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Prescott or Northwood

Poll Results: 2.4 Ghz Prescott or Northwood

 
  • 72% (8)
    Prescott
  • 27% (3)
    Northwood
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post #1 of 12
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Hi

Im going to get a P4 3.4 Ghz s478 CPU.
My mobo doesnt allow me to up the vcore but allows me to change FSB.
Which of these 2 processor will give me better OVERCLOCK @default voltage.
Whats the difference beteween these 2 cpu.


Thanks

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post #2 of 12
1mb L2 gives you better performance. Usually you could get to about 3.8 with a 3.4 on stock voltage. If you get the Prescott, make sure you get a good cooler cause they run hot.
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post #3 of 12
3.4GHz northy's are rare and probably are a rip off, i would get the prescott, there stronger, allow for SSE3, and if you get the 3.4E, yea, 3.8ish on stock vcore is possible depending on temps and mobo chipset.
    
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post #4 of 12
Well the max that most Northwoods will run is about 3.6 Ghz. or so. the Prescott will run hot but I agree with not2bad that you could probably get it to about 3.8 on stock voltage. Have you considered getting a new motherboard that will allow you to adjust voltages and use it with your current P4.
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by YeaBaby
Well the max that most Northwoods will run is about 3.6 Ghz. or so. the Prescott will run hot but I agree with not2bad that you could probably get it to about 3.8 on stock voltage. Have you considered getting a new motherboard that will allow you to adjust voltages and use it with your current P4.
I will need to buy a new heatsink and a mobo.
Im going to sell my 2.8 and get some money then add 100-150$ and get the 3.4
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post #6 of 12
prescott. Northwoods are good up until 3.0 Ghz (generally)
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grosmechantloup
I will need to buy a new heatsink and a mobo.
Im going to sell my 2.8 and get some money then add 100-150$ and get the 3.4

Cool, well if you go for the Prescott get the 600 series over the 500 series as they have double the L2 cache and cost about the same.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by YeaBaby
Cool, well if you go for the Prescott get the 600 series over the 500 series as they have double the L2 cache and cost about the same.
600 series don't come in S478...
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post #9 of 12
Well I have a Northwood...and i can tell you one thing...it SUCKS for basically everything!
I have no experience with prescott, but if I were you...if you want to overclock I would DEFINATLY get an AMD mobile processor, because they stay nice and cool, and stay stable when you overclock them!
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post #10 of 12
i have a 2.0 northwood im about to overclock, ill get a prescott later down the road, but i dont have the cash to spare at the moment. ill just run this thing at 3.0 maybe higher.
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