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Old 09-15-2006, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default P4 CPU Upgrade

Currently I have a P4 2.6GHZ 800FSB Northwood CPU. On newegg I saw a P4 3.0GHZ 800FSB Prescott OEM for $90.

If I get the Prescott will there be a significant difference?

My other specs are:

1.5GB PC3200 RAM
X800XL 256MB AGP 8x
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Old 09-15-2006, 06:33 PM   #2
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It will run hotter, the Northwoods were a cool running chip the Prescotts run at higher temps, the fan will be noisier due to the increased rpm needed for cooling.

If you have $90.00 to throw around go for it, I presume the Prescott is Skt 478 and not LGA 775, personally I'd oc the 2.6 to around 3.0, it's a relatively small oc.
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:20 PM   #3
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I can't OC because I have a Dell. Do you know if games or applications will be any faster?
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:57 PM   #4
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It wouldnt be that much of an improvement. The games might load faster but it wouldnt really be noticeable.
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