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September 23, 2011 2:06:13 AM

HI:) 
i am upgrading my server that i built out of an old dimension 2400. the cpu is bottlenecking. sooo, which would be better for my money? the 3.2 ghz northwood or the 3.4 ghz northwood? i need as much performance as possible, but is it worth an extra $20?

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September 23, 2011 5:12:52 PM

id go for it. its a %7 bump in speed. it might just help it last longer.
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September 23, 2011 5:29:29 PM

Yes, the 3.4GHz will handle things slightly easier, meaning slightly less wear over time compared to the 3.2GHz although its a small difference as stated
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September 23, 2011 5:50:11 PM

TheinsanegamerN said:
HI:) 
i am upgrading my server that i built out of an old dimension 2400. the cpu is bottlenecking. sooo, which would be better for my money? the 3.2 ghz northwood or the 3.4 ghz northwood? i need as much performance as possible, but is it worth an extra $20?


Will either 3.2 or 3.4 meet your needs?

If not, you will have spent too much.

Today, I don't think I would spend much on a system that is several generations old unless it will still completely do the job.

What is your current cpu?
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September 24, 2011 11:22:19 PM

geofelt said:
Will either 3.2 or 3.4 meet your needs?

If not, you will have spent too much.

Today, I don't think I would spend much on a system that is several generations old unless it will still completely do the job.

What is your current cpu?


the current cpu is a pentium 4 2.4/512/533. i am happy with current performance for lan parties (110 fps in empire at war, 35 fps in battlefront) either one would be good, but it would be $11 for the 3.2 ghz model, versus $40 for the 3.4. as it is a very old system, i don't think it is worth it to upgrade an extra $30........
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September 25, 2011 6:58:38 AM

TheinsanegamerN said:
the current cpu is a pentium 4 2.4/512/533. i am happy with current performance for lan parties (110 fps in empire at war, 35 fps in battlefront) either one would be good, but it would be $11 for the 3.2 ghz model, versus $40 for the 3.4. as it is a very old system, i don't think it is worth it to upgrade an extra $30........


No, it is not worth $30 extra for 200mhz on any system, let a alone a P4. And increasing the price by a factor of 4? You won't even notice the difference.
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September 25, 2011 7:40:34 PM

FALC0N said:
No, it is not worth $30 extra for 200mhz on any system, let a alone a P4. And increasing the price by a factor of 4? You won't even notice the difference.


sounds good, i am ordering the 3.2 tonight, and as a special bonus, my ram wil now run at 400 mhz, double win! thanks everyone
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September 25, 2011 7:41:07 PM

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