The problem with that is when I first bought all of my parts I went with Liquid Cooling. Like a true noob I bought a pre-made liquid cooling kit by Thermaltake. There was a hardware malfunction on 3 of the cpu waterblocks that I had replaced numerous times which caused it to leak. I threw out the liquid cooling and went with fan cooling. That is why I'm reluctant to go with liquid cooling again.
Do the core 2 duo's really run that much cooler? Also is there one that would match the power of my processor now that is affordable?
Edit: I'm not too up to date on processors...no need since I haven't had any money to spend. If the core 2 duo's run cooler, will this one work as well for gaming as my 3.4 Pentium D without overclocking? Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Edit again: I just looked at my motherboard and realized that I have an Intel d955xbk board. Which, according to intel's site, is not compatible with any of the core 2 duo processors. Unless I am mistaken. This basically means that I will not be able to upgrade because I simply cannot afford a new Mobo and Processor....*sigh* after I got my hopes up too.
Unless any of you can find a combination of motherboard and processor that will cost me less than 300$ and get equal to or greater than the performance I am getting from my Pentium D, that means I'm stuck with looking for ways to cool down what I have.