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Ok, My last computer blew up when I tried to put a thermal probe on the cpu, so keep in mind that this is a very slap dash computer that I am trying to get the most out of, and upgrade as I go.
I have added a window fan to the case, as well as a blow hole and a front intake. The PSU have a internal fan as well as the external. I am using a Vantec Tornado for the window fan, so I'm sure you can imagine, this system is LOUD.
I'm realizing as I go that I should have paid more attention to the Heat concerns people had mentioned with the Prescott Set of CPUs, but as I said I am trying to get the most out of what I have.
This Processor heats up very quickly, hit 58/59 within a couple minutes of starting a game, and it starts to throttle back the Vcore.
So basically, I'm looking for input on how to keep this processor cool enough to OC, as well as being able to run games at the default core speed, without the Vcore dropping.
Also, I bought a stick of 512 ValueSelect Ram, PC3200 that I am not currently using. Thought my old ram wasn't going to run on this board, and it turned out that it does. So I'm using the old Ram as I have a Gig of it. I'm not sure whether I should swap out one of the slower sticks for this one or stick with the 2 for compatability?
Thanks in advance for your input!
My System
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P4 Prescott 3.0E Asus P4P800S-X Win XP Gateway VX720, Dell 
PowerCaseMouse
350W Antec My Design Generic Optical 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P4 Prescott 3.0E Asus P4P800S-X Win XP Gateway VX720, Dell 
PowerCaseMouse
350W Antec My Design Generic Optical 
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put the pc3200 in sell the old crap for some cash buy another 512 pc3200 thats wut i would do pc2100 is slow
post #3 of 3
Are you using AS5 and still getting those temps?


The cheapest way to shave temps off would be to lap your heatsink and apply AS5. That might drop it about 5-8 degrees.

Otherwise, $50 buys you a Big Typhoon. Cooling situation solved (if it fits)

As for the memory, 1 GB is better, but how PC2100 is WAY too slow. I would recomend the faster RAM if your going to OC cause otherwise, the RAM will hold you back as much as heat will.

I would say buy a Big Typhoon, sell the old RAM and use the PC3200 stick.
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