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July 28, 2004 1:10:31 AM

Hi,
I recently purchased a new computer that was delivered with a bad CPU. I was told that as a replacement I could receive a 2.6C Northwood or a 2.8E Prescott CPU. I was wondering which one would be a better choice. I play a lot of 3D intensive Games on my system. I am looking for the processor that would perform best since I am not having to pay anything extra to have either of these sent to me.

My current system specs are:

Windows XP Professional
Intel Corporation D865GLC
1536 Megabytes Installed Memory
nVidia 6800 GT 256 MB Video Card
30.74 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
Creative SB Live Sound Card.

I am using an Intel Motherboard so I don’t plan (can not) on O/Clocking.
Thanks for your help.

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July 28, 2004 1:31:07 AM

If they will send you a 2.8E with the DO stepping I would be tempted to try it due to Kanavit's results with that Vid card. :smile:


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July 28, 2004 1:46:47 AM

What is DO Stepping?
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July 28, 2004 5:21:17 AM

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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July 28, 2004 4:09:12 PM

wow this is normaly when the amd dogs all gang up an recomend an amd. when the person clearly wants an intel
July 28, 2004 4:17:28 PM

That would be a great idea!

All he'd need to do would be snap off 461 pins (if he got a S939 A64), or 276 pins (If he got a S754 one), and it would fit his needs perfectly!

Why is it that Intel Fanboys (read:<b>you</b>) seem to be unable to see that <i>they</i> are the biased ones, when the rest of ppl here actually just try to help? :eek: 

Still, this has been argued to death, so I'll not say more.

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July 28, 2004 4:35:50 PM

In case you actually missed his post, he ALREADY has an intel mobo and CPU, and is RMAing the CPU, and they are offering him a new one - either a Northwood or Prescott core.

How the H$LL could he put an AMD into the box???

I suppose you could break off pins as suggested, but that seems like a waste of metal :smile:

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