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2.5Ghz vs 3.0Ghz

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November 30, 2010 8:23:12 PM

Hello there, i have a somewhat old system but still i'm thinking upgrading my Pentium 4 2.5Ghz to a 3.0Ghz (it's the most my board can take).

Do you think it's worth it? Not in terms if price but performance. Will it be significantly better or negligible?

Thanks

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November 30, 2010 8:40:32 PM

You could just buy a better heatsink/fan and over clock :) 

It will be faster but by how much... not.. much. May as well get a new computer :) 
a c 106 à CPUs
November 30, 2010 8:49:29 PM

If you get the new cpu dirt cheap then yes and then do as he says above.
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November 30, 2010 8:50:58 PM

There isn't much difference really to be worth the upgrade, you might notice 10%-15% gain.
Anonymous
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November 30, 2010 8:53:00 PM

First of all thanks for the replies.

One last thing: do you think 30$ is expensive...?
a b à CPUs
November 30, 2010 8:56:43 PM

I managed to pick up a P4 3Ghz Northwood from computer exchange in the UK for £15 about 8 months ago, might do betted on eBay.
a b à CPUs
November 30, 2010 9:04:39 PM

30 dollars is expensive. You can get it for 10 dollars. It is how bad P4 is.
a b à CPUs
November 30, 2010 9:11:07 PM

HansVonOhain said:
30 dollars is expensive. You can get it for 10 dollars. It is how bad P4 is.


True sometimes even free.I have given away several P4 systems (about 4 of them).No Charge.
Anonymous
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November 30, 2010 9:16:15 PM

ok. thanks ppl
a c 87 à CPUs
December 1, 2010 3:11:46 AM

On the HardOCP used forum I normally see P4s go for $10-20. I don't think I'd pay $30 for one unless it comes with an awesome heatsink as well. Your talking about an extra 500MHz, or 20% increase in speed. Probably not worth it at all, more so when you consider OCing.
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