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August 10, 2003 2:21:04 AM

Well, I'm starting to learn a lot more thanks to these forums but answer me this....

When a Pentium 4 2.4 GHZ is reffered to as a 2.4C, what does the C designate. Thanks

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August 10, 2003 2:22:32 AM

a= 400mhz bus

B= 533mhz bus

c= 800mhz bus

If i put my k6 in a Ferrari it would be faster than your your pentium 4 or Athlon XP :tongue:
August 10, 2003 2:23:46 AM

basically a higher bus speed yeilds a better memory bandwith and therefore a faster computer...

a 2.4c performs on par if not better than a 2.66B

If i put my k6 in a Ferrari it would be faster than your your pentium 4 or Athlon XP :tongue:
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August 10, 2003 2:24:20 AM

Thats one heck of a Cpu if you OC.
August 10, 2003 2:28:46 AM

Great, thanks for the quick replies.

So if I have a P4 2.6 with an 865G chipset it is referred to as a 2.6C? How is the 2.6C do with overclocking?
August 10, 2003 2:31:11 AM

Make sure it has 2.6C All C's are 800 Fsb.
August 10, 2003 2:33:23 AM

Thats not a bad Cpu for Ocing.
August 10, 2003 2:33:46 AM

How soon before you buy?
August 10, 2003 2:42:20 AM

Actually I've already bought it and am using it, just wanting to learn more about it
August 10, 2003 2:47:25 AM

No, I just used the 2.4c as an example. I have a 2.6C currently
August 10, 2003 2:56:28 AM

Nice I have 2.4c with IS7 Mobo. What Mobo are you using/
August 10, 2003 3:05:10 AM

Now your getting a little beyond my knowledge, but I'll give it a shot. According to this program called AIDA that I downloaded i have an ASUS P4SD-VX if that makes any sense at all. I didn't build the computer myself, its a Sony VAIO. ALthough I think I'll build the next one with all the info available here and elsewhere.
August 10, 2003 3:07:00 AM

Does that support 865 chipset?
August 10, 2003 3:14:40 AM

It must, because I have the 865G chipset according to all the research I've done. I have the Springdale chipset which runs at 800 FSB
August 10, 2003 3:16:42 AM

Are you going to OC your Cpu?
August 10, 2003 3:17:12 AM

What are you using for Ram?
August 10, 2003 3:29:37 AM

OC'ing is a little beyond my knowledge at this point.
RAM is 512mb PC-2700 DDR
August 10, 2003 3:42:33 AM

Wow PC 2700 for P4 2.6C. Everthing I've read you need at least PC 3200 to support 865 mobos.
August 10, 2003 3:45:49 AM

That memory seems out of sync with the CPU's FSB capacity!
Something is not making exact sense.

The loving are the daring!
August 10, 2003 3:48:04 AM

Ya how did Sony get PC 2700 to work with 2.6C?
August 10, 2003 3:55:42 AM

In addition, all "C" variant Pentium4s have hyperthreading enabled.

<b><font color=blue>Logic over all.</font color=blue></b>
August 10, 2003 4:12:08 AM

i can't beleive i forgot to say that!

the board is automatically running a memory divider...

If i put my k6 in a Ferrari it would be faster than your your pentium 4 or Athlon XP :tongue:
August 11, 2003 12:55:15 AM

Now you all have me really confused! All I know is that it is a P4 2.6 w/HT and 512mb pc2700 ram with an 865g chipset. It says so right on the sticker attached to the side of the computer:) 
August 11, 2003 1:16:33 AM

HEre is what the AIDA program says about my motherboard...

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 63-0400-000001-00101111-052403-SPDALE_G$MOHR1026
Motherboard Name Unknown

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 200 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 800 MHz
Bandwidth 6400 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 160 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 320 MHz
Bandwidth 2560 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s
August 11, 2003 1:19:47 AM

And some more info from AIDA...

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
Computer Name FRANCESCA
User Name Zach
Logon Domain FRANCESCA

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4HT, 2600 MHz (3.25 x 800)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale-G i865G
System Memory 503 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (05/24/03)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics 2
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (3242363)
August 11, 2003 1:46:53 AM

i dunno what you are confused about...looking at the aida program you can clearly see that your fsb is running asynchronous to your memory speed...hence i say you are running a divider...

If i put my k6 in a Ferrari it would be faster than your your pentium 4 or Athlon XP :tongue: