buy a 2.8c or 2.8e

I am going to overclock my first system and I need to know if a p4-2.8c or p4-2.8e runs cooler than the other when clocked up. I plan on using corsair-pc500-pro on a p4s800d-e with a coolingfan on the northbridge.
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  1. i would of thought the 2.8e would run hotter i have a 2.8e running on p4s800d. atm im running at a steady 36c idle with no OC in place, im not using stock cooling as i thought that was shite and am now using the hyper6

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  2. The new Sony Viao "R" series feature Prescotts in that range(2.8/3.0/. They are all water-cooled! Guess which chip runs cooler?

    Abit IS7 - 2.8C @ 3.4 - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
    Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
    Sony DRU-510A - THAT'S MORE LIKE IT!
  3. the 2.8C is faster and cooler than the 2.8E, and most p4C's overclock well also

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  4. That's a great number, with of course the best P4 cooler! But I've been suprised by the number of Prescott users reporting decent idle temps in the Newegg reviews. It seems a lot of folks report mid 30'sC to 40C. Not bad considering I'm running at 41C idle overclocked.

    Abit IS7 - 2.8C @ 3.4 - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
    Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
    Sony DRU-510A - THAT'S MORE LIKE IT!
  5. yea really, those P4's run lower than their rated wattage


    my athlon (with a huge zalman heatink.. huge) runs about 42c idle

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  6. the newer SL7 steppings for prescott have improved D-0 revision. which means better lower temps and higher overclock. Look for those specs. I'd say go for the 2.8e prescott.

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    Prescott 3.0E 1MB L2 HT
    1GB PC 3200 Dual channel(PAT)
    Asus P4P800 Bios 1016
    PNY Geforce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3
    58,178 Aquamarks
  7. of course you would, because you own one

    a 2.8C is still faster

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  8. 2.8C

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  9. So what is the best fan to use on a oc2.8e?
  10. i would say the hyper6 will do u proud, here's a link of my review for it

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