Pentium 4 530 Cooling problems

tomr23

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hi all
im about to buy a P4 530 3.0ghz and put it on an I915G Asus board (P5GDC-V-Deluxe). Is the case fan and standard cooling that come with the cpu enough? I keep reading how damn hot these chips run. And i'll be using ddr2 4200 ram with a pci-express gfx card. The case im interested in also has a little side slot for allowing some extra air in over the cpu area i belevie (antec slk1650).

any advice appreciated. i almost went athlon 64 3200, but having always had Intel in the past I'd rather stick with them.
 

Crashman

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If you'd rather stick with Intel, you'd be better off using older technology: A P4 3.0C (Northwood core) is a superior processor to the 3.0E (Prescott core) or equivalent 530. And the 3.0C is Socket 478, ie, older technology.

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mozzartusm

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If your buying this CPU, dont get the 915 chipset. You will be much better off getting the 925XE. The ASUS P5AD2-E-Premium is the board to get.

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Ballistix PC5300@DDR2 780
ATI Radeon X800XL
TT 680W PSU
 

endyen

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For the same amount of money, you can get an A64 3200 system. The A64 would be much better in 90% of progs, run cooler, and OC like a banshee.
People who know hardware are avoiding Intel right now, due to poor performance, and major heat issues.
Since s939 is the only platform for desktop , that will migrate to multi- core chips, well that's another plus.
Being an x86 chip with 64 bit capabilities is also nice.