Why p4s run cooler than athlon xps

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neb1211

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I have heard many people say that intel processors run cooler than amd processors. I recently bought a p4 2.6ghz (not because they run cooler cuz that would be stupid) and i figured out why this is true. If amd were to include as big of heatsink as intel included with a p4 athlon xps would run a lot cooler. Intels's stock heatsinks are HUGE compared to amd's heatsinks. I just thought that i would share this with everyone.
 

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It doesn't really matter the size of the HS or the amount of fins it has... only as long as it cools the CPU effectively... I've seen some 'less-fancy' HSF's cool better than fancy, bigger ones.

And if anyone bothers using the stock AMD cooler, best to scrape off the 'chewing-gum-like' thermal pad and use some paste (preferably AS3) instead... also case cooling is an important factor... even the best HSF out there is not gonna do well in a case with absymal airflow.
 

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Yes.. I have a crazy huge Volcano 9 on my AMD... but it is also true that if you take the heatsinks off of both a p4 and an AMD the AMD will generally fry faster, so there is some truth to the fact that AMDs run a bit hotter than the p4s.
 

h4x0r

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P4 is made to run safe, It could be over clocked a whole lot. on the other hand, Athlon (all AMD) are already over clocked, running less stably, makin it hotter. Try takin the heat sink off a Athlon and fry's in about 2 sec.
 
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