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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Namrac
Alright... I ran it for about 3 hours, but my temps worried me (56* C) So I shut it off.
Your Celeron "D" is a Prescott Processor. Download:

CPU-Z
http://www.cpuid.org/cpuz.php


and run it. What is the Processor Stepping? Three hours running prime95 and 56C is not a bad showing for a Prescott and I would think that you are using the D(0) stepping which is a cooler stepping than the C(0) stepping.

Prescott processors dissapate more than 50 Watts above a Northwood processor so one expects a higher thermal envelope. As a matter of a fact, Intel uses a technique called "Strained Silicon Process" which not only improves the transistor performance but also allows a higher thermal envelope. You have no worry running that processor at 56C full load.

As a matter of a fact, Pentium 4E (Prescott) processors run close to that level on idle (stock heatsink/fan) due to their four times larger cache.

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post #12 of 17
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It's a Northwood, not Prescott... and I already have CPU-z. Stepping is 9, apparently.
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My error, sorry.

That's a fairly good overclock then. Does your bios allow for a CPU voltage raise and PCI/AGP lock? You are fine with a 56C load on that Northy.

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post #14 of 17
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Nope. Only option I could find was my FSB.
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No reason to shut off. When I game i reach those temperatures with the stock cooling. Unless celerons are different...which I think they are!
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Alright, sorry to keep dragging this topic up, but I ran Prime95's Torture Test from 6 PM last night to 6:45 this morning. Everything looked alright. Oddly, though, temps never got above 51* C... even though I've got a slightly higher OC than I did when I got 56* after just a few hours. Anyone know why this is? My case is open, so I guess its possible that the colder night air affected it... oh well. It's at 27* now, according to SpeedFan, with just it and FireFox open.
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thats beautiful...glad to hear it

you're folding rig is better than your celly lol...you should use it
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