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wanting to get a new P4 478pin and would like to keep it around 250 US$.
any suggestions.
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best in your price range. you'll love the 1Mb L2 cache since you're on 512k now... E series are normally good overclockers if you can tame the heat,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116172
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whats the difference between northwood and prescott?
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main difference is that northwoods have 512k L2 cache, prescott has 1Mb. i think that's the main difference...i think...
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prescotts seem to OC better too...
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I recommend that you upgrade to a new socket.. the LGA775
for example,
get this Asus P5P board (which you can still use your GFX card, and then later upgrade to a presler dual core) and then get the intel 630.
Little overbuget, but will get you a good OC and some upgrade-ability.
    
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Ya the major difference is the 1mb of cache on the prescott and 512kb on the northwood like Tobuk said. Lemme tell you a little story too before you go and buy the fastest one you can.

I have a 3.2 prescott, and a little while back, I thought it would be a good idea to get a 3.4 prescott. Then I could give my 3.2 to my gf, and have the 3.4 for me. I was practically salivating to pop that 3.4 in and let it rip.

Well it kind of backfired. First off, this particular 3.4 runs hotter than my 3.2 at the same voltage. Also, with both processors, I can reach about 3.85-3.9 GHz with my xp-90c heatsink. So, I didn't get any more speed from the 3.4 which basically means, the 3.2 gave me the same speed PLUS the fsb was higher at that speed than the 3.4. So in a nutshell, the 3.4 was a downgrade . I almost wonder if I had a 3.0, if I could still reach that same 3.85GHz, and have the fsb of course higher than on my 3.2, giving me better performance than I have now. The moral of the story is, depending on circumstances, the fastest processor isn't always the better one.

This of course would depend on the situation. Maybe if I had some ultra extreme cooling, then I could have ran the 3.4 higher and it may have been worth it. But with the cooling I have, the 3.2 is better cause I can have like 240fsb instead of 220.
    
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Ya the major difference is the 1mb of cache on the prescott and 512kb on the northwood like Tobuk said. Lemme tell you a little story too before you go and buy the fastest one you can.

I have a 3.2 prescott, and a little while back, I thought it would be a good idea to get a 3.4 prescott. Then I could give my 3.2 to my gf, and have the 3.4 for me. I was practically salivating to pop that 3.4 in and let it rip.

Well it kind of backfired. First off, this particular 3.4 runs hotter than my 3.2 at the same voltage. Also, with both processors, I can reach about 3.85-3.9 GHz with my xp-90c heatsink. So, I didn't get any more speed from the 3.4 which basically means, the 3.2 gave me the same speed PLUS the fsb was higher at that speed than the 3.4. So in a nutshell, the 3.4 was a downgrade . I almost wonder if I had a 3.0, if I could still reach that same 3.85GHz, and have the fsb of course higher than on my 3.2, giving me better performance than I have now. The moral of the story is, depending on circumstances, the fastest processor isn't always the better one.

This of course would depend on the situation. Maybe if I had some ultra extreme cooling, then I could have ran the 3.4 higher and it may have been worth it. But with the cooling I have, the 3.2 is better cause I can have like 240fsb instead of 220.
Hi Roscoe Mcgurk,

I see you have a XP-90C on your P4. What temps are you seeing with the P4 3.2 when you overclock?? And what are your room temps, if you don't mind me asking?? I''m thinking of buying an XP-90 (Alum version because of weight) and wanted to know if it's worth it..

Sorrying Ptorgen for being off- topic.

Thanks in advance, :-)
post #10 of 14
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well i wasnt really gonna do that i had seen that the 3.4's are noticabley higher than the 3.2 and im not payin 100 bucks for 200Mhz when i can oc that easily. i was more lookin at instruction set and stuff, and cache
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