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    Question Pentium D Temps

    Hey guys, heres my System...
    Pentium D 830 3ghz
    Zalman 9500 cpu cooler
    Intel D955 mobo
    2gb ddr2
    raid 1
    6600gt 256mb

    My question is my temps are...
    Processor 40 Idle 58 load
    Zone 1 34
    Zone 2 27


    Are these temps ok, or should i try another method of cooling?
    Thanks in advance :)

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    Default Re: Pentium D Temps

    The load is a little higher than I prefer, but it could be worse, especially with a Prescott. I don't know how good your airflow is, but it's likely that it's not good enough.

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    Default Re: Pentium D Temps

    Thankyou for such a quick response...

    I currently have a 120mm fan intake
    a 120mm fan exhaust
    and a 80mm fan blowhole.

    The power supply is a plug n power, and that also has a 120mm fan.

    i aslo use AS5. any other ideas would be great.
    What would be the temps i should look to aim for?

    Thanks again :)

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    Default Re: Pentium D Temps

    That's probably enough airflow. AS5 is good, too, though it's quite possible that you did a bad job applying it.

    Personally, I like my load temps in the low 50s or even in the 40s, but high 50s isn't all that bad for a Prescott. As long as it doesn't throttle back or crash, I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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    Default Re: Pentium D Temps

    Judging by your case temps, you probably shouldn't expect any better than that from a Prescott (D) unless you've got an aftermarket cooler on it.

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    Default Re: Pentium D Temps

    Thanks for all your input.
    I have read that AS5 needs time to "settle in", is this true? and if so how long and what sort of drop in temp should i expect?
    If the CPU is throttling back how do i tell?

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    Default Re: Pentium D Temps

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne76
    I have read that AS5 needs time to "settle in", is this true? and if so how long and what sort of drop in temp should i expect?
    If the CPU is throttling back how do i tell?
    Yes; about two weeks. Don't leave it on 24/7 or anything near it during that time. Only a few degrees, and it's really hard to tell unless you have constant ambient temperatures, which is rarely the case.

    You cant tell if the CPU throttles by using pretty much any software program that tells you your CPU speed, as long as it updates in real-time. SiSoft SANDRA, CPU-Z, AIDA32, Intel's utility, and a number of utilities that come with certain motherboards should all work (though I'm not positive on all of them). Your Prescott won't be throttling if it's only at 50c.

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    Default Re: Pentium D Temps

    Thanks for all your replys.
    AS5... Apply a small blob? Or apply the same blob, and spread with credit card? I have read up and people are 50/50 on this subject. The AS5 website does say apply about a rice grain amount, and not to spread.
    What do you guys think? and have you had any experiences with either method?

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    Default Re: Pentium D Temps

    The method of applications depends on the processor size, which might explain why people are 50/50 on the subject. My suggestion is you follow the instructions on the web site to the letter. They've worked quite well for me.

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    Default Re: Pentium D Temps

    I decided to get a new case, the Thermaltake Armour. here is a pic of it.
    Do you think ducting could help my cause?

    I will try the other method of applying the paste next time i re-seat the cpu, i will let you know what changes if anything.

    Thanks
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