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Old 07-16-2004, 01:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently built my first gaming PC and it ran like a champ for about 1 month....up until recently my PC processor is overheating

I run a P4 2.8gig w/HT CPU and its awsome but... i dont know what to do about the overheating. Someone HELP!!!
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do you have a northwood or prescott core? cause prescotts are a lot hotter than northwoods
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hmmm... not sure i can tell you that its thye D865PERL chipset and the CPU is a 478 pin socket...i dont know if that even helps?

see..i thought it was the fan and heatsink i have because they are the stock fan and heatsink...
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how exactly do i tell what core i have..?
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do you know the cache?

if its 512k - northwood

if it 1024k (1mb) - prescott
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also, it should say on the receipt or website

thats if you have it, or remember it
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its 512 im sure cause i remember reading it in the mobo installation guide or somewhere.
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wow . . . a northwood . . .

how many fans do you have? and how are they setup?
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well i have only the cpu and heatsink fan but tomrw is payday and i plan on stopping to get my optional case fan (for Antec Sonata 400w case) but other than that two including the original
case fan.......should i have more?(probably huh?)
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i do have an exaust fan for my graphix card that burned out within like 2 weeks of use
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