I'm going to buy a cpu/mb/ram upgrade but i'm not sure about the two types of pentium 4 boards there are and whats better? and is pc800 worth getting? or is it still too dear and better sticking to SDRAM can someone please help me
I would go with Socket 478 c/w RDRAM. The price isn't much difference.
I don't think you're going to buy something really old.
I'm in doubt you'll find a new Socket 423 motherboard that have been upgraded recently or just came on a production line. All new models are Socket 478, I think.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by NickM on 10/04/01 02:53 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
socket 478 board, preferably Asus make, alongwith two sticks of PC800 RDRAM. dont go for socket 423, its end of the road at 2 GHz. 478 pin is here to stay maybe upto 3G5!!! i would say wait for DDR, but P4X266 says <i>VIA</i> on it, and Brookdale-DDR i845D will underperform. intel still wants to sell RDRAMs.
SDRAM with P4 is suicide.
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I think there won't be such thing like Socket 370 FCPGA2 Tiulatin to Slot1 converter board for me.
Not talking about a particular manufacturer of the motharboard as an upgrade possible solution for me in the nearest future (+ RAM + a decent power supply = almost a new system), that news looks good to me:
<font color=green>"...Almost all the mainboard manufacturers expect the i845 chipset shortage to be over by November, when Intel is going to start mass shipments of its new i845D (i845 + DDR SDRAM support). Moreover, Intel promises that the newcomer will cost the same money as the today’s i845, i.e. $42 official price, $35 real price. It means that the new chipset will feature a much more attractive price-to-performance ratio than the predecessor...."</font color=green>
<A HREF="http://xbitlabs.com/news/#990437696" target="_new"> i845 in Shortage: Everyone Waiting for i845D </A>
I overlooked that before I posted my RAMBUS peference.
Could anyone tell me a link to more info on Northwood?
I mean what is it anyway? Is it something that may finally save the P4? And when is it coming out?
By the way the Socket 478, does it give support for RDRAM and what advantages? I am to get a P4 soon I just need to know if I should reconsider the 423, unless I'd know what will be better at cheaper price, while keeping the RDRAM performance.
Northwood will be the next version of the Pentium 4. Some of its features (those already known publicly) include 0.13 micron technology, 512KB full speed on-die L2 cache, and some as-yet-undisclosed microarchitecture performance enhancements. It should be available some time between the end of November and the beginning of January as the Pentium 4 2.0A, Pentium 4 1.8A, and Pentium 4 1.6A. They will perform better clock-per-clock than the older (Willamette) Pentium 4 processors and can scale in some rather drastic ways. Intel has already demod one running at 3.5GHz at a trade show.
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You can get the Socket 478 CPU's all the way down to 1.5GHz, and those are cheap. In fact, if you're into overclocking, the 1.5GHz may indeed be the way to go. Although that speed is available in BOTH S423 and S478, 478 is the socket the next generation P4 will be using. I recommend the Abit TH7-II
yes, and I also noticed that's mostly due to AMD and Via's substandard garbage.
Meltdown, how in the world can you be such a troll? Here I am, helping someone out who is interested in buying a P4 platform. I make a side comment about an interesting coincidence, and you randomly bash AMD? That is why nobody on this entire message board respects your opinion. Now go to your room and think about what you've done
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