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P4 3.6GHz "Prescott" cooling issues

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November 6, 2004 11:52:01 AM

Upon deciding to build a new system I chose the ASUS P5AD2 Premium, along with Corsair DDR2 XMS2, an Enermax 600W "Noisetaker" power supply, and a P4 775 560 "Prescott" processor. I've not been able to install XP Pro because the system shuts down due to overheating during the install - the system idles at 65 degrees C. Following Intel's advice, I purchased a new case and the problem persists. Intel is now shipping me a new P4. After removing the questionable processor, upon close examination of the motherboard, I found a pin missing in the ASUS motherboards’ processor socket. ASUS tech support reviewed my situation and stated it was not anything I'd done and suggested I go back to the vendor I'd bought it from since it was still in the first 30 days following the purchase. AJUMP.COM REFUSED TO EXCHANGE THE BOARD STATING I HAD DAMAGED IT.

As for as the board goes - I believe it to be a great choice offering the best in expansion capabilities. I took months deciding upon my components. I've found ASUS tech support to be excellent. Corsair was also excellent in helping me with the correct settings for their memory.


Austin, TX

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November 7, 2004 4:36:55 PM

For the record, throw the Intel heatsink/fan in the garbage when you get your new CPU and get a Thermalright XP-90 heatsink and a Panaflow H1A 92mm fan (not the M1A). Do not pass GO, do not collect $200, and definitely do not put your system together until you do this. If you have the space inside your setup, consider the Thermalright XP-120 instead (you can probably use the M1A with this monster, and have a quieter setup).

I cannot overemphasize NOT using the supplied Intel heatsink/fan. Use either one of the above heatsinks instead. You won't regret it.
November 7, 2004 4:50:21 PM

Hey Exictron! Do you have a slot 775? I have one(550 3.4)but have not started to put that system together. Still working on a 478 for now. IF you do, could you tell me some of the ups and downs that you have experienced. I dont find much info on these processors! Thanks!
November 7, 2004 5:01:58 PM

No, I have a 478 3.2 gig Prescott. Horrible thing. I have an identical MB, and I'll be building it with a Northwood.