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Intel Northwood P4 2.4 512/533

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I just inherited an older P4.

I was thinking of making this a 3rd machine for a home theater machine and perhaps tinkering with OC'ing it.


Can anyone suggest some parts for the project? I'd like to keep it as inexpensive as possible but with quality parts enough to be able to make it snappy =).

I'm mainly looking for a mobo/ram/heatsink&fan combo.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 9
I'm a bit off topic here, but that's a great OCing CPU.

For the fan I recommend two options:
- Arctic Freezer Pro 64 - around 16$
- BigTyphoon - around 30$

For the mobo and ram I'll let the others, since I'm no Intel guy (yet)
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umm 478 or 775
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Socket 478... sorry lol forgot to mention!
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umm 478 or 775
FSB 533 duh...
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post #6 of 9
they both have 533 procs plus i dont know those procs at all
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post #7 of 9
Actually there were no Northwoods at all in 775, there were celerons with socket 775, whatever.

I think an Abit IC7 should be a good choice. There was once upon a time someone called MjrTom around OCN who was a real guru in sk 478 overclocking. Search his official sk 478 OCing thread for info in regards to mobos and all that.
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I was looking through his thread earlier. Finding one of those is going to be interesting LOL
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post #9 of 9
I have a 2.4A that runs 3.1ghz on my Asus P4800c mobo. good cpu's...and cheap too.
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