my pc started out with a 2.66 p4 i overclocked it to 3.0 with a copper heat sink and it constantly runs under 95 degrees even in games like far cry i was told to watch temp. but have had no trouble
I want to say "thanks" to everyone here regarding your assistance on some posts as I get set to build my first system. I always get such good info on this forum.
The system below I'll be building with a standard P4 heatsink and fan -- but I have full intention to OC the cpu patiently. I have read the my ECS mobo has a "weak overclock ability of 132MHz max", which is fine by me. What I'd like to know is should I go ahead and put a better heatsink and fan in there since I hope to edge my 2.8 P4 up to the 3.2 range? Suggestions? Thanks!
I'll be throwing together the following system -- a system only to tinker and learn as you can see from its older parts.
-DiabloTek Phantom Gamer Case (case fan on side) model 8868-B ATX Mid-Tower
-ECS L4VXA2 mobo (VIA P4x400/VT8235 chipset)
-2.8 GHz P4 478 533fsb 512K
-1.0 GB PC2700 RAM
-BFG 6600 GT OC 128mb AGP (requires extra dongle)
-single drive: CD-RW/DVD-ROM
-40GB HD 5400rpm
(a Fortron Source 300W ATX12v with dual +12v @ 15.5V will power this)