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I want to upgrade heatsink


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l0st.en.Drago

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:) So this is my first post. Great! Hi Geeks2Go! OK-- I'm thinking about overclocking but the new systool won't install on my computer. It's in Alpa stages.. So I know to be safe I should upgrade my heatsink to something to keep it cooler.

I have the Intel Pentium D 940 CPU and it runs kind of hot out the box. I don't want to spend $150 on one either. Any good suggestions? Thanks!
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Neil Jones

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Upgrading the heatsink and fan won't do anything about the software not running.
How hot is your Pentium D processor actually running? This information is usually available in the BIOS (under a section either entitled "Health Status" or "Hardware Monitor") that you get into by pressing F1, F2, Del, F10 or some other combination while the machine counts memory and finds the drives.
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Processor Temp 91c
Internal Temp 45c
Remote Temp 41c

As I said: HOT.
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Is that load or Idle temps?
If that's idle temps I suggest you turn off your computer immediately.
In all fairness, Pentium D's are already hot enough as it is, overclocking them isn't advisable unless you want to spend ~60$ on cooling.
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That's when I boot up. Yeah-- I learned about the Pentium D after I already bought it. So what is a good heatsink then? For around $60..
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Please do not do anything demanding on that PC, turning it on alone is a major risk
I'm not familiar with any sites in Mexico, can you please give me some or one?
I really don't think your current heatsink is mounted properly....
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I've builted the computer myself. I've also just checked to make sure that it's connected correctly. I'm American but I live in Mexico. I'd buy it online, and have it shipped to my PMB in United States.
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ARe you sure you put the correct amount of thermal paste on the cpu (ie not too much/too little)?
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Before purchasing a heatsink, I suggest you do the following
  • Remove the stock heatsink
  • Clean the existing Thermal paste of both the CPU and heatsink.
  • Apply new paste to the CPU
  • Remount the heatsink

See if this will resolve your issues.
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