Will This CPU Improve My Gaming Performance?????

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
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  1. 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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  2. thanks also im pretty sure the northwoods run cooler then the prescotts right?
  3. I don't know if this is true comparing a Celeron to a normal one.
  4. 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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  5. are you sure about that? its only an older northwood core. hell.

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  6. 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.
  7. 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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    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.
  9. I don't think you'll feel the performance difference.

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  10. oh i missed where he typed celeron. Yea I supposed you could possibly have a point (maybe) :tongue:

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

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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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  13. 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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  14. I think Mozz also includes an electric water cooler in his system. Partially as a reservoir, but also to help cool.
  15. LOL - the things we do for a cool and quiet computer... :lol:

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

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