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For sure, the next rig i build will be amd.
What I want to know is what kind of socket did those first P4s have and what kind of memory socket did they use? I want to know what the fastest chip and memory is that i could now put into that board, if I *had* bought the P4 setup. (Which i didn't).
Just about the time the first pentium 4 chips came out i built a system. I had a choice: go with the new pentium 4 and a chipset that there was not much news about or go with the pentium 3 1000, rock solid and a mature product.
I went with the P3.
I wonder now what would my upgrade possibilities be right now if i had got that p4 and mobo... What chip and memory could i have running on that mobo? Did i make a good decision?
Hope to hear from you!
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ADM beats its ass in games and
ADM? A Dell Machine
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The original P4s were s423. The boards only supported RDram. The fastest s423 chip was the 1.7ghz model. It did not perform as well as a P3 @ 1.3ghz
The most common chip for s423 was the 1.5ghz model. It was on par with the 1ghz P3.
Had you spent a grand or more to get a gig of ram, you would probably be using a socket adaptor, so that you could run a northwood core. I believe THG did a review of just such an adaptor, not too long ago.
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Exactly right, "Powerleap" has a 423 to 478 adaptor kit (includes cpu) which will bump you to 3.0 Ghz depending on the fsb of your mb. I purchased one a couple of years ago (including spending ~ $200 for more rdram)works fine in my secondary system. At the time it was the most cost efficent upgrade.