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April 7, 2007, 12:19 pm
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My self-built system has a 3.0GHz P4 Prescott S478 installed and has
always been a major headache on the heat issue using the standard
Intel heatsink and fan. My mobo is an Abit IS7-E2 (a medium spec
mobo as I don't do gaming/overclocking etc).
Typical idle temps were 50-51C and when it was given some work to do
would quickly rise to 65-69C. Consequently, the fan was running flat
out at 3000-3500 rpm all the time. Alarm bells and fan noise were two
Several days ago I bought a new Scythe Samurai Rev B heatsink from
Quiet-PC in the UK and installed it immediately. Cost: 19.99 sterling.
The new heatsink installed easy-peazy using the 478 clips provided.
The Scythe heatsink comes with a highly polished copper base.
The difference is amazing.
My CPU idle temps are now down to about 40C and only rise to 51-54C
when working hard. Thus the fan is turned down to about 550rpm using
SpeedFan giving me a much cooler system and quieter operation.
(I am not connected in any way with Quiet-PC or Scythe).
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