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Thermalright xp--120 on prescott 2.8 @ 3.5

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December 5, 2004 12:22:31 AM

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I am running a prescott lga775 2.8 on an asus p5gdc-v. Running nicely sofar at
3.5 after bumping the voltage a bit to both ram and core. This thing is very
noisey under load. The stock intel cooler winds up like a vacuum cleaner when
the temp climbs above idle (50c).

Has anyone got experience with aftermarket coolers to fit this sort of setup?
the thermalright xp-120 looks good, watercooling is beginning to look like a
good option too.

TTYL,
James.
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December 5, 2004 8:30:00 PM

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On 04 Dec 2004, James wrote:

> I am running a prescott lga775 2.8 on an asus p5gdc-v. Running nicely
> sofar at 3.5 after bumping the voltage a bit to both ram and core.
> This thing is very noisey under load. The stock intel cooler winds up
> like a vacuum cleaner when the temp climbs above idle (50c).
>
> Has anyone got experience with aftermarket coolers to fit this sort of
> setup? the thermalright xp-120 looks good, watercooling is beginning
> to look like a good option too.
>
> TTYL,
> James.
>

I have a P4 2.8E Prescott (478) running at 3.4Ghz with a Thermalright XP-
120. Temps are 42C idle and 52C under load. They were a little lower when I
first installed the HS. Idle was 38C and load was 48C. I keep meaning to
take a look and check the thermal paste (Arctic Silver 5) to see why the
temps raised a little. But to be truthfull I have a hot case that always
idles around 37C and 40C under load. This is with two loud fans running air
through it! With the stock HS that came with the P4 I was getting 52C idle
and over 73C under load. Not once did I see any problems with the cpu
crashing or throttling back. So a load temp of 52C is fine with me and I'll
save the job for a rainy day when I have nothing to do.

I did some research on the XP-120 before buying it and found out it is
basically the best air cooler you can buy. Only water cooling will work
better. No idea if there is anything out there that can match the XP-120
for air cooling but if there is I never saw it mentioned.

I would recommend it to anyone. You should get lower temps than I do as I
seem to just have a damn hot PC :-). I read most were down into the high
20's and high 30's/low 40's under load. I don't think I'll ever see those
temps even if I sat the cpu in ice...


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Alex Devlin

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have to offer. You CAN'T PARK HERE."
December 8, 2004 6:34:12 PM

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Alex Devlin <Alex@127.0.0.1> wrote:

>On 04 Dec 2004, James wrote:
>
>> I am running a prescott lga775 2.8 on an asus p5gdc-v. Running nicely
>> sofar at 3.5 after bumping the voltage a bit to both ram and core.
>> This thing is very noisey under load. The stock intel cooler winds up
>> like a vacuum cleaner when the temp climbs above idle (50c).
>>
>> Has anyone got experience with aftermarket coolers to fit this sort of
>> setup? the thermalright xp-120 looks good, watercooling is beginning
>> to look like a good option too.
>>
>> TTYL,
>> James.
>>
>
>I have a P4 2.8E Prescott (478) running at 3.4Ghz with a Thermalright XP-
>120. Temps are 42C idle and 52C under load. They were a little lower when I
>first installed the HS. Idle was 38C and load was 48C. I keep meaning to
>take a look and check the thermal paste (Arctic Silver 5) to see why the
>temps raised a little. But to be truthfull I have a hot case that always
>idles around 37C and 40C under load. This is with two loud fans running air
>through it! With the stock HS that came with the P4 I was getting 52C idle
>and over 73C under load. Not once did I see any problems with the cpu
>crashing or throttling back. So a load temp of 52C is fine with me and I'll
>save the job for a rainy day when I have nothing to do.
>
>I did some research on the XP-120 before buying it and found out it is
>basically the best air cooler you can buy. Only water cooling will work
>better. No idea if there is anything out there that can match the XP-120
>for air cooling but if there is I never saw it mentioned.
>
>I would recommend it to anyone. You should get lower temps than I do as I
>seem to just have a damn hot PC :-). I read most were down into the high
>20's and high 30's/low 40's under load. I don't think I'll ever see those
>temps even if I sat the cpu in ice...


Cool, Thanks for the useful info Alex!
December 9, 2004 8:28:54 AM

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> I have a P4 2.8E Prescott (478) running at 3.4Ghz with a Thermalright XP-
> 120. Temps are 42C idle and 52C under load. They were a little lower when
> I
> first installed the HS. Idle was 38C and load was 48C. I keep meaning to
> take a look and check the thermal paste (Arctic Silver 5) to see why the
> temps raised a little. But to be truthfull I have a hot case that always
> idles around 37C and 40C under load. This is with two loud fans running
> air
> through it! With the stock HS that came with the P4 I was getting 52C idle
> and over 73C under load. Not once did I see any problems with the cpu
> crashing or throttling back. So a load temp of 52C is fine with me and
> I'll
> save the job for a rainy day when I have nothing to do.
>
> I did some research on the XP-120 before buying it and found out it is
> basically the best air cooler you can buy. Only water cooling will work
> better. No idea if there is anything out there that can match the XP-120
> for air cooling but if there is I never saw it mentioned.
>
> I would recommend it to anyone. You should get lower temps than I do as I
> seem to just have a damn hot PC :-). I read most were down into the high
> 20's and high 30's/low 40's under load. I don't think I'll ever see those
> temps even if I sat the cpu in ice...

Sounds like bad case ventilation. Lots of fans won't help much if the
grills are restrictive.

For an alternate method, see what this guy did:-

http://www.overclockers.com/tips1187/

Cheap, but effective!

Dave
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