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HELP!! to buy or not to buy!!

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May 31, 2005 1:05:12 PM

Hi i have a intel pentium 4 1.6g and was thinking of buying a intel pentium 2.4g, it is compatable with my motherboard but i was wondering will it make a big difference

the turk

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May 31, 2005 1:12:59 PM

If that's a northwood 1.6 (512 cache), I would try overclocking it first, if your board has a 133 fsb setting. Switching to a 2.4 400 fsb cpu won't be very cost effective. For the price of the cpu, you could almost pay for an athlon 64 socket 754 combo deal.
May 31, 2005 1:18:40 PM

How the price for a 2.4 should be next to nothing.

-Jeremy Dach
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May 31, 2005 2:42:19 PM

A big difference? Not likely. A noticable difference? Probably. It depends what you're using it for.

<pre><font color=orange><i>Jesters do oft prove prophets.</i> -Regan in
King Lear (Act V, Scene iii) by William Shakespear</font color=orange></pre><p>@ 189K -> 200,000 miles or bust!
May 31, 2005 3:04:38 PM

How do i know if i have a northwood cpu and how do i overclock it, i use my PC 4 games

the turk
May 31, 2005 4:15:27 PM

If you download CPU-Z it will tell you some of your system info including CPU and memory

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