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Upgrading from 1.6 to 2.6

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July 7, 2003 7:45:59 PM

I am considering upgrading my p4 1.6 to the max of 2.6. It is based on the 845 chipset 400mhz fsb. I have two questions, one do I need a more powerful power supply? The on I have now is 300 watts. Two, will I see any performance gained? I have 512mb ddr sdram, Radeon 9700 pro.

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July 8, 2003 5:38:27 AM

The 2.4C is the best bang for the buck. There is no point buying a <b>2.6GhzB</b>. Because, sooner than later u will feel the need to upgrade ur mobo and RAM. So buy the best chip out ther now so that when u upgrade ur mobo and RAM, u'll be future proof for a while :smile:

And definitely, u do need a bigger/better power supply. Fortron, Antec, Enermax are all good. Get one with at least 400W.

EDIT: U need a bigger/better Power Supply only if u getting a P42.4C. U also need one if ur existing one is giving u probs, i hope thats not the case though. :smile:

me says: If it was not for <b><font color=red>C</font color=red></b>, we wud be using <font color=blue><b>BASI, PASAL & OBOL</font color=blue></b>
<b>slvr_phoenix</b> says: But I'd still be using Python. :-p<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by theMASK on 07/08/03 11:44 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 8, 2003 5:49:38 AM

2.60B does not exist.
The 2.60 is a 400MHz FSB cpu
The 2.66 is a 533MHz FSB cpu
The 2.60C is a 800MHz FSB cpu

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July 8, 2003 6:08:59 AM

If your current P4 1.6 has 256KB of L2 cache it is built using the 0.18 micron Willimette core. It uses approximatly 61 Watts of power.
If your current P4 1.6 has 512KB of L2 cache it is built using the 0.13 micron Northwood core. It uses approximatly 47 Watts of power.
Now by upgrading to a 2.60 P4 with a 400MHz FSB you have two options. If you get an older C1 stepping 2.60 P4 it will use approximatly 63 Watts of power. If you get the latest D1 stepping 2.60 P4 is only uses 35 Watts of power which is 26W lower than a 1.60 Willy core and 12W lower that a 1.60 Northwood core.
In the end it doesn't really matter which core revision of the 2.60 P4 you get because I have just shown you that your 300W power supply will be ok with your proposed cpu upgrade.
As for a performance upgrade your cpu benchmark should improve by 25 to 30% and your 3D benchmark scores should increase by 10%.

Link to cpu <A HREF="http://processorfinder.intel.com/scripts/list.asp?ProcF..." target="_new">specs</A>.
The D1 stepping spec code for the 2.60 P4 is SL6WZ.

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July 8, 2003 6:22:05 AM

heya zyprd...
honest mistake... i didn't bother much to check if there was anything like a 2.6B. Anyways, tnx for providing the compact Power Consumtion list there. I was wrong about that too. I just thot since he has a 9700Pro, he better upgraded his PSU as well with the new CPU.

me says: If it was not for <b><font color=red>C</font color=red></b>, we wud be using <font color=blue><b>BASI, PASAL & OBOL</font color=blue></b>
<b>slvr_phoenix</b> says: But I'd still be using Python. :-p
July 8, 2003 10:49:09 AM

in response to: zpyrd

He said 2.6 which in most poeples estimation is close enough, anything beyond that is a waste of time, and is largely irellevant.

What was the point of nitpicking on the .06Hz of the CPU?

Its rediculous to nitpick like that.

XeeN<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by XeeNRecoiL on 07/09/03 08:27 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 8, 2003 10:55:36 AM

heya theMask;

There is a 2.6b you are correct, Zyprd was just nitpicking on the .06Hz you left out, and quite frankly it was out of line on his part.

Personally i wouldnt listen to any of his BS.

XeeN<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by XeenRecoil on 07/09/03 08:29 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 8, 2003 12:04:28 PM

The actually is a 2.60ghz 400mhz socket 478 processor. That is the fastest one according to intel.com. Thanks for all the help guys!
July 8, 2003 1:19:28 PM

*Post Deleted*
Further research proved there was infact a p4 2.6Ghz w/400FSB.
*Post Deleted*

XeeN

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by XeenRecoil on 07/09/03 08:32 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 8, 2003 7:22:52 PM

heya xeen,
tnx for the info :smile: .

me says: If it was not for <b><font color=red>C</font color=red></b>, we wud be using <font color=blue><b>BASI, PASAL & OBOL</font color=blue></b>
<b>slvr_phoenix</b> says: But I'd still be using Python. :-p
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July 8, 2003 10:44:45 PM

Wrong, there are 2.50 and 2.60GHz 400 bus processors, Tom's has even tested them. They are just harder to find.

He says his board only supports 400 bus, which eliminates the 2.66.

<i>[Edit] I just noticed the later post pointed out the 2.60 as well</i>

<font color=blue>Watts mean squat if you don't have quality!</font color=blue><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Crashman on 07/08/03 06:50 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 9, 2003 4:26:38 AM

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erm your information didnt seem right to me so i went and double checked.

The last P4 w/400FSB was at 2.4Ghz.

He said 2.6 which in most poeples estimation is close enough, anything beyond that is a waste of time, and is largely irellevant.

Perhaps you should double check your information before correcting someone.

What was the point of nitpicking on the .06Hz of the CPU?

Its rediculous to nitpick like that.

Where did you come from?
Please click on the hyperlink in my original thread.
It provides spec information on all the P4 processors Intel has released to retail and oem.
After you have triple checked your information I would like you to correct the slandering posts you made about me.

Here I'll even narrow the search down for you.
<A HREF="http://processorfinder.intel.com/scripts/list.asp?ProcF..." target="_new">Link</A> to 400 and 800MHz FSB 2.60GHz P4 Processors.
<A HREF="http://processorfinder.intel.com/scripts/list.asp?ProcF..." target="_new">Link</A> to 533MHz FSB 2.66GHz Processors.

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July 9, 2003 12:24:46 PM

heya Zpyrd;

You are half right so i will remove the part i am wrong about, and you are correct on...i am man enough to admit when im wrong, how about you?

Oh and the part about nitpicking isnt slandering its true, and i refuse to delete it.
However the rest of the posts will be modified.

XeeN<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by XeenRecoil on 07/09/03 08:37 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 9, 2003 12:52:48 PM

What mobo/chipset exactly are you running? If you're only on a 845E, chances are you won't be able to run the new 800Mhz FSB chips.

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July 9, 2003 2:12:38 PM

Thanks for all the help guys. We can conside this one closed.
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