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I have one of these and put a better stock heatsink with High CFM fan on it and it still gets to about 75*C in the first few minutes of priming....

Is this typical for this processor? I aquire it from a friend and was thinking of Adding an extra (simple) water loop that I have and possibly selling it... as a system.. OoooooR Kepping it!lol
Edited by Mastiffman - 6/10/11 at 9:52am
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post #2 of 26
Yeah, thats about all they are good at, producing heat.
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Yea Pentium D's just make heat. Its pretty much 2 P4's stacked on top of each other if i remember right...
    
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You are correct. I still use a PD in another rig and under load it seems to like it hot.
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post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post
Yea Pentium D's just make heat. Its pretty much 2 P4's stacked on top of each other if i remember right...


That's exactly what it is.
post #6 of 26
Yeah, they're really, really hot. It's two Prescott (or Cedar Mill) cores on one package.

But why would you waste your water cooling components on such a cheap, weak CPU? You're going to put a couple hundred dollars of cooling on a ~$30 CPU. Use that Rad/Block/pump on something worthy.
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post #7 of 26
Most Netbursts (Pentium 4, Pentium D, some Celerons) in general usually ran warm, especially Williamettes (the oldest/slowest ones) and more so Prescotts (the later ones). Northwoods weren't as bad, and Cedar Mill was Prescotts temperature solution (at least the single core Pentium 4 Cedar Mills ran pretty cool), but you have a Prescott, and two of them. That's about the worst combination. So, yes, the heat is probably normal.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 6/10/11 at 9:40am
post #8 of 26
lol... yah... they produce a ton of heat... but they can take it too... i have run one at over 100C and it was just fine afterwards... i think the 840s are the hottest chip i have ever used, but i love t none the less

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post #9 of 26
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lol... yah... they produce a ton of heat... but they can take it too... i have run one at over 100C and it was just fine afterwards... i think the 840s are the hottest chip i have ever used, but i love t none the less

EDIT: welcome to the flaming CPU club BTW


I loved my 840 extreme edition for awhile, till I tried to play Red Faction Guerrilla with a gtx 570 and a pentium 840 (only difference in the extreme was Hyper Threading... big deal) and it was lag ville when I was trying to blow up a building...
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I loved my 840 extreme edition for awhile, till I tried to play Red Faction Guerrilla with a gtx 570 and a pentium 840 (only difference in the extreme was Hyper Threading... big deal) and it was lag ville when I was trying to blow up a building...
lol... i put tri-SLI 470s on this bad boy once and managed to average 40FPS in crisys on medium its was amazing!!!
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