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How far will my p4p800 (socket 478) go?

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February 12, 2004 12:26:07 AM

This pertains more to the processor than the mb, I realize this isn't the mb forum. Anyway, I currently have a 2.4c and noticed the 3.4c is out. Does anyone know how far they will take this line of piv 800fsb processors (e.g. 3.6c etc)? Also, how OCable is the 3.4c w/stock air cooling (does it run really hot)? I have my 2.4c @ 2.9 and am wondering whether it'd be worth upgrading down the road. I've mostly been lurking around the gfx cards forums, so my pIV knowledge is a little dated. Thanks

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PIV 2.4c @ 2.89ghz
1gig PC3200 (512mbx2)
ASUS P4P800
GF3 Ti200 64mb (soon to be replaced)
WinXP Pro
3DMark2001SE: 6309
3DMark2003: 729

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February 12, 2004 12:33:52 AM

3.4C is the end of the Northwood. 2.4C should do around 3.2GHz. 2.6C should do around 3.2GHz. 2.8C and up are a better stepping, so that the 2.8C should do 3.4-3.5GHz on GOOD air cooling. And now you're getting close to the limit for the Northwood core on air...3.4C might go 3.6GHz on GOOD air cooling.

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February 12, 2004 12:36:46 AM

Thanks, Crash. I guess I'll buy a better fan and crank this 2.4 to 3.12. I could probably get away with it using stock cooling, but just to be sure...

Update: just OCed to 3.12ghz. Highest MB/Processor go is 40C w/stock fan. I love this 2.4c.

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PIV 2.4c @ 2.89ghz
1gig PC3200 (512mbx2)
ASUS P4P800
GF3 Ti200 64mb (soon to be replaced)
WinXP Pro
3DMark2001SE: 6309
3DMark2003: 729
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by sirak on 02/11/04 10:01 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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