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December 26, 2004 2:49:42 PM

Well, I got a new PC for Christmas, ABIT AS8 with P4 2.8. I'm using the stock HS/F that they gave me. It's running at about 53C idle (average) and 75C (or more) under load. I talked to Jay and Crashman in IRC for about an hour and they had some good suggestions on cooling solutions:

<A HREF="http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20041213/index.html" target="_new">Zalman CNPS7700</A>

and

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">Thermaltake Tower112</A>

Both seem to be a lot better cooling solution than what I am running right now (Intel stock—remember?). However, if any of you guys out there have any other suggestions, feel free to post! This thing is just getting too hott!

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December 26, 2004 3:20:54 PM

The Intel Stock cooler has a sufficient heatsink to cool the Prescott, not using it will void your warranty.

Intel has made a support page with recommended type of cases for the 90nm and 3Ghz CPU's, <A HREF="http://support.intel.com/support/processors/pentium4/sb..." target="_new">Check it</A>

Those cases are good for AMD processors as well, you can find those cases in <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/searchProductResult.asp?Submi..." target="_new">Newegg too</A>

And as much as heatsink is important, it is also important to have a good case that has a good airflow, otherwise even the best heatsink fan will blow hot hair on the heatsink and not really do any good.

<A HREF="http://www.clancas.net" target="_new">clan CHAOS</A>
December 26, 2004 3:39:25 PM

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not using it will void your warranty.

Apparently with intel CPU's using an after market cooling solution does not void your warrenty. This is only for AMD CPU's.
It is true that you need good airflow in your case, but the actual case itself wont make a whole lot of difference. Prescott CPU's are simply waaaay too hot.
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December 26, 2004 4:20:58 PM

Pete, considering you moderate a tech forum, why did think that your warranty is void using an aftermarket cooler with Intel chips???

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December 26, 2004 5:05:29 PM

I think I read it somewhere and I believe a person should be aware of that before he use 3rd party cooler, just so there will be no surprises later.

<A HREF="http://www.clancas.net" target="_new">clan CHAOS</A>
December 26, 2004 5:16:49 PM

There is no need to be aware of false rumors...
It is OK and Intels warranty is still valid whether you use stock or 3rd party coolers.


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December 26, 2004 7:43:23 PM

That's quite true. Intel CPUs are so reliable in general I'm not sure it's possible to hurt one. They'll just slow down when they get too hot. Masterful engineering!

Abit IS7 - 3.0C @ 3.6ghz - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
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Sony DRU-510A - Yellowtail Merlot
December 26, 2004 8:51:20 PM

Then I stand corrected, I just believe in general that anyone should be aware of all the elements before making any kind of decision in computers.

<A HREF="http://www.clancas.net" target="_new">clan CHAOS</A>
December 26, 2004 11:43:44 PM

Intel CPUs' arent any more reliable than the competitions. And the competitions doenst have to slow down, because they dont reach 70+Celcius ;) 

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December 27, 2004 12:14:43 AM

ROFLMAO! Good ole' Prescotts. A blunder of unimaginable proportions! :lol: 

Abit IS7 - 3.0C @ 3.6ghz - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
Sony DRU-510A - Yellowtail Merlot
December 27, 2004 7:21:28 AM

Keep in Mind abit motherboards will almost always report temperatures too high, I would say take 8 Degrees off what its reading then you will have an accurate reading.
December 27, 2004 7:37:38 AM

And I will say Abit boards are way more accurate than most other Intel chipset boards. I have used an IR temp sensor, and Abit boards tend to be more correct, more often, than Intel boards, Asus boards, and MSI boards.
December 27, 2004 12:42:15 PM

Actually there's still a use of the Prescott high temperature, it's to be a room heater. My 3.2 Prescott has just made my well ventilated 5x7 m room a few degrees celcius hotter than usual. At least that's good for me who catch a cold now. ^^
December 28, 2004 10:09:53 PM

Normally the stock intell HSF is good enough, as long as your case temps are cool enough. Those Prescotts dish our a great deal of heat and case temps a very much important to control than any other CPU. If your case temps are too high then it would be a waste of time getting a better HSF for even they need the cool air to bleed of the heat from them.

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