The CPU is Pentium 4 with Hyperthreading running at 3 GHZ. That means when running applications that support hyperthreading, like Photoshop, or video games, the CPU will act like a Duel Core CPU. It will show two CPUs in the Hardware Monitor, like a true duel core. The trick is the clock cycle. Normally the CPU processes instructions on the tick part of the clock cycle. Hyperthreading allows a second set of instructions to be processed on the tock part of the cycle, imitating two cores.
I'm tempted to say don't buy either because he wrote this stupid statement. That's not even close to how HT works. That's how they "pump" the FSB.
Ahhh, the power of google. That's how intel and AMD did double pumping. (Intel jumped straight to quad pumping actually.) That's also how DDR works. Again, its not even close to how hyper threading works.
The huge fan he installed on the side of the computer is loud. He installed it because the computer was running hot.
The computer is still running a little hot I was wondering if it would be worth it to switch over to a gaming case with more air flow?
Is it easy to switch cases?
I would figure out why the computer is running hot. Perhaps spending $30ish on a Hyper 212+ because it will carry over to a new build is a good idea. If someone else built it then perhaps he just sucked and you simply need new thermal paste.
The Cpu runs around 120-130 Farenheit and the graphics card run around 150-160 farenheit (8800 gts) , without doing any gaming or video editing.
Is it possible to break the computer by switching cases.
I picked up the Antec 300 (Its a lot quieter) and did a switch over. The Cpu stays around 45-52 C and the graphics card 55-62 C (Without load). Cpu 62-67 C And graphics card 69 C (While only playing for five minutes), while running the two fans the case came with, are these temperatures normal?
There are three more 120 mm fan slots, should I use them? Should i get a new HSF?
Temps are a lot better now, idle the cpu stays 45-50 C and under load it stays around 50-55 C and the graphics card idle 55-58 C and under load 55-68 C.
Should i still install extra fans?