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So I was installing Adobe on my dad's rig and I opened up the temps,, and his
Pentium D dual core 3Ghz was 68c idle in a 67F room. When I ran stress test it went to 90c and not even full usage. I immedietly looked in his case and he also looked @ it when I told him this and basically the heatsink had soo much dust on it it was amazing. The fan was spinning but doing absolutly nothing. Nothing to cool the CPU. He had never cleaned it in 2 years, crazy!

He has a blower hes gonna clean it and were gonna check temps again. I cant wait to see what idle and load will be now. He will thank me, Ill feel good heheh,,! guru
    
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post #2 of 18
LOL, probably won't even lower temps on that thing by 5 degrees C. God, those are so hot! My gf's P4 3GHz idles at 57C. But under load, it only goes to about 65C. Doesn't matter though, it's well within spec's. Don't know about 90C though...
    
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lol i remember my friends pentium D. he won it in a competition when they first came out

But jesus they run HOT, his PC would just switch off from overheating because he was using the stock heatsink.
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post #4 of 18
Pentium D's have a much higher thermal threshold than the chips today, but definitely clean that fan out...

Gotta say though, your sig looks way too big...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sabermetrics View Post
Pentium D's have a much higher thermal threshold than the chips today, but definitely clean that fan out...

Gotta say though, your sig looks way too big...
I was going to say something, but i kept to myself.
post #6 of 18
lmao my dad's old barton core athlon would kick up to 88c on load (of course, I was pumping like 1.8v+ into it to overclock it) and it ended up being because the heatsink was PACKED with dust. I've never seen a heatsink so stuffed full of dust. cleaned it out and load temps dropped to like 7xC
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So did you and your Dad clean it yet. What are the temperatures with a clean HSF.
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post #8 of 18
i have seen hs clogged with dust and dirt to the point the fan was giving it a hair cut.
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I had same problem with my friends P4 3.0Ghz i opened ad removed the dust and temps drooped 40C form 90C to 50C
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Last year I cleaned a friend's old dell from around 2000 or so to replace a failing HDD. It must have been the first time the case had ever been opened. There was a white plastic duct over the CPU fan to bring in air from the back of the case, and the entire duct was clogged with grey dust. You really couldn't see down the length of the thing! When I dumped it out, it was a soft brick of dust about the size of a Stephen King paperback. The rest of the computer had as much dust in it spread all over.

Not surprisingly, after cleaning the computer enough to get at the HDD and then replacing it, my friend happily reported that an annoying humming/buzzing sound and smell of ozone (!!) had gone away.

Sooner or later, I'll convince him to commission me to build him a new computer on a budget.
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