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January 19, 2006 11:30:37 PM

It's a 2.0G Northwood B....

Yes, it's normal.....
January 19, 2006 11:58:56 PM

Why it say a northwood... where that name come?
January 20, 2006 1:01:46 AM

It's a P4A northwood, notice the 100 mhz fsb, and the 512 cache.
The P4b had a 133mhz fsb.
January 20, 2006 1:06:33 AM

It's a Northwood and not a Prescott because it's not a failure.
Pop it into any i865/i875P based mobo with DDR400 and it'll run 3Ghz+ no problem.

rofl, u have a way with words wusy
January 20, 2006 1:22:03 AM

But Pentium4 got 2 model? prescott and northwood?

And i got no fan for my northbridge only a weird black plastic heatskink...
January 20, 2006 1:37:09 AM

But Pentium4 got 2 model? prescott and northwood?

And i got no fan for my northbridge only a weird black plastic heatskink...

No, absolutly not normal.. There is obviously something wrong with it.. As for the weird black plastic, not normal too... Should be silver.

I'll tell you, never..nerver open your computer case again.. you don't know what else you may discover that will make you to freak out. And don't use that CPU-z again.. Very dangerous..

No, keep on using Kazaa .. we really need some system with full of spyware and popup problems instead of a freaking normal system...
January 20, 2006 1:45:32 AM

while ur at it google porn sites just so u can get that extra bit of spyware with those pesty porn popups (weve all had em no need to lie here :) ) also, unplug ur harddrive while its spinning up and then lick the power cable, just to make sure that its getting enough juice
January 20, 2006 1:48:02 AM

Why would I need to do that???
January 20, 2006 1:57:28 AM

so you know it has the correct voltage DUH!!! jezz dont u people know anything :roll:
January 20, 2006 2:01:58 AM

I'm confused.. if you plan to reply to me. user Pat, then.. ok, but if you wanted to reply to the original poster, then choose the reply button from one of his post and go ahead..

But if you wanted to have fun with me.. well, sorry.. maybe next time ..
January 20, 2006 4:13:43 AM

I have a 2.8ghz Northwood core too O_o
January 20, 2006 4:16:28 AM

Oh and 'Warez P2P', you rock man :D 
January 20, 2006 3:23:12 PM

But Pentium4 got 2 model? prescott and northwood?
Actually, the Pentium 4 has three models, Willamette, Northwood, and Prescott. (They came out in that order.) Northwood was the best of the three.
January 20, 2006 7:30:40 PM

I've never heard of the Willamette, how is it, compared to the Prescott?
January 20, 2006 8:17:57 PM

its prescott junior. it was a pretty hot cpu back in its day, and pretty slow, but prescott has it beat pretty soundly in heat and crapiness.
January 20, 2006 8:35:33 PM

also, unplug ur harddrive while its spinning up and then lick the power cable, just to make sure that its getting enough juice

I was doing that but before removing the power cable, my friend said to stop and i could dit of it are you tricking me?
January 20, 2006 8:59:13 PM

so that means i almost died for a stupid joke?
January 20, 2006 9:04:53 PM

thats how i test all of my components... the HD needs to be spinning at full rpms so ur sure that its getting a lot of power... but i duno if listening to me is a good idea, since i am a n00b of the forums, maybe u should listen to wusy for now on
January 20, 2006 9:16:06 PM

so that means i almost died for a stupid joke?
No, of course not. Your tongue might twitch like a snakes for a few minutes though. It's a good test of tongueasity.
January 20, 2006 9:20:50 PM

Wusy tried to kill him..
January 20, 2006 9:23:00 PM

While the max normal voltage for a PSU is 12v and normally harmless, if something is wrong in the PSU, then putting someting on your tongue may actually kill you. Even 1 milliamp is enough to kill provided the sufficient voltage is there. Now, with something like 30 or more amps available in a PSU, and that there is at least at one point 120v in the PSU then this is a lot...

Please, get a multimeter.. it is safer and way smarter...
January 20, 2006 9:23:18 PM

Vets save animals, not people...
January 20, 2006 10:17:55 PM

Ugh right.. but i seen of when my case is open my cpu fan is spinning ar 2600 RPM max and when case closed, it run at 4000 RPM max why?
January 20, 2006 10:42:31 PM

so that means i almost died for a stupid joke?

Ever heard of the Darwin Awards?
January 21, 2006 12:52:44 AM

rofl i guess this post missed the huge hint of sarcasm :) ... but if ur psu worked fine it wouldnt be much worse than sticking ur tongue on a 9 volt battery
January 21, 2006 12:57:41 AM

did you ever pee on an electric fence?? Try it for fun ..
January 21, 2006 5:59:40 AM

Anyone still lick those 9V battery to test for juice?
I do that frequently just to keep me up awake during exams. [/serious]

I do know that 9v battery + women = fun :oops:  :oops:  8) :wink:
January 21, 2006 6:54:04 AM

Even 1 milliamp is enough to kill provided the sufficient voltage is there

Sorry Pat, but that is just plain wrong.
Any current below 30 milliamps is barely noticeable.
50 to 75 milliamps is what's called "hold on" current, since this level causes the muscles to lock, usually making the victim hold firmly.
Even at that level, death is rare. It only happens as a result of a heart anomoly.
Most cases of electocution are when there is a high current traveling through a primary organ, causing tissue damage. If you were to apply 600 volts through two points on your tongue, you would probably loose your tongue, but would live, though not to tell about it.
Old electricians used to test lamp sockets by licking their finger, and connecting the live and identified parts. If done right, the socket voltage will cause a current to flow through the saliva, causing it to heat, and allowing a small amount of current to travel along the skin, causing a tingling sensation. Dont try this at home though. If you are well grounded, the path to ground may be through your heart.
January 21, 2006 11:28:36 AM

I know that someone healty probably wont die, but some with heart problem coud. Maybe 1 milliamp is small, but well, let say some with sufficient voltage cand cause heart problem for those that are not aware...
January 21, 2006 5:46:30 PM

Umm... I think I saw someone on TV run 200,000 volts (Guiness world records i think) through their body and not flintch... Had some cool "Lightning" like streams coming out of her fingertips and hair...
January 21, 2006 6:25:01 PM

i think we can all agree that if u want to test ur power supply the easiest way to do it is to take it apart and just feel around
January 21, 2006 6:29:34 PM

put 200000v without any amps, and it is not bad. but let say that the same voltage got 1 mA.. and the power generated would be P=VI, or W=200000x0.001.... or 200w. 200w is enough to cause damage to sensitive tissue.

Now, thake a welding machine. you have 90 amps at the tip of the electrode. Ok, there is no voltage generated, because at this current, a 12v line would put 1080w. How long will you live in a microwave that put out 1000w?

You see, none of them alone is fatal, but it take only one in sufficient number to become hazardous.

It it like a 2 tons car running a 1 MPh. the car's weight is the amp and the speed is the voltage. When you'll feel the 2 tons car hitting you at such low speed, you'll probably have the time to move away and avoid to being crushed by the 2 tons car. Now, take a few once bullet. the small bullet is the amp. the bullet goes at 2000 MPh.. this is the voltage.. you might feel it going inside you. it may leave the major organ intact and you'll survive. But, it ma just silently go thru the heart and kill you. a few once vs a 2 tons car..
January 21, 2006 11:58:43 PM

Gee, and I thought a Pentium with plastic heatsinks was pretty funny!
January 22, 2006 12:08:05 AM

wait so ur saying that they dont use plastic to cool cpu's anymore?... maybe thats why mines overheating... do u think candle wax would help out? what if i just spit on it hourly
January 22, 2006 12:22:59 AM

First you have to lick it to see how hot it is...
January 22, 2006 12:33:17 AM

SHYT!! if i didnt could this damage my cpu????? i put some of my dogs hair on it, and it took more than 5 seconds to catch on fire... is that good or bad?? i wonder if i should consider overclocking?
January 22, 2006 6:49:31 AM

Afraid not Pat. To get only .001 amps from 200KV, requires a resistance of 200 megs. That's one large chunck of insulation. Safe.
January 23, 2006 1:28:09 PM

I've never heard of the Willamette, how is it, compared to the Prescott?
Well, Willy was the first P4 core. It was hot, it had less cache, and it had been pretty hacked from what the engineers wanted, and was the first incarnation to boot, so it left a lot to be desired. Plus it was during Intel's fight against DDR, so often it didn't have the bandwidth it needed. :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

In a lot of ways actually, Willy was like Scotty. I guess Intel went full circle there. Northy was the only real exception to P4s sucking.
January 23, 2006 1:37:17 PM

Anyone still lick those 9V battery to test for juice?
I do that frequently just to keep me up awake during exams. [/serious]
I had a friend years ago with the dumbest little dog ever. One time we were working on a model rocket and we had a 9V battery to use for ignition. Well, his dumb dog comes up, sniffing around, so he holds the battery out for the dog to sniff. When the nose made contact, ZAP. Did the dog learn? Hell no. It got so mad that it kept trying to bite the battery. Each time it'd get itself zapped on the tongue. Zap - yelp. Zap - yelp. Zap - yelp.

Damn dog kept going at it until the battery wore out. We'd have tried to stop it except that: 1) that dog was too worked up and snapping to put a hand anywhere near that battery, and 2) it was too damn funny to stop laughing long enough to try. Fortunately for the dog it was a cheap arse battery that'd been fairly well used already, or else it might have gone on four hours instead of minutes.
January 23, 2006 3:31:12 PM

Here's a tip to everyone... just because you don't know about it.. doesnt make it weird or abnormal...

as for the dog.... silly. hehehehehe

I used to bet people 5 bucks in Electronics class I could touch an active jacob's ladder.

I'd make sure i stood on a rubber mat on the floor and only touch one of the contacts..... created a weird buzzing feeling in my finger tip and thats it. got the 5 bucks everytime. they'd think i'd fry myself.

although i did warn them not to do that themselves and NEVER.. EVER.. touch both contactsof a jacobs ladder at the same time..
January 23, 2006 5:06:16 PM

Heh heh. In small engines class back in high school we had cut-away 4-cycle single-cylinder enging with a crank so that you could turn the crank and watch parts move. But it was made from a working engine. So the spark plug still zapped.

One day we had everyone hold hands while one person held the spark plug cable and another turned the crank. That was fun. Zzzzaaaap! All in a row. I think the last person in the series got it the worst, but I could be wrong. And whenever some damn fool was dumb enough to walk by the shop our chain would run after them and give them a pat. Zap! He he he.
January 23, 2006 9:10:03 PM

great but now im getting another overheat problem. When im at idle with case closed, i get 41 celcius. When i run games it goes to 65 and my computer shutdown. Its a bad air flow?
January 23, 2006 10:04:24 PM

sigh another stupid thread by the same noob who asked if oc to 20ghz was possible
January 23, 2006 10:42:44 PM

It sounds like an airflow issue.
You say your case has 5 fans. Did it come that way stock or did you add some?
Is this problem new?
Have you done any mods just before the heat/crash issue?

FYI, I have a P4 northwood that idles 32-35c. I have to push it really hard to hit 40. This is using the stock Intel cooler. System/case temps run 30-35.
January 24, 2006 12:56:42 AM

i got 4 now i removed 1

PCI - AGP fan: added.
CPU fan: stock
GPU fan: stock.
SPSU: stock.
Big desktop fan: Removed.
January 24, 2006 1:02:54 AM

Humm, did not see that post..
January 24, 2006 1:05:25 AM

Humm, did not see that post..

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