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oh yes. Does a Northwood really needs to be 400MHz faster than the Prescott to compete? I am NOT planing on playing games or use it for heavy jobs. I want it for just watching the anime I download and ofcourse to download games anime movies and all the etc. I have problem with heat because it will be a 24/7 PC and I do not wan it to run hot all day. my RIPieces prescott would hit 83C on full load and 60+ idle.
    
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When Intel switched from Northwood to Prescott it was during the time that Intel's marketing was heavily influenced by the idea that "GHz sells". They achieved higher clocks by a combination of their 90nm technology and extending the CPU’s command pipeline.

In some applications Northwood cores would appear slightly faster. To compensate for the longer pipeline of the Prescott Intel introduced SSE3 to assist in multimedia applications and increased the cache sizes. The disadvantage with larger caches, which offer faster access to instructions and data than conventional main memory, is that the power dissipation of the chip rises.

What does this mean to the end user?

Not much really, from all the benchmarks I saw at the time of Prescott's release there wasn't any real difference between the two cores. Various review websites compared Northwood and Prescott cores at the same clock speed in a number of different applications and the difference between the two was never usually more than 1 or 2 seconds when encodeing video. In many applications the differences were in micro seconds.

I hope you find the above information useful. I just wanted to slap down any myths that have previously been posted by member's claiming one is significantly better than the other.
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You can't imagine how usefull your post was. Looked around a bit too and seems that each can be a little better in different thigns but the difference if too little. I guess since Northwood is cooler I probably will go with it.
    
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