We conducted the temperature measurements using a Chieftec chassis, model DX-01W (Dragon series), which is widely available and allows for good ventilation.
In order to measure the chassis temperature, we placed a thermal diode at the center of the system. An Intel D925XECV2 was used.In order to avoid sources of error, we updated the latest BIOS version (CV92510A.86A.0338, October 15, 2004).
We picked a GeForce 6800GT graphics card, since hardly any ambitious user would buy a high-end motherboard and processor in order to install an average graphics card.
We used a digital-multi-meter in order to measure the chassis temperature.
The temperature zones 1 and 2 were defined by Intel. In addition to that, we used our sensor.
This is the BIOS version we used.
- The Heat Can Cause Intel's P4 To Throttle And Damage Over Time
- The First Step: Buying The Processor
- Intel's Specs Say The Chassis Temperature Max. Is 38°
- Step Two: System Setup
- Software Used
- Measurement One: Intel Boxed Cooler And Original Thermal Pad
- Measurement Two: An Intel Boxed Cooler And A Standard Thermal Compound