I noticed that THG did CPU charts and that the 3400+ newcastle is outperforming the clawhammer most of the time by an impressive margin. and pricewise seems like the newcastle is the best bang for the buck.
Heard a lot of unsure comments in forums about the 939 socket version of this... is the 939 in box version yet? and if not, is it better of a gamer CPU than the 754? Is it more expensive? Please note, I do not overclock.
Why are any of these versions of 3400+ impossible to find in retail places in box?
Looks like also that the clawhammer was slower than the newcastle.
What motherboard works with this? (754 3400 newcastle) Anything in NForce3/4 boards?
What is the best performing motherboard for non overclockers for 754 socket 3400? (It can even be a board for overclockers)
P.S. is a 550 true power antec PS overkill or just right with this into a gaming system?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by avenqer on 01/22/05 08:05 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
was reading reviews and noticed people talking about the newcastle and about heat problems but after reading on it looked like he just used artic silver 5 and had to wait for it to set for the temps to get more comfortable...
but now i guess after reading a little im wondering about the clawhammer and wonder a) much would it have to be overclocked by to get near the same gaming results as the newcastle and b) will a stock fan and heat sink be able to hold a slight overclock with artic silver 5??? if not I guess I better start harassing the overclock forum and see if its worth overclocking... LOL
I have the newcastle 3200 s754. It is running 24/7 @ 100% cpu usage, under folding@home. My fsb is 222, but my temps never go above 52. I am using the stock hsf setup.
I suspect that people who are having heat problems are not using an Amd approved psu. They have a large bottom fan, which really helps suck the heat away.
A clawhammer will easily clock as high as a newcastle. On average, a 100mhz OC on a clawhammer, will give better perf than a newcastle at stock, with the same pr. I would call that more of a tweak, than an overclock.
You shouldn't have to worry too much about the heat with an AMD. Most of the time you just get a nice after market HSF and air cooling is sufficient, which can't be said of the P4 Prescotts. With those you need <A HREF="http://calypshuile.chez.tiscali.fr/fabhi.htm" target="_new">immersed cooling</A>. hehehe