3 Pentium Options (which will be best?))

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by soccrstar, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. soccrstar

    soccrstar Limp Gawd

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    I decided to wait and see what Conroe will do, sooo I decided to either

    The reason I want to stay socket 478 is because I just recently bought a AIW 9800PRO agp and want to keep it, plus the 875P is a great Overclocker and since i'm going to peltier t

    A) spend money on a abit IC7-max 3 motherboard and toss my 2.66ghz 533mhz fsb in there and thermaleletrify the cpu (226w peltier), but the question is How high could i reach with this processor?

    - $200

    I know theres no way i'd reach 200mhz fsb * 20multiplier = 4ghz

    perhaps 3.2-3.5ghz max?? CPU will be bottleneck as IC7 does 200mhz standard

    or

    B) spend $240 and get a p4 3.2E 800mhz fsb w/ hyperthreading prescott, 1mb cache
    overclock to 3.5ghz = 220mhz FSB (socket 478)

    - $340 (IC7+3.2)

    How high would I be able to overclock it????

    or

    C) spend $258 and get a Intel Pentium D 920 Presler 800MHz FSB LGA 775 Dual Core
    - $65 ASUS P5VD1-X Socket T (LGA 775) VIA PT880 Ultra
    total $321

    but I have no idea how well this board will perform

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    each option has its own strength and weakness

    option 1: Keeping current CPU enables me to spend more on a much better motherboard and hope the CPU will scale high enough

    Option 2: spend alot on the CPU but get a base motherboard and hope the motherboard will allow me to OC high enough

    Option 3: spend alot on CPU but get a motherboard with a VIA chipset not know how well it'll overclock or its stability, but wit the ofset of a Dual core CPU

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    I have to get a board with AgP 8X hence anything after 875P is PCI-Express

    I've had this system for what 2years i think.... and next upgrade after this wont be until 2007+
    just need something to help get me by, dont know how much longer this cpu can hold out running 63+ processes, encoding, ripping, burning, etc all at once. system is extremely slow. very multi-tasker
     
  2. acascianelli

    acascianelli [H]ardness Supreme

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    I wouldn't bother trying to find a Max3, look for a IC7-G instead. The IC7-Max3 doesn't have that much of an overclocking advantage over the IC7 and IC7-G. Look around and see if you can find something that is selling a P4C or P4E that allready has a good idea of how good it will overclock.

    Your 2.6B won't overclock very well even on a IC7.

    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1029094578#post1029094578

    Thats a pretty nice price for his 2.4C, being that he's running at 3.2ghz on stock voltage/cooling you might be able to hit 3.4+ghz with it.
     
  3. RogueTrip

    RogueTrip 2[H]4U

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    Get the 920 and the via board, down the line you can sell via board and upgrade to a new board with better features like SLI PCI-express, but really, the dual-core will come into play for all the things you do, where as the 478 doesn't cut it with all that you do.

    Also i've seen a few people hitting 4ghz on air with the 920, a huge plus when its dual-core!
     
  4. chrisf6969

    chrisf6969 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    option A - probably won't overclock well, bad choice

    option B - will probably hit 4Ghz with Peltier.

    option C - why not spend and extra $30 for a nice Asus- Intel chipset mobo (see option E)

    option D - get a Pentium D 805 ($141) + Asus 945 mobo ($96) and probably overclock it to 3.7Ghz+ (CHEAP & FAST)

    option E - get a 920 ($260) + Asus 945 ($96) and probably overclock to 4Ghz
     
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    The reason those will not work is because they do not have AGP slots for his video card.

    While, I think Option C would work out the best for the long run, how much money can you put into a Via chipset and hope that it works. Of course I would not be counting on much O/cing at all on that platform
     
  7. chrisf6969

    chrisf6969 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    sorry, but a 9800Pro isn't exactly something to hold back your whole system for. If he had an X850XT PE maybe.
     
  8. OC_LeGeND

    OC_LeGeND Limp Gawd

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    ok try this 3.00GHz (prescott core) OCed to 4.2Ghz under air cooling only 35c idle
    http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=72181

    dont really need to go all out with a peltier setup

    I say take option B
     
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  10. FreedomFGHTR

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    get an IC7-G and a 3.2C if you can hit 300mhz on the FSB with the pelt you got 4.3ghz I might know some1 that has a p4 3.2EE and an IC7-G that they'll sell for $500. I'd love to see just how far the second fastest 32 bit proc can go.
     
  11. Spazilton

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    A 3.2EE and IC7-G for $500 is high.

    3.2EE are worth around $350 max. The IC7-G even complete are only worth $125ish.

    For that kind of money he could go dual core AMD 939 with a AGP slot.
     
  12. OC_LeGeND

    OC_LeGeND Limp Gawd

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    where can u find a 3.2EE for $350?

    the only 3.2EE i seen was on 2 sites 1 had it for $600 and the other had it for $900 both for the socket 478
     
  13. FreedomFGHTR

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    I have it in my box right now ;) and I'm thinking of selling.. oh yeah I have 2-2-2-5 Ram too ;)
     
  14. OC_LeGeND

    OC_LeGeND Limp Gawd

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    i`m good on ram mines running 2.5-4-4-7 and i got 2Gigs of it, if you do sell PM me a price i`d be able to buy after i sell my other computer i rebuilt or we can work out a trade;)
     
  15. Michaelius

    Michaelius [H]ardness Supreme

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    You can get asus p800SE mobo on 865 for cheap dual core support with AGP and DDR I. Then get 805d or 920 and overclock :D
     
  16. Spazilton

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    Several have sold on Ebay for that amount.

    The 3.4EE still goes for around $500.

    I picked up one on the forums here for $275.
     
  17. OC_LeGeND

    OC_LeGeND Limp Gawd

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    dam, i wish i could find one for that cheap
     
  18. chrisf6969

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  19. OC_LeGeND

    OC_LeGeND Limp Gawd

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    all i want is the 3.2Ghz version i can always OC lol
     
  20. soccrstar

    soccrstar Limp Gawd

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    intel 865pe chipset supports dual core??....
     
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    soccrstar Limp Gawd

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    soccrstar Limp Gawd

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    you saved me alot of money

    now the question is

    what would be faster stock? overclocked?
    -multi-tasking, 60+ processes, rarring, extracting, dvd encoding, you name it i'm doing it :-D

    Asus p4p800 deluxe with 3.4ghz prescott

    or

    asus p5p800 SE with 2.8ghz smithfield (dual core)

    going to save the major upgrades 500+ on cpu, 200+ on mobo, etc for conroe/quad-core (when i saw those benches had to fall back)

    i'm hearing the 3.4E will do ~4ghz air, 4.5ghz water, 5ghz pelted

    would the dual core smithfield be able to keep up with that? not interms of getting that high in clock but in terms of performance?
     
  24. Peach

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    Go with the 3.4
     
  25. OC_LeGeND

    OC_LeGeND Limp Gawd

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    mine suports the Intel P4 EE