Originally Posted by NeXuS
i meant Intels
Firstly, EVERY processor gets hot. However, some get hotter then others. But this can easily
be countered. A CPU cooler can drop a processors temperatures down by at most 30C. I've personally seen it. So I know. Not to mention my last upgrade was $120 worth of cooling devices.
My point is that yes, Pentium D's do run hotter then AMD Athlon 64 X2's, HOWEVER! You can counter this with an easy installation of Artic Silver 5 thermalpaste, and a good Zalman CPU cooler, or any CPU cooler for that matter. Zalman is just notorious for cooling CPUs really well. So, yes, Intel's do run hot, but with heat comes tolerance.
Intel knows that their CPUs run hot, so they built the CPU to withstand a lot of heat. I have personal experience with this as well, I've overclocked my Pentium 4 Prescott to 3.64GHz and experienced some rather high temperatures, the maximum I reached was 76C. This is rather hot in most people's eyes, however, the Pentium 4 Prescott can withstand great amounts of heat. As can the Pentium D.
Don't let a little heat influence your decision on which processor to buy. You can make any processor just as cool as any other. It just takes a good coller to do it.