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Joel
02-09-04, 09:11 AM
Don't know.

Just saw this 2.8GHz Prescott core P4 with 800MHz FSB and HT + 1mb l2 cache for $185...free shipping...
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=19-116-174&depa=0

Wonder how they OC..

Hey, can someone name a few popular boards that support prescott?

Brk
02-09-04, 11:12 AM
I would SERIOUSLY wait on Prescott until the Socket 775 version comes out.

Joel
02-09-04, 11:22 AM
Here's the thing. If I were going to buy a P4 system now and the prescott OEM is the same price as the retail northwood, wouldn't you go with it?

Brk
02-09-04, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by sludge
Here's the thing. If I were going to buy a P4 system now and the prescott OEM is the same price as the retail northwood, wouldn't you go with it?

Nope. It's OEM for one...a huge no-no when buying CPUs. You want the full warranty of a retail chip, especially if you're going to overclock it. Secondly, I would discourage anyone from upgrading any time in the next couple of months.

Joel
02-09-04, 11:40 AM
Aye.

The 2.4Ghz C Northwood looks pretty good...

SLK
02-09-04, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by Burke
You want the full warranty of a retail chip, especially if you're going to overclock it


Then your the one who gets mad at people who overclocks and fries their cpu. Then RMAs it.:rolleyes:

opmharley
02-09-04, 04:43 PM
AMD all the way... well If you have to upgrade now then I'd take that or if you just got the cash laying around. The 64bit is what u want

Brk
02-09-04, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by SLK
Then your the one who gets mad at people who overclocks and fries their cpu. Then RMAs it.:rolleyes:

I don't have a problem with overclocking; but I DO have a problem with someone going insane trying to overclock and then ****ing up their CPU and then trying to return it for a refund or replacement, because then they come in here and start whining about it.

Joel
02-09-04, 05:39 PM
I was asking for my bro'.

He's building a P4 rig. I've tried and tried again but can't seem to get the 800MHz FSB out of his head:rolleyes: . Oh well...

nepenthe
02-09-04, 11:43 PM
Brent and YOSC posted some excellent links regarding the Prescott chips. At this time, at equal clocks, the Prescott with its 31 step pipeline is slower that the 20 step of the Northwood.

Brent
02-09-04, 11:50 PM
http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=136218

and published today: http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NTg3

YeOldeStonecat
02-10-04, 07:04 AM
Originally posted by sludge
I was asking for my bro'.

He's building a P4 rig. I've tried and tried again but can't seem to get the 800MHz FSB out of his head:rolleyes: . Oh well...

What's wrong with wanting the 800 FSB? It's darned fast...and HT is pretty impressive.

Joel
02-10-04, 08:53 AM
There isn't anything wrong with it...I'm just an AMD guy.

Yes, 800MHz FSB OCed to 1000MHz looks good to him, as it should. And the 3000MHz frequency...Nothing wrong...

Dunster
02-10-04, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by Burke
... Secondly, I would discourage anyone from upgrading any time in the next couple of months.

Why do you say that, Burke? What do you forcast?

Brk
02-10-04, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Dunster
Why do you say that, Burke? What do you forcast?

Because the REAL Prescotts won't be out for a couple of months. The current crop of Prescott chips are still Socket 478. The new ones use the new Socket 775.

knightmare
02-12-04, 01:00 AM
Burke is right, that chip for 185$ caught my eye, then i saw the last 4 reviews by people who bought it, they were displeased, and for one thing the longer pipeline hurt the performance, even with 1mb cache. Maybe if you have about 5 applications running at one time, etc., but honestly how many people run that many diff applications at one time? That 2.8 chip is for show, wait till some real ones come out, that are stable.