Would it reduce the heat?
The stock 3.06Ghz HT CPU is in there now.
To get the temperature of the power brick down, I repaired it first (overheating had caused some blown solder then a blown on-board fuse) then used some simple heatsink paste to bridge the gaps between the shielding and the casing. Inside there are several layers of board, shielding, shielding then plastic casing. Bridging the many layers with non-conductive heat-sink paste brings the heat out and spreads the heat out. The pack runs about 20 centigrade cooler, and it's a very easy fix.
you can add up in your head, how the processor drawing less power, makes the brick run *even cooler* than it did after the mod. And here's the numbers:
The energy meter says 35 watts at idle (with the screen blanked)
And 50 watts when in use, about 48 if the screen is turned down in brightness.
This compares favourably with about 65 watts with the other processor SL6WK loaded.
So 15 watts less power = cooler brick. Although if someone with a comparable brick had not done the process of the heatsink paste mod, they might not know the difference!
Without power supply mod it goes from lava hot at 65watts and remains flaming hot at 50watts. The brick simply dissipates heat horribly without the addition of paste. To experience i.e. 'see' the benefit without a thermal gun, it's also necessary to do the heatsink paste mod. And it's as easy as swapping the CPU so I put it here for reference.
No point in making a whole new thread. Someone will find it with google or whatever the next search engine to come along. Who knows how long the other forum where I put it will be there? What I'm finding is looking for three-year old or more posts, bios mods, etc is difficult because it was put in only one place.
Anyway if it irritates you just don't read it.
Dragging you back to the main point, do you know why it posts as a 3.2 ghz then runs in windows as a 1.6ghz? Is there something with the OS that needs to be done? Or is it a BSEL1 and BSEL0 mod that is necessary?
Do you know why it posts as a 3.2 ghz then runs in windows as a 1.6ghz?
RightMark CPU shows the cpu is running at half, 1600mhz, and never goes above that.