Would it be worth it to buy a P4 3.2ghz Northwood or pay the $400 for a 3.4 Northwood for overclocking. I am currently overclocking my 2.8ghz P4 to 3.5Ghz and I was just wondering if a 3.4 might not be worth the extra money when overclocking. I have an Asus FX 5950 (V9980) overclocked to 560Mhz core and 1040Mhz Ram, 1GB PC 3200 Corsair overclocked to 480Mhz, a P4C800-E Delux Mobo, WD SATA 250GB HDD and a 650W PSU. I currently have a Koolance watercooling setup a 300 watt CPU cooler, 180 Watt Chipset cooler, and a 180 watt GPU cooler. I am in the process of converting 3 refridgrator compressors into vaporcooling for my chipset,CPU,GPU.
I think i have a good setup for overclocking and just need help on the Processor. If anyone has any advice that would be great.
My advice to you would be, wait for the Prescott D0 processors, they hit 4.0Ghz on air stably. The D0 steppings for the Prescott are coming out in May, but I'd wait 'til June just to make sure the old C0 stock are all gone.
Just stick with what you have right now, you wont be able to get much out of those 3.2-3.4 chips. The current Prescotts are POS and burn too hot to keep up with the current Northwood. Another generation of Prescotts that pass the 4ghz barrier with that same heat would be worth getting from what you have.
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