draw air in would help with the circualtion. While you have the case open do a little house cleaning, blow it out with a can of air, vacume the dust bunnies..., this will also help.
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intels run hotter than amds that why amds are better for ocing

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Old 09-03-2006, 01:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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AMD's new CPU's just use less voltage than the older P4's. It's just basically newer better technology. Also not all of AMD's CPU's have Cool&Quiet enabled.

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Old 09-03-2006, 07:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Theyoyokid303
intels run hotter than amds that why amds are better for ocing
That's: a)not true b)extremely generalized.

Your friends Intel CPU probably has a Prescott core. Prescotts had a nack for running hotter than it's competitors and its predescors(sp?). If it is confirmed to be a Prescott, then those temps are fine.

Prescotts came in skt478 at release, and later went to skt775. A front intake fan will not depend on what socket the CPU is.

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Old 09-03-2006, 10:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I know a front intake fan wont depend on what the socket is, i was just making sure the cpu is a socket 775 so i can give him the option of getting a new CPU cooler, the adding a front intake fan was another option.

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