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P4 Dilemma, Which to keep.

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I have a P4 Northwood, 3.oghz with HT, and a 3.2 Prescott with HT, but I only have one working set up, both are socket 478, Which one should I keep.

I heard a few good things about the northwood core, as well as the prescott cores. I am currently running the Prescott.

Which processor would be more fun to play with, can the northwood OC as high as this prescott or higher?

Which one offers better performance stock, whice one better OV clocked.

I have a pretty decent cooling set up going, its all air thoough, using a Zalman, copper fan thingy.

Which chip would you use and why, is all I wanna know.
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I would use the prescott because its newer with newer technology and i like their overclocking capabilities
    
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correct me if im wrong but i believe the pressy has more cache so id go with that. But if you want to OC i think the less cache the cooler it will be, but id still just use the pressy and OC it.

-GILL-

EDIT: Ah dam suthern kid beat me to it, you meanie
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Go with the prescott... double cache, SSE3, smaller die, lower voltage. I don't see any reason to pick a northwood over it.
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wow i thought the northy was newer. i know the prescotts are hotter.. thought it was the 90nm vs the 65.. all well i guess ya learn new stuff.. what i would suggest is .. benchmark em both.. switch em out.. see what the max oc you can get out of both of em are and then run some test.. sisoft and 3dmark will give you a good idea of which chip would be best for ya
    
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