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3.0 Prescott problem with heat!!

By Slappydotcom
Nov 17, 2007
  1. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    There isn't a whole lot you can do about the heat. The Prescotts were well known for the heat they produced. Don't lap (sand) the processor as it will only run a few degrees cooler and you'll void your warranty. Just accept that your processor is going to run hot.

    If you just can't live with such a beast then return it and purchase an older Northwood core P4. I have one and they run at 60-65 F at most.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/P4-Pentium-4-3-...ryZ80143QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    no one told him to lap the procceseor i sugested lapping the heatsink...
     
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Damn, my illiteracy showing again. Thanks for the correction.
     
  4. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    no problem it happens
     
  5. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    hmmmm return it, i had 7 days to return for refund ive had it for 4 days, and mailing takes too long so i wont make it in time www.newegg.com for the lose... and hmm a northwood, would that be the 2.8 Pentium 4 ?
     
  6. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    slappydotcom , all i can say is presscots are better than northwoods also did u end up laping that heatsink?
     
  7. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Prescotts are marginally better than Northwoods
     
  8. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    even by a marginn there still better =P
     
  9. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    havent lapped yet also getting a new tower asap with more fans
     
  10. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    Just Get A New Heatsink You Dont Need A New Tower!! Geeze Do Wat U Want But Im Just Saying A New Case Wont Solve Ur Problem
     
  11. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    As the post above me says, get a new heatsink. My Prescott runs at 165F on load :stickout: !
     
  12. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    changed heatsink now runs at 51-55C idle, and runs 65-70C under heavy gaming load... hmmm lapping to maybe drop it a few degrees ?
     
  13. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    your welcome for the advice....................what heatsink did you purchase?
     
  14. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    unsure of specs, a friend hooked me up, and yea thanks alot, sorry =s was rushed when i typed previous post, but thanks to all that helped.
     
  15. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    hmm do you know what company makes the heatsink????
     
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