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Ok gurus...Here's my question...And please keep in mind I am not swapping mobos just processors...

Would it be worth it to go from the Prescott 3.6g to the e6700 2.6g...?

Would I be able to OC this 2.6 up abit while maintaning better temps then that damn PresHOT I currently have...

But $318 bones and loosing 1g, I'm hopeing I can make up some or all of that with a good OC...

Thanks in advance for your help...
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Originally Posted by wannabe_OC View Post
Ok gurus...Here's my question...And please keep in mind I am not swapping mobos just processors...

Would it be worth it to go from the Prescott 3.6g to the e6700 2.6g...?

Would I be able to OC this 2.6 up abit while maintaning better temps then that damn PresHOT I currently have...

But $318 bones and loosing 1g, I'm hopeing I can make up some or all of that with a good OC...

Thanks in advance for your help...
Does your board support C2D?

And yes an e6700 would destroy a Prescott at everything.

Edit> Your board does not support C2D.
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e6700 pwns a p4.

Its like a ferrari vs a snail.

EDIT: Your board does not support C2D.
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I don't believe your board supports it, even though its the same socket.

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...eo3-V&class=mb

If thats not the exact board I'm sure you can find it there somewhere. The chipset to support it was like 945 and after or something, I'm not 100% sure on which.
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Here's my board and I don't see it accepting the c2d either...

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...eo3-F&class=mb

Now to find a Processor that will fit...Thanks for the help...
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if you dont' swap cpus, there's no real point.

i had a p4 prescott, at 3.0 it got super hot. i even put a zalman on it. and the zalman dropped the temps more than 10 degrees, but it was still super hot.

it was super hot and it performed no where near this e6600

you should just spend a little more than get a new cpu & mobo
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if you dont' swap cpus, there's no real point.

i had a p4 prescott, at 3.0 it got super hot. i even put a zalman on it. and the zalman dropped the temps more than 10 degrees, but it was still super hot.

it was super hot and it performed no where near this e6600

you should just spend a little more than get a new cpu & mobo

And Ram and GFX, unless you wanna get crazy and stupid like me.

My board supports C2D, DDR and AGP.
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Lol are you crazy? OFC the E6700 will be ''worth it'' compared to anything P4. You aren't losing 1ghz. P4 is 6ops/cycle C2D is 12ops/cycle so a 2.6Ghz C2d is like a 5.2Ghz P4...

Get a E6300 and a MSI 965P Neo-F for the same price as one E6700. Clock that sucker to 2.5 Ghz and watch it poop all over anything. You'll notice everything runs like butter. You'll get some performance gain in games too.
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post #9 of 30
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And Ram and GFX, unless you wanna get crazy and stupid like me.

My board supports C2D, DDR and AGP.
Ya, I really don't want to swap out everything jsut the CPU...

Would a Cedar Mill 3.2 (granted it's really cheap) be worth it for say another year or so...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116003

I know it's kinda a pita just to drop temps alil more...
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You are wasting your money on the P4's might as well just use your pressy until you're ready to go C2D.
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