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Aopen MP45-DR CPU Woes - Advice Needed

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by axer, 10 Sep 2009.

  1. axer

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 2,880

    Location: Iwade, Kent

    Hi Guys,

    My HTPC is currently an Aopen MP45-DR which on the most part rocks. I have this hooked up to my network where I stream all my blu-ray rips.

    I noticed the other day that on some 'intensive' blu-ray rips CPU load is considerably higher than on most of the other rips which is resulting in higher CPU temps and thus the CPU fan speeds up which is makes a little bit of an irritating whine.

    My current CPU is a P8600. I'm considering replacing this with a T9800 as it has a faster clock speed, my wishful thinking is that due to the extra grunt of the CPU, hopefully temps will not rise as much resulting in no whiney CPU fan.

    What concerns me though is that the Thermal Design Power is +10W for the T9800, does this matter at all?
     
  2. Monkeynut

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Nov 2007

    Posts: 6,521

    Location: Cheshire

    It means it'll get hotter and use more power. is it possible to cool down the case generally more? For example, if the northbridge is getting hot and heating up the CPU can you cool it down better?
     
  3. axer

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 2,880

    Location: Iwade, Kent

    Its a very compact unit with no additional space for cooling unfortunately.

    The 'VID Voltage Range' on the T9800 is lower than that of the P8600, will that make any positive difference?
     
  4. killer_uk

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: 12 Mar 2003

    Posts: 4,070

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Not really, the T9800 will be hotter;

    P8600 TDP - 25w
    T9800 TDP - 35w
     
  5. axer

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 2,880

    Location: Iwade, Kent

    I've already mentioned this killer_uk - read up ;)