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upgrading from p4 northy1.8@2.3
a.celeron 335 2.8
b.celeron d 3.06
c.p4 2.6 secondhand possibly 800mhz fps and ht if available

tight budget about $135cad
processor will be run on ECS PM 800-m2

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post #2 of 16
The Celeron "D" 2.8 will overclock to ~3.4GHz.

Hyperthreading will do nothing for gaming and the internet and the higher clock speed of the Celeron "D" will help out considerably in gaming.
It will be quite a bit faster than the old Northwood but be certain that you do not try and use the Northwood 1.8 heatsink/fan assembly on the Celeron "D" Prescott.

The 2.6C will make it to ~3.2ghz on that mainboard. I have worked with more than a few processors on that same board. That motherboard does not have dual channel capabilities so you will not make use of the 800MHz fsb strap to memory anyway.

I say the 2.8 Celeron "D" given your requirements.

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330 D will hit 3.8ghz + Trust me i know
    
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I would go with the Pentium 4 (celerons are crippled Pentium 4's). I have that exact CPU (Northwood 2.6ghz 800FSB HT) and I have it at 3.15ghz stable, and can go further but not with stock cooling (load 53C). The HT helps a lot when you are multitasking (running virus scan while browsing web while chatting online while converting videos).
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post #6 of 16
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330 D will hit 3.8ghz + Trust me i know
Not on that board. That board does not have the adjustments in voltage or pci/agp locks.

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Not on that board. That board does not have the adjustments in voltage or pci/agp locks.

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post #8 of 16
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It will be quite a bit faster than the old Northwood but be certain that you do not try and use the Northwood 1.8 heatsink/fan assembly on the Celeron "D" Prescott.
have asus star ice and 4xw80mm case fans plus 1x120mm my case passes wind like no other

thanks for the input the celeron 335 sounds good and its well priced thx for help
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post #9 of 16
well unless you are completely sure. i would say dump the intel interely and go for an AMD. you can get awesome semprons for under 100$ that run way faster than intels
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post #10 of 16
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I was considering that but i dont have the money for a new mobo and everything maybe later on when i decide to do a complete upgrade
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