Please Help Soon 2.6c or 2.8e

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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  1. 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:


    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!
  2. What is DO Stepping?
  3. 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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    1GB PC 3200 Dual channel(PAT)
    Asus P4P800 Bios 1016
    PNY Geforce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3
    58,178 Aquamarks

    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!
  4. wow this is normaly when the amd dogs all gang up an recomend an amd. when the person clearly wants an intel
  5. 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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    2x256Mb Corsair PC3200LL 2-2-2-4
    Sapphire 9800Pro @412/740
  6. 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:

    Spec:
    Intel P4 2.4B
    MSI 645E Max-U Mobo
    1GB DDR333
    R9600XT 128MB
    SB Live 5.1
    Samsung 120GB
    Maxtor 120GB
    LG DVD+-R/RW
    WIN2K PRO SP4
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