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January 14, 2004 10:21:45 PM

Now i know the prescott P4 or P5 (whichever it will be) will have an 800MHz (200x4) bus. I read somewhere that the celeron version of the prescott will use 533MHz (133x4) bus. Does anyone know if this is true? and if it is will an i845PE socket 478 support it with a BIOS upgrade. I figure a Prescott celeron at 3.6GHz is better than a northwood-b pentium 4 at 2.4GHz or even a pentium 4 HT at 3.06GHz.

Ya don't say? Is that so?
January 14, 2004 11:06:09 PM

i think an XP2500+ will kick a Celeron 4 GHz his ass !
Intel has a poor design, it needs a lot of cach to perform.
January 15, 2004 12:24:07 AM

Very unlikely as the v-regs are not likely to support scotty requirements. A P4 3.06b will cream any cerery up to 4+ gigs.
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January 15, 2004 1:07:41 AM

Ill go for the 3.06HT then, at least i can say pentium 4 instead of celeron followed by people laughing lol

Ya don't say? Is that so?
January 15, 2004 4:08:00 AM

Quote:
Intel has a poor design, it needs a lot of cach to perform.

no poor design, just different architecture.

in response to PCfreak, very interesting point. I will look into it more. basically the prescott 90nm celeron will have 256kb cache, 533fsb, and have up to 3ghz clockspeed. No yamhill, or HT. These Prescott celerons are socket 478 compatible. I wouldn't be surprised if these chips are compatible with existing i845.

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January 15, 2004 9:03:50 AM

PCFreak15, for what are you gonna use your new CPU ?
If its for videoeditting, you should go Intel way, if not you should go AMD64 !
Athlon 64 3000+ performs better then P4 3.2GHz in games !
read some reviews, but not on this site, this is an Intel bias site.
January 15, 2004 4:20:54 PM

In most cases, the difference isn't big enough for anyone to care. If you're already toppping 100+ FPS on average, you aren't going to notice the difference if one does 150 FPS and the other does 200 FPS.

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January 15, 2004 5:18:08 PM

Not true!

<b>blah:</b> <font color=red>Don't show your stupidity, whole world knows that Intel is a much better CPU for stable work.</font color=red>
January 16, 2004 8:41:14 PM

I do way more video editing than gaming, thats why I got the 2.4B in the first place. I do some gaming but I have a Radeon 9600 Pro so you see I'm not an extreme gamer, just into some Quake III Arena and a few others.

Anyway I'td be interesting to see if any prescotts will work with i845PE but I would only get one if it had HT and PNI (SSE3). I have a 3.06GHz P4 in my laptop and it flies so if the celeron prescott isnt up to par with the P4 HT 3.06GHz theres no point in getting it since i know i can have the 3.06 in my desktop. I read somewhere that there would be a low end Prescott P4 with 533 bus but i doubt thats true...sure would be nice for us 533 bus people.

If i get prescott or even a P4 3.06 HT ill have to up my PSU cuz its only a 250W and my P4, R9600Pro and 2 Hard Drives show no mercy to it.

Thanks for the info so far

Ya don't say? Is that so?
January 18, 2004 4:24:50 PM

The 3.06 is only 533mhz FSB, therefor its not hyperthread. I'd go with a 2.8ghz 800mhz FSB for $45 less or a 3.0ghz 800mhz FSB for $15 more.

P4 2.8ghz 800mhz FSB w/ HT
ECS 648FX SiS MB
1gb (512x2) 3200 Kingston DDR400
ATI Radeon 9500 Pro
January 18, 2004 5:21:41 PM

:eek:  holy crap dude!!!, the 3.06 was the first HT CPU all the 800fsb models have it as well :eek:  .

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January 18, 2004 7:18:29 PM

lol my bad. I still say get 800mhz FSB though.

P4 2.8ghz 800mhz FSB w/ HT
ECS 648FX SiS MB
1gb (512x2) 3200 Kingston DDR400
ATI Radeon 9500 Pro
January 18, 2004 11:28:46 PM

I guess the problem with being a real gamer is there is no pc games to say i'm a real gamer. We have clone mmorpg launches and unreal/quake. Other than that we have halo. That's it.
DOOM3 will be graphically pleasing and that's about all.
Half life2.. i'm still not sure about.
I'm a real gamer with no games to play.. go figure.

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Figured i'd do it too..reality my ass.
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