Keeping Cool When Power Consumed Tops 150 Watts at 4.1 GHz, Continued
Graphical representation of linear temperature as power consumption increases
From the same datasheet, you can also observe that this CPU can accept input voltages ranging from 1.2 to 1.4 V. These voltage levels, however, can actually vary within the same series of CPUs; actual values for the CPU in hand are stored in ROM on the chip, and aren't specified on the packaging or in the Spec numbers.
No exact information can be found on the box: only the maximum input voltage of 1.4 V is printed.
The lower the standard voltage of a CPU, the lower its resulting power consumption and cooling requirements.
It's necessary to jump a few hurdles to access the CPU registers and read the actual voltage levels they contain.
A lower CPU voltage level generally indicates a higher-quality CPU. That's because the transistors require less voltage to change states, which also substantially raises the chances of attaining high clock rates.
The CPU we purchased for testing shows an internal voltage setting of 1.3375 V.
The voltage level you see on your Pentium D 805 must be the same or lower for you to attain the same overclocking result we achieved or do better.
Of course, we would like to keep the cost down as much as possible.
We have no idea where the best bang for the buck will be. For us a stable system is more important than blazing speed. Thus, the HP's worked fine for what we originally got them for; it’s just that our graphics and video production software are forcing upgrades in speed and power.
The D850 chip sounds incredible and the power supply we already have to get will handle overclocking that chip. It even sounds like that chip will work in the existing mobo if we can find a way to change the clock speed from inside windows instead of from the BIOS. HP BIOS does not allow adjusting the clock speed in the BIOS but can't BIOS just be changed as well; isn't it just an EPROM?
Anyway, even if we opt for changing out the mobo for another case compatible Asus mobo, we still have to answer the question of which board and chip combination will give us the most stable service for the least cost.
Any ideas that might help us plan the most appropriate upgrade and the least cost?
With the price of components that you need to make this run stable, and the amount of electricity that this would use, a cheap Core 2 and motherboard and DDR2 memory would cost you less in the long run.
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200
Kingston DDR2 2x2GB 800MHz
This should cost less than $200.
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