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Best processor for socket 478?

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January 7, 2007 8:33:08 PM

hey everyone...im using a pentium 4 2.4 Ghz but i dont know which processor would be the best replace ment....any help VERY much appreciated!

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January 7, 2007 8:40:53 PM

1) The "best" processor made for Socket 478 was the Gallatin-core P4 Extreme Edition.

2) We can't help you until you give us the specifications of your system.

3) Regardless of what your current computer is, I think most people will tell you to save your money for a new system.
January 7, 2007 8:45:57 PM

alright thanks alot...im kind of a newbie...

Motherboar is a Seanix 8IG1000MK

im using a Radeon X1600 Pro AGP

1.5 gigs of DDR RAM

the rest is probly pointless in saying
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January 7, 2007 8:50:33 PM

If you want better gaming a Radeon X1950PRO would help more than a new CPU. But in the long run, you should look at a new system.
January 7, 2007 9:17:50 PM

Like someone said, the Gallatin EEs are the "best," but it's not quite worth it. Prescotts run really hot. Northwoods are 130nm, but I'd say they're the best of the bunch, but with a little less performance.
January 7, 2007 9:24:55 PM

wow u guys have been a great help...and yes i am in it for the gaming experience :)  i will be looking into a new system....but i gotta get some money first :( 
January 7, 2007 10:01:03 PM

Then just save that money, Is better to get a new system than keep wasting money on a system that will still die in less than a year.

BTW Gallatin performed quite good, but they are kinda pricey on ebay :( 
January 8, 2007 11:13:25 PM

yeah...hmm...i think i will....or OC this one if i can....but i really dont think i can
January 8, 2007 11:26:36 PM

If you have a Dell, Gateway, eMachines or any other OEM pc you WONT be able to overclock.

Also, if you overclock, then make sure you dont go to high since pentiums 4 get hot real fast
January 8, 2007 11:54:00 PM

I highly doubt the uber "Seanix" mobo can be overclocked. I know it is one badass piece of PCB and copper trace but the world wasn't ready for the fury it could have unleashed with it's wicked FSB's and fully unlocked multipliers.
January 9, 2007 12:07:08 AM

Well the highest is the best 3.4 but those are too expensive better running a 3.2 at 3.6-3.7ghz it would evern break a sweet! Or get a 3.0e they are all over the place cheap -- they run 3.5 easy.

all 3.0-3.4ghz p4's run to 3.8-4.2ghz - need a good chipset and and a good cpu cooler.

if u do not have overclocking 3.2 is good chip the 3.4 are hard to find and expensive. the 3.0 is the best value
January 9, 2007 12:08:26 AM

im sorry but i didnt understand much of that :(  i tried changing some frequencies in BIOX but it always led to the spped being 1.6Ghz :?
January 9, 2007 1:00:13 AM

I might buy a new cooler for my 3.06 Northwood. I have it at just over 3.2Ghz and temps are still nearly at what they are at stock speed but I'm not going to bother pushing it to 3.4 or 3.5 until I get a better cooler for it. I got it for free, so if it burns out I'll buy a new one off of Ebay and play some more, :) 
January 9, 2007 1:06:55 AM

alright thanks a ton guys...i guess im actually just gunna save for a ew system
January 9, 2007 1:38:05 AM

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alright thanks a ton guys...i guess im actually just gunna save for a ew system


In the end a much better choice, unless you're like me and don't mind sinking a little money into a system just for fun.
January 9, 2007 1:40:21 AM

i wish i had spare money....im 15....working only 10hours a week.....not much pay....gunna be a while before i can get a new system :( 
January 9, 2007 1:43:16 AM

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i wish i had spare money....im 15....working only 10hours a week.....not much pay....gunna be a while before i can get a new system :( 


Ha, you're talking to one broke college kid. I work hardly more than 10 hours a week, sometimes less. I'm about to start selling random stuff on ebay for cash.

anyone interested in an 8" Gandalf bobble head, NRFB? lol.
January 9, 2007 5:36:56 AM

hahaha wow...nice
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