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post #1 of 5
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Hey all,

I'm kinda new to this whole overclocking business but I'm very interested in it. However I think to really push my system I need to decrease my temperatures a little. My normal temp is around 40C, and when on full load it's about 52C.

I recently OC'ed from 2.8ghz to around 3.3ghz and I have started to test it running Prime95, and I've noticed that while running it my temp has stabled at around 62C. I feel I could get more than 3.3ghz but is my temp hindering me? Is it too high?

If so, how can I improve it? I recently purchased the Zalman CNPS7500 so I don't think it's due to that. If people could give me any sort of advice I would really appreciate it.

Thanks
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post #2 of 5
The pentium D's need more cooling than core 2's by far. Get a better cooler. Your load temps should never hit 60. Try closer to mid 50's as a max.

Here is a good cooler for that chip. Little spendy but the best air money cab buy right now!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001
post #3 of 5
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Hmm, is there anything else I could improve/upgrade to that would lower temps apart from changing the fan?
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250GB SAMSUNG SP2504C Windows XP 1280 x 1024 (32bit, 75Hz) 
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Intel Pentium D 820 ASRock 775Dual-VSTA nVidia GeForce 7300LE 1x1024MB/266Mhz 
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post #4 of 5
You can try lapping the surface of the cpu and/or hsf. That's basically sanding down the surface so that there are no gaps in the metal, so heat transfers through better.

Here are some guides:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-air-coo...=lapping+guide

and

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/15897-...-p4s-a64s.html
post #5 of 5
or remove the ihs alltogether. be carefull with it though, you dont want to hurt your cores.
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