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system specs:
p4 1.8a Northwood @ 2.3g vcore= 1.48 fsb=128x18 512k
ECS PM800-m2 mobo
512 samsung pc3200 @ 210mhz
HIS Radeon 9250 128mb(hopefully upgraded soon to a 9800pro)
4x80mm case fans
1x120mm case fan
asus star ice cpu cooler
icute 301 case

My problem is I can get a rock solid oc at 2.3 but any higher and it is ok for awhile but then becomes unstable after about 30min @ 50% cpu usage. Is this the highest I can expect to get with cheap/older components
my cpu temp is good with 25c idle & 34c full load with 128mhz fsb

My comp performs ok at the moment but im wodering if there is anyway to improve without buying new components???? I play cs 1.6 and get 95fps constant with developer 1 and all my rates set with an average of 0-30ms
Would i benefit from an upgrade to a Intel CeleronD 335 2.8G S478 533Mhz 256K enough to make the $$90cad worth while??? i have a pretty restricted buget.I know celerons have a reputation for being **** but its what i can afford. Or would i be better off trying to pick up a p4 2.6-2.8 off ebay or somewhere else? or should i buy new video card insted Most i can afford to spend on a processor about $130
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR OCING FURTHER OR UPGRADING APRECIATED thx

btw these forums kick ass!!!!
 

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id upgrade
 

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can you recomend something in particular? processor needs upgrading for sure whats best the p4 2.6 or celeron 3.0??
computer is used primarily for cs and web browsing as i said before celerons have a bad rep but the newer ones seem to be getting better?
 

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sure, 1st of all what is your cpu socket?
 

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iv decided to go for a celeron D 2.8 considering my low buget hopefully ill get about 3.4 from it considering cooling isisnt an issue
 

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yes thats what i would have reccomended. you wouldnt have gotten much if you bought another p4. D is basically your only choice
 
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