OK Im not sure this is so good. I downloaded the Intel Thermal Analysis Tech tool which shows the temps for both processors. I put them both at the same time under 100% load and it was reaching temperatures up to 67º C. Is that high? I think I will look into getting a very nice heat sink and fan.
Ah ok so you did run TAT. Well TAT is about as much load as you can put on a CPU, and ~65C is not uncommon. I'd try reseating the heatsink, making sure to replace the thermal grease. It needs to be pretty tightly stuck on the CPU to get good contact.
Yes, randomizer, I can appreciate what you're saying. Every time I edit the Guide, it becomes increasingly difficult to achieve a balance between simplicity and explanation, brevity and detail, while addressing high profile questions for enthusiasts without ignoring simple concerns for n00bs. Please feel free to offer any suggestions.
Ok, my only suggestion for the moment is that THG should remove the crazy width restriction when you don't log in, guests to the forum are gonna be scrolling for 5 minutes to get to the bottom of your guide because of it.
I think it's time I read the guide again, since I may be getting a C2D soon.
Yes, I agree. Also, the advertisements and popups have gone well beyond annoying, and are way over the top, especially when users are not logged on. I've considered placing a link in my sig many times, but many users won't make an extra click to help themselves unless I explain the benefits, so I continue to post links to the Guide in threads.
I'd like to see Tom's place a master index of all the Sticky's on a single page which must be viewed prior to creating a "New Topic" so that we would see less postings of topics which already have answers in the Sticky's. We have so many great Sticky's here on Tom's, but many n00bs don't seem to be aware that they are available to help them. I think many others don't want to read, and instead prefer to post questions so that they can have information spoon fed to them. Don't get me started...