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Old 2004-12-24, 06:36   #1
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Default Northwood, Prescott Or Extreme Edition?

ok guys i think i'm ready for an upgrade but i need help in determining which one to choose.

my options are:
Northwood 3.4ghz
Prescott 3.4-3.8ghz
Extreme Edition 3.4 ghz

now i would like someone to tell me which one would be faster to do Prime on. my guess is that the EE will be the best but i just want more detailed info on why.
PS: i might even overclock which ever one i get so please keep that in mind.
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Old 2004-12-24, 12:49   #2
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in many benchs EE 3.4 ties with Prescott 3.6. Northwood's still good, but I would take Prescott 3.6, especially noting that last stepping is good even for air cooled overclocking.
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Old 2004-12-24, 13:06   #3
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A 3.8GHz Prescott? Where is that available?
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Old 2004-12-24, 19:15   #4
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intel dodesnt have 3.8s they wont this year there going to improve performance hence the new way they name there chips...
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Old 2004-12-24, 23:51   #5
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intel dodesnt have 3.8s they wont this year there going to improve performance hence the new way they name there chips...
http://processorfinder.intel.com/scr...LL&CorSpd=6849
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Old 2004-12-25, 05:50   #6
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I recommend the northwood over prescott. EE stands for Extreamly Expensive
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Old 2005-03-09, 04:42   #7
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Default Prescott 600 series

The choice now seems more confusing for people because of the Prescott 600 series.

The 3.2Ghz Northwood is about the same price as the 3.2Ghz Prescott 640 which has EMT64T.

It seems to me that the 500 series Prescotts underperform Northwood per clock for Prime95 and use more electricity. I haven't seen a Prime95 benchmark for a 600 series processor yet though.

Maybe Prescott will get back up on par with Northwood per clock. Maybe Prescott will take the lead over Northwood per clock if 64-bit Prime95 or other Prime95 optimizations happen in the future.

I would have trouble deciding which processor to buy right now.
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Old 2005-03-09, 04:51   #8
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Hehe, my parents are starting to discuss buying me a desktop. Maybe I can wait until they hit 4 GHz, then I'll have a serious number crunching machine for GIMPS.
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Old 2005-03-09, 05:16   #9
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yea i dunno what to do too, since these new configurations like the 600 series chips, ddr2 and pci-express and all that has come out that i dont know whether i should upgrade or stay with what i have right now.
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Old 2005-03-09, 19:44   #10
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Hehe, my parents are starting to discuss buying me a desktop. Maybe I can wait until they hit 4 GHz, then I'll have a serious number crunching machine for GIMPS.
eh, just buy a 3.2ghz northwood and a good O/Cing board.

or better yet, buy alot of 2.6ghz Celeron D's and good O/Cing boards.
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Old 2005-03-10, 11:43   #11
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eh, just buy a 3.2ghz northwood and a good O/Cing board.
Hardest thing will be finding a Northwood for sale these days...

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