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Intel Pentium 4 Prescott costs just $70

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How about a cheap folding machine or file server :

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US CPU prices today look realistic even compared to the mainland China consumer market.
The cheapest Core 2 Duo 6300 clocked at 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor retail will cost only $183 retail. This boy can be heavily overclocked even with air cooling, some say to 2.6GHz or beyond.

But compared to other deals this is ultra expensive. You can get an Intel Celeron D 326 Prescott 2.53GHz LGA 775 for $47 only. This baby will be significantly slower but it is a quarter the price of a Core 2 Duo
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36548
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$70 for a nuclear reactor? Not bad...
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$70 for a nuclear reactor? Not bad...


LOL!!!
    
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Doesnt that Chip also OC pretty well ?
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Doesnt that Chip also OC pretty well ?
The Prescott? Pretty much guaranteed to hit 4GHz+ on air.
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with the right revision..

Usally only E0's hit 4.0.
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with the right revision..

Usally only E0's hit 4.0.
I have the N0 revision.
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Ya, but there isn't a huge performance increase when you OC it.
    
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Pretty much all Celeron D CPUs are great for overclocking. Most Cedar Mill score 4.50ghz and more, and the one with the x25 multi can easily hit 5.0ghz.

Here's my pre-Conroe CPU, the Celeron D:

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Nasgul, what was your Super Pi with that thing at 4.2ghz?
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