View Full Version : What runs hotter?

10-03-2010, 08:25 AM
Which cpu will run hotter? A 2.0ghz Celeron or a 2.4 Pentium 4?

Speedy Gonzales
10-03-2010, 08:38 AM
Probably the P4, since the celeron will also be slower

10-03-2010, 08:44 AM
will it be much hotter? I have a HP D530U which is running a 2.0 Celeron and was wondering if it would get much hotter if I stuck my spare 2.4 Pentium into it

Speedy Gonzales
10-03-2010, 08:51 AM
The other PC here has a 2.4 800 fsb CPU in it. Its probably not that hot right now. (around the mid 30's). Well, I cant see how hot it is, because the flatmate is on it. Only way to find out install it and check the BIOS, if its monitors the temp

10-03-2010, 08:53 AM
Easier way: Install EVEREST Ultimate Edition (Free Trial) or Speccy (Free!)

Test for yourself and see :)

Under load, things will be different, compared to just sitting idle in the BIOS

10-03-2010, 09:05 AM
as of right now the pc is just acting as a webserver running a forum, and also a music storage server. So probably wont make that much difference then.

10-03-2010, 11:10 AM
Yeah it'll be sitting pretty much idle all day, not sure it's worth even the time for the upgrade ;)

10-03-2010, 04:39 PM
Is it one of those small PCs where everything is crammed in tight and the cooling sucks?

If so, I wouldn't bother. The current level of cooling probably wouldn't be even enough for a Celeron. If your Pentium 4 is a Prescott I wouldn't go anywhere near it.

On the other hand though, a Pentium 4 will have better performance, and if the cooling is OK then I would say go for it.

The other question is will the motherboard support it? I've got an old Slot 1 board here in a Compaq which supports Celeron and nothing else (won't go higher than 66Mhz FSB)

10-03-2010, 04:58 PM
hmm I think I will just leave it now