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February 13, 2005 7:27:10 PM

currently im using 2.26 ghz celeron d (prescott) my friend is gonna give me his P4 2.26 Ghz Northwood will this processor give me alot better gaming performance? also im running a GF 6600GT AGP , one last thing will the intel fan that came with the celeron be enough to cool the northwood? thanks guys
February 13, 2005 7:35:30 PM

Yes - you will see a nice performace boost.

Don't know about the fan though. Try it, and make sure your temps don't get too high with heavy load (60c Max)

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February 13, 2005 7:38:55 PM

thanks also im pretty sure the northwoods run cooler then the prescotts right?
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February 13, 2005 8:59:36 PM

I don't know if this is true comparing a Celeron to a normal one.
February 13, 2005 9:28:50 PM

It should be faster, but not by much. Prescott celerons arent as horrible as Northwood Celerons, they are just poor /mediocre performers so, don't expect quantum leaps, but a guestimated 10-20% boost should be there. As for running cooler, I'm not certain, but neither CPU should give you any headaches unless you really have a subpar cooling solution.

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February 14, 2005 12:48:47 AM

The old P4 celerons were crap. The new celeronDs are not. You will be lucky if you see 1 additional frame, in games where you are getting 50 now. The only real difference is in the amount of cache. Truth is, if that is a celeron D, it can probably OC as well or better than your friend's p4b.
February 15, 2005 2:00:30 AM

I agree. The new Celeron D's are not bad performers especially when OC. Couple them with a good GC and you can play any current game with good detail settings.

I have a Prescott Cel 2.4Ghz - 320D ($99 Aus) and have OC it to 3019Mhz easily with stock cooling (50'C) and leaving Vcore at default. I hav'nt even tried to OC higher as not needed, but in Intel specs it can be OC to 3765Mhz, and I have knowlegde of the 2.4Ghz D being OC to 3600Mhz.

But what the hell, if money is no problem, buy a P4 3.4/6 and no need to OC.

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February 15, 2005 4:15:03 AM

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But what the hell, if money is no problem, buy a P4 3.4/6 and no need to OC.

All you need to do then is get mozz over to do the renovation.
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February 16, 2005 2:22:23 AM

Run the water-cooling tubing thru the walls, into the freezer and voila - all the cooling you could want.

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February 16, 2005 4:47:02 PM

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Run the water-cooling tubing thru the walls, into the freezer and voila - all the cooling you could want.

**ROFL** Or just run a clean water source straight from a pipe and let the used water go down the drain. You don't get below freezing temps (though sometimes that's a good thing), but you do get water that's impossible to heat up.

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February 16, 2005 5:08:08 PM

That would be murder on the water bill...

Mozz - how about an update on the mineral spirits instead of water project.

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February 16, 2005 11:16:35 PM

I think Mozz also includes an electric water cooler in his system. Partially as a reservoir, but also to help cool.
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February 18, 2005 4:39:01 AM

LOL - the things we do for a cool and quiet computer... :lol: 

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February 18, 2005 4:40:09 AM

I don't commonly go to that forum - do you have a link to the guide?

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