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sycamorex
2007-05-22T05:51:16Z
Hi all,

I have asus P5LD2-VM motherboard (775 socket), pentium d 820, 2Gb Ram, pci-e gfx nvidia 7600gt.

This processor gets hot very quickly. People recommend changing the heatsink (from the standard one), replacing the power supply unit.

How can I keep it cool?

- i've heard about some water cooler or something (i don't know much about it)
- pci heat extractor.
-shall I install additional fans?
- what model of psu should i buy? I need a proper one: how many watts, and what other parameters are important?


Can you write some suggestions? Just anything to keep it cool. I just want to make sure everything is taken care of.

thank you
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2007-05-22T10:35:59Z
i don't think it has anything to do with the psu. just change the heat sink first. water cooling is the best way, but the most complicated
Thunder Chunks
2007-05-22T11:10:41Z
Download a small app called coretemp and that will provide an accurate reading of the temp you are actually getting..... that will then give everyone a benchmark for everyone to base their advice on.
sycamorex
2007-05-22T11:19:26Z
Which water cooler is a good choice - I don't know much about it?
sycamorex
2007-05-22T11:20:26Z
ok, i'll do it
Elsparrow
2007-05-22T11:23:39Z
A decent water cooler is normally a DIY job where you pick out all the parts, fit the tubes yourself etc, bleed it etc.

Can also work out quite expensive.

Best bet is to buy a Thermalright, Zalman or Scythe heatsink.
ice91785
2007-05-22T13:02:59Z
If you don't know much about watercooling, I would definately hold off on it for a while and research as its one of those things that if its not done right you won't have a system anymore
sycamorex
2007-05-22T13:16:07Z
I downloaded the program and when I try to run it, I get the following error:

This is not an Intel Core processor
The program will not continue
ice91785
2007-05-22T13:46:58Z
Try speedfan instead -- it does the same but you have to figure out what temps apply to what