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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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  1. If you can find one a Northwood core 3.4ghz P4.
  2. 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
  3. 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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    That's what I have now. I was just curious as to how much faster my system could go. Apparently, I'm pretty much at it's performance ceiling.
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    What would be the fastest processor I could get for this old 478 board?

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P4i65G
    Simple answer. You linked to the mobo's page....look wayyyyyy over to the left..There's a tab labelled CPU Support List .
  6. 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.
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    What would be the fastest processor I could get for this old 478 board?

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P4i65G
    Simple answer. You linked to the mobo's page....look wayyyyyy over to the left..There's a tab labelled CPU Support List .
    Well damn, didn't even see that. Thanks.
  8. 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?
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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.
  10. Yeah, just save your money for a C2D.
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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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