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2.4A Prescott for $124 at newegg

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August 30, 2004 2:04:40 PM

I got an AOpen AX4C-MAX (875P chipset) for free, and my current system is a 1Ghz TBird. Newegg has the 2.4A prescott for $124. I'm not a heavy duty gamer.

Think it's a worthwhile purchase for me? Also, is that processor compatible with that chipset?



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August 30, 2004 4:00:33 PM

You might want to look into a 2.6c instead. That way you will get a 800mhz fsb and hyperthreading. It's 40$ more expensive but alot faster.

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August 30, 2004 5:28:02 PM

2.4A prescott are not Hyper Threading so you should get a Hyper Threading processor.

And yes, it is compatible with the chipset.

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August 30, 2004 11:39:37 PM

Ewwww thats the junk prescott which give you crap and leaves you out to burn, well in your case at least. Plus no hyperthreading. Go grab yourself a northwood CPU instead.

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August 31, 2004 1:56:35 AM

2.8C is the cheapest Northwood P4 Intel makes, they don't make the 2.6C any longer...so they should be around the same price.

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August 31, 2004 2:25:59 AM

If you OC, the P4A may be the way to go. Rumour has it that the chip can clock very high.
If you dont overclock, the P4c 2.6 is about 20% faster, the P4c 2.8 is about 30% faster.
August 31, 2004 2:25:21 PM

get a 2.8c and ramp it up to 3.2GHz =)

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August 31, 2004 2:31:02 PM

well, I wanted to spend just a bit over $100, so I guess I'm going to wait a while till the 2.6c or 2.8c's come down in price a bit. Thanks for all the tips.

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