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Originally Posted by Roxter
lol i would agree. dont get a new motherboard for your socket 478 chip. buy a new chip altogether. if you are a gamer then for sure go for an AMD though, not an intel. another plus about going for an AMD is that they are suposed to be cutting the prices this April so, if i were you, i'd go for the opteron series as that is what i am doing. IMO an opteron 165 socket 939 would be pretty nice as they overclock well, but are also dual-core, and by the summer they will have started programming games for dualcore. just my ten cents hope it helped out
they actually just jacked up the prices for opterons, as they want people to buy the chips they designed for home PCs (athlon)
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Well I have a 2.4 Northy too..but I've been told I won't be able to get past 2.8 because of my stepping? Heres a CPU-Z screenshot. With XP-90 and Panaflo92mm cooling how much do you think I could do? HS is arriving any day! I'd like to hear any comments about this CPU, and i hope I can at least push 3GHZ.
That looks like a 2.4B.

It's 2.4As and 2.4Bs that overclock well. Ahh... I see that the 2.4C has less multi... I'd surely like some of that. My multi is 18, and that doesn't give me high FSB. But it sure does give me nice overclock! w00t!
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That looks like a 2.4B.

It's 2.4As and 2.4Bs that overclock well. Ahh... I see that the 2.4C has less multi... I'd surely like some of that. My multi is 18, and that doesn't give me high FSB. But it sure does give me nice overclock! w00t!
The C's generally OC higer than the B's.

@ Kopi, you don't have a good stepping, the Cx isn't a good stepping at all (really it's one of the worst ) but you can still probably hit 3+GHz, though Not2Bad is correct, you don't have the greatest motherboard.
    
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Good to hear, all i was looking for was 3GhZ. Thanks guys, quick replies! 4 in 20 minutes is awesome. I'll let you know how I do. Coudl you explain what exactly stepping is?
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Kopi, in a motherboard close to you and our almost exact specifications, I'm running at 3.06GHz right now! On a 1:1 CPU/RAM Ratio! Stepping, if I am right, is like a "batch" or "model" and I guess they get worked on/looked at just to make some minor changed. Im not tauting, but I have a 2.4A with the best stepping and goodies. It's kind of easy to come by one.

Watch your voltage, by the way! And Safe Overclocking!

EDIT: Was looking for the right word, and I found it! A revision of the CPU = Stepping in my mind.
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Thanks Shenangngnaniningnnignan. I'll let you guys know how it goes...still waiting for my HSF
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I dinked around on the 2.4c today and got it a little bit higher, this chip is awsome!!!!

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You're revision is different along with your stepping, but I hope i can reach that! Is that your max? Your multiplier is also 12, mine is 18
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The 2.4A is a poor performer with high pipeline and no HT vs a 2.4C with lower pipeline and HT. The 2.4C is a far better processor both in terms of overclocking and in terms of actual usage. The 1MB cache of the 2.4A is completely castrated by the 31 stage pipeline running below 4GHz+ and in almost all cases tick for tick will lose out to the 2.4C at the same frequency (overclocked or not) until 4.0Ghz+ is reached and not many 2.4's make past ~3.4 - 3.6GHz.

There are exceptions to any rule and so yes, there are a "few" 2.4A's that can make 4.0GHz but still they will not have HT.

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What about the Celeron 2.4?

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