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will an E6420 RIP up a P4 630 3.0ghz???

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April 25, 2007 6:26:40 PM

in an 945p chipset? I got a P4 630 3.0ghz cpu, and im thinking of switching to an e6420. I mostly do standard definition video-editing and light gaming on my rig...

other specs...

PENTIUM 4 (630) 3.0GHZ
ASUS P5LD2-SE
1GB RAM (1 x 1gb CORSAIR 5300/5400) thinking of adding one more stick
240gb hdd Maxtor
XFX geforce 7600gs
dvdrw
400watt psu

what else should I upgrade? but Im most interested in my original question... will an e6420 rip a p4 630 3.0ghz?

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April 25, 2007 6:51:17 PM

The E6420 would be nearly 2x as fast as the chip you currently own in single threaded apps, and the difference would be even more apparent in multi threaded applications.
April 25, 2007 6:56:06 PM

It would annihilate the living crap out of it. Does that answer your question? You can overclock them REALLY well to.
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April 25, 2007 7:00:33 PM

Yes. The E6420 is DUAL core, so you get two CPU cores and as each core is faster (much faster in video encoding) than the P4 630, you will get much better performance in video encoding, and somewhat better performance in gaming. And dual core will make your system feel more responsive under heavy load.
Overclocking the E6420 (which is easy) will make the difference even bigger.
April 25, 2007 7:13:01 PM

can I overlock it to 2.5ghz on air without repercussions? also im in florida, so will the excess heat affect the overclocking ? (yes, my AC is busted)

I plan on using the fan and heatsink I have from that p4, you see, I bought an OEM cpu. are p4 fans usable for e6420? why would you or wouldnt you recommend it...
April 25, 2007 7:17:10 PM

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can I overlock it to 2.5ghz on air without repercussions? also im in florida, so will the excess heat affect the overclocking ? (yes, my AC is busted)


No problem. You can go all the way to 3Ghz on good aircooling.

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I plan on using the fan and heatsink I have from that p4, you see, I bought an OEM cpu. are p4 fans usable for e6420? why would you or wouldnt you recommend it...


I think you can, but you really shouldn't. The coolers that came with Intels P4's are really loud. Get a aftermarket cooler with good price/performance.
April 25, 2007 7:49:50 PM

2.5 will be nothing you can probably do it at all stock settings to. I'd shoot for 3 or 3.2 which with teh Conroe core it should be east or relativly easy to hit 3.2. Just get a nice cooler. A large heatsince will help dispurse the heat even in warmer weather and make sure to have fans to keep the air circulating. I dont have AC and it was up to about 85F the other day and my idle temps went up about 3C. Ambient temps do play a roll but if you have good cooling it should be a minimal concern.
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