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as title says how should i cool it?
its s478 and has to be cheap. doesnt have to be a 24\\7 slution.
what should i do with it?
    
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how to cool p4, u choose...

Just get a cheap cooler from Newegg if you're not going to overclock.
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as title says how should i cool it?
its s478 and has to be cheap. doesnt have to be a 24\\7 slution.
what should i do with it?
First of all, what's your CPU and what temps are you running at? Your cooling might already be decent.
I'm running a p4 as well (sig rig) so I might be able to help. Check out the p4/d & celeron/d owners' thread (also in my sig) if you have more questions, you might find some answers there.
Edited by Hyoketsu - 3/12/11 at 3:48am
     
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i dont want to just get a cooler ( and would be second hand )
i dont want to run it 24/7. its slow as a snail trying to pull a truck.

i just want to. experiment. on it.. not sure what to try

yes if i can proably overclock it, but yeah

its a p4 2.8ghz single core ( No HT ) also got a cele s478 2.6ghz dual ( not sure if HT or 2 cores. ) but faily slow haha no need for them, already have 2 laptops ( one missing screen ) and sigrig....
    
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was thinking a bong cooler ( see sticky ) but would also have to make a cpu heatsink of somesort. ( links? idears? )

or a cheap ghetto dice pot? ( pretty much all set out exept for mouting. little iffy how to mount it properly )
    
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You forgot to list the idle/load temps.

First of all - periodic maintenance. Blowing away dust is essential. If you're running with factory-applied thermal grease/thermal pad, you might want to change that to a decent aftermarket grease.
I'm doing just that and I don't need any aftermarket fans, even with such an overclock. I think you should be able to get away without buying any of those either.
     
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You forgot to list the idle/load temps.

First of all - periodic maintenance. Blowing away dust is essential. If you're running with factory-applied thermal grease/thermal pad, you might want to change that to a decent aftermarket grease.
I'm doing just that and I don't need any aftermarket fans, even with such an overclock. I think you should be able to get away without buying any of those either.
you forgot to read?
the idle/load temps are bareable.. like 50 - 60 load or something maby more.. havnt tested...

i just want to have a play around with differnt ways to cool a computer.
i could get a 2nd hand TRUE or something like that for $20 - $30 and custom mount it on their. but dont really want to at this stage.
    
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Ah, well, if you just want to experiment and try out unique ways of cooling you CPU, look at threads where people show off their watercooling/dice/ln2/phase change set-ups. If you don't want to go to such extremes, try out a basic caseless set-up. Of course, measure the temps first - if you don't know your exact current temps, how in the nine hells are you going to know the effectiveness of your new cooling solutions?
In regards to air cooling, I guess you could try out scythe katana 3. Since several people are recommending it in the p4 owners' thread, I guess it cools our ancient rigs quite decently. If you don't want to go caseless, you could try improving the airflow of your current case, e.g. add intake/exhaust fans, do some cable management; heck, you could try modding the case if you got the skills and the tools.
However, these are just my suggestions.
If you want to experiment with cooling solutions, asking others to choose for you is pointless. Choose the solution that appeals to you the most yourself and go for it. Learning on such trial-and-error basis is the most fun and rewarding after all. There's a gold mine's worth of information in OCN, just use the search function and keep your eyes peeled.
     
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post #9 of 15
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mmmm yeah dont mind caseless. ran my sigrig for... atleast a few months caseless

and yeah ik, but not really pointless just asking for suggestions which to chose..
i dont have enough money to drop on a phase as much as i would love one.
    
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P4? Cool it by tossing it in the ocean. You would be doing yourself a favor.


Honestly even suiciding it wouldn't be worth the money you would need to have any fun at all.
Edited by Live_free - 3/13/11 at 3:11am
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