hyperthreading = hyperheat (CPU at 100%)

Gerry Rough
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Tjreuter posted to a thread recently that he was having heat and loudness problems when running HT. I had that very same problem and found my answer quite by accident. My P4 3.2 rig was under my desk and poorly ventilated (the back of my dek reaches 3/4 of the way down to the floor). Sure enough, when I put my hand down to check what was getting into the intake, the air was coming right back from the exhaust fan. Folks, we are talking serious recycled heat here!! The answer? I decided not to givce up on HT and buy a cheap $20 4" fan off the net. That little puppy did the trick: it points right to the intake and gives it the room temp air it needs and then some, while blowing the exhast air away from the intake. I've gone back to single thread and now I am hyperthreading again per someone elses advice.

If you are hyperthreading, make sure your rig is well ventilated: these HT rigs are putting out the heat like space shuttle boosters.

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hyperthreading = hyperheat (CPU at 100%)

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If you are hyperthreading, make sure your rig is well ventilated: these HT rigs are putting out the heat like space shuttle boosters.


You don't need a HT capable CPU for that. ALL CPUs can roast a piglet if you let them have a go at it long enough.

But by just giving them enough cooling through extra fans (case fans, table fans, CPU fans), plus cleaning the inside of your case once in a while (get rid of the dust build up, both in the case and in the fans and heatsinks), you make sure your computer won't overheat.

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The P4 (Prescott Core) is

Message 25372 in response to message 25371

The P4 (Prescott Core) is known to be literally a BBQ grill, it needs extensive cooling like no other CPU available on the market...

Michael Roycraft
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RE: The P4 (Prescott Core)

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The P4 (Prescott Core) is known to be literally a BBQ grill, it needs extensive cooling like no other CPU available on the market...

Significant contribution to Global Warming. :-{

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I thought that I would drop a

I thought that I would drop a line as I was curious how other kept their PC's from catching fire. I went with a liquid cooled system from www.Koolance.com Yes I dropped like 300 bucks but the payoff was significant. I can have my P4 3.4 GHz running dual threads at 100 percent for days and the coolant temp never gets above 95 degrees(Meaning at the chip itself its around 98 degrees f). I also added a front side bus liquid cooler and even with that heat added to the liquid system everything stayed the same temp. When the system is idle the coolant temp is around 78 degrees f and the chip itself around 82 degrees f. Its just a suggestion if u can afford it but these water cooled systems are not all hype. They really do work. I also have a couple case fans going because 1 downside of the system is that while the CPU and FSB stay cool, the air inside the tower remains stagnant because the fans are shifted away to a closed off section of the case. I learned this the hard way when I cooked a few capacitors on my last motherboard by not adding 2 $10 case fans. --Xirtion.

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