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please offer advice on a p4 3ghz

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ubamous3, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. ubamous3

    ubamous3 Thread Starter

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    i saw an add at fry's (the local computer shop) for this cpu/mobo combo for $189 (3ghz pentium 4 with 1 mb cache, 800mhz fsb in a retail box with hsf which i wont use anyway, the mobo is not specified so i assume it's the cheapo ecs mobo); is that a good deal? i assume that this cpu is the prescott since it has 1 mb cache

    i looked on pricegrabber for similar 3ghz cpu's; the cheapest that i see there for the cpu alone is $171 before shipping ; the weird thing is that the northwoods with only 512 kb cache actually costs more than the prescott; does that make sense? i was hoping the northwood is cheaper b/c i'd rather run it cooler; prescott is a bit oo hot and requires more care to cool it
     
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    Ok first. That is a good deal on the P4 3.0GHZ 1Ghz cache w/ 800Mhz front side buss and yes it is a Prescott. As for cooling that pressy look in my sig. to see what I use. Zalman now makes a CPNS7700Cu that will cool that pressy easily w/ a little AS5. Idle I run 38C and at load 48C well below max. Hope this helps ;) ;?)
     
  3. ubamous3

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    hey, r u minion on other boards? if not, sorry :) yes, actually i do have a 3 ghz prescott and a d865perl board; i do use as5 and the Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu on that pc and Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu on my other pc which is a 2.8 ghz northwood 533mhz fsb; the prescot is waaay hotter even when not ocd which sometimes makes me worried since i'm new to building computers and tinkering witht hem, i dont know how to lap hs and do advanced mods so if i have a choice, i'd prefer going with the northwood b/c i dont game so i dont need to get the fastest and greatest; just decent to get me through
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Fry's has great prices on mobo/cpu combos.

    Can you find out what motherboard is in the package?
     
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    ubamous3 Thread Starter

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    i cant tell from the picture of the ad; they dont specify the mobo at all,even on their site outpost.com; but i think they tend to sell ecs boards as part of their combo's; i got my northwood combo with ecs from frys before and i just upgraded the ecs board to asus p4p800 se
     
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    Many are ECS boards, and I'd stay away from those. I bought two of those combos a while back and had both of them die at the same time.

    I think some of their combos are MSI boards instead. If you call them, they can tell you.
     
  7. 4steve44

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    Hey I put a 120 in the back and here are a few pics to show you the mod I did on the window.
     

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