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February 22, 2007 4:58:52 PM

What would be the fastest processor I could get for this old 478 board?

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P4i65G

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February 22, 2007 5:03:01 PM

If you can find one a Northwood core 3.4ghz P4.
February 22, 2007 5:04:07 PM

3.4 is the fastest made for 478

but what you want is 2.8 533 - you can oc it up to 3.4-3.6 and they are dirt cheap

the 3.4's are really expensive - they were a few months ago when i last looked

the 3.2 is half the price and 3.0c runs 3.5-3.6 super cool - i have been running a 3.0c in shuttle since 9/03 24/7 and i am typin on it now - since it still works fine. next to me is C2D with dual x1950's -- i still use the 3.0c.

2-2-2-5 corsair at 2.5-3-3-7 2.8v
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February 22, 2007 5:08:48 PM

I don't have the board or the memory for overclocking. I have no voltage control on it, so I'm limited to merely raiding the FSB, so I don't know that I could achieve those kinds of overclocks.
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February 22, 2007 5:55:09 PM

In that case, what are you trying to get your machine to do? List your system specs and what you want to do and maybe someone knows of how to get X to be faster. Perhaps you need more ram, or a better video card. Faster CPU isn't always the answer for everything.
February 22, 2007 6:00:50 PM

I can get a 3.4 Prescott for 130 on eBay, and could probably sell my 3.0E for at least $50. Would the performance increase be worth the $80?
February 22, 2007 6:05:56 PM

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I can get a 3.4 Prescott for 130 on eBay, and could probably sell my 3.0E for at least $50. Would the performance increase be worth the $80?
Not really. :? If you could get the 3.4 to over 3.6, it would perform decently...but you'll need damn good cooling too.
February 22, 2007 6:07:16 PM

Yeah, just save your money for a C2D.
February 22, 2007 6:58:06 PM

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I don't have the board or the memory for overclocking. I have no voltage control on it, so I'm limited to merely raiding the FSB, so I don't know that I could achieve those kinds of overclocks.


If you can get a Northwood they don't really like voltage adjustments! I got my 2.8 400FSB Northwood to 3.7 perfectly stable with the stock cooler and no voltage increases. Made my emachines flyyy!
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