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#1 Lucky23

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:42 AM

I know pentium 4's are awsome but how much of a performance gain do you think i will see

MotherBoard is ths P4GV-LA

Current i have a

Intel Celeron D
Processor Socket: Intel® Socket 478
Processor Type: 1
Bus Speed: 533 MHz
Processor Speed: 2.93 GHz
Processor Class: Intel Celeron D
Included Fan Type: ATX
L2 Cache Size: 256 kB
Number of Processor Cores: 1


and what if i upgraded to this..if this will work with my motherboard

Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket 478 Processor
Model
Brand Intel
Processors Type Desktop
Series Pentium 4
Model RK80532PE072512
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type Socket 478
Tech Spec
Core Northwood
Multi-Core Single-Core
Name Pentium 4 2.8
Operating Frequency 2.8GHz
FSB 533MHz
L1 Cache 12KB+8KB
L2 Cache 512KB
Manufacturing Tech 130 nm

A Few less MHZ but twice the cashe
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:19 AM

Yes you should see a performance increase, but you would see a bigger increase by switching to in core 2 duo. Read This article found on Tomshardware.com they just coverd that particular topic. large cache reduces the memory access and increases performance but the slowest core 2 is faster then the fastest P4 or Pentium D. If you can wait start buying components one at a time and soon enough you will have a new system.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 12:43 PM

Yea but the core 2 duo is an 800fsb which i dont have on my motherboard and the core 2 duo is a 775 socket size where i have a 478 so this wont work for me unless i change my motherboard.

Would this be the fastest processor for my motherboard?

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:23 PM

I know the core 2 wont fit in your motherboard I was meaning piecing together a new system ( Motherboard, Ram, CPU,). A P4 would be the fastest that will fit in that Board.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:16 PM

Awsome thanks

How many MHZ do you think you can overclock the pentium 4 that im thinking about upgrading to?

Edited by Lucky23, 25 October 2007 - 03:29 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:39 PM

If you plan to overclock the pentium 4 it depends what kind of cooling you have, if you are using the stock cooler you probably cannot overclock it very high to maybe 3ghz stable
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:00 PM

Below are my motherboard specs and it says that it can only handle up to 2.8Ghz but im running a 2.93 Celeron D, Is this correct?

What would happen if i changed my 2.93 celeron D 533mhz FSB 478 to a Pentium 4 3.06GHZ 533mhz FSB with 478?

Would the comp not work correctly or are my motherboard specs wrong?

This is a link to my motherboard spes..IF there correct.

MotherBoard Specs

Edited by Lucky23, 25 October 2007 - 04:21 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:19 PM

those cpu's are few and far between(3.06/533) sckt 478 and according to hp/compaq not supported with the guppy mobo

save your money(as already advised) and build/buy a new computer

the P4 was lame since it had litttle L1 cache
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:38 PM

Comparing strictly on pricing, This offering from AMD is comparable to the P4's found on Newegg and it has 128KB of L1 cache and the p4 only has 12kb. no to mention it has 2 cores even though its 2.2 Ghz it will still out shine the p4. Or you can go with the X2 black edition and Over Clock it. I realize this is most likely a budget issue as is with most upgrades. Your investment will last allot longer if you buy one component at a time and upgrade to a dual core processor. You could even wait until next year when AMD and Intel release their new processors thus further reducing the cost of a dual core processor.


Edit: grammer

Edited by Sneakycyber, 25 October 2007 - 05:39 PM.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 01:35 PM

Hey will my motherboard or motherboards in general only handle a certain amount of cashe?

Im going to do a full upgrade eventually but right now just upgrading to a P4 will make me happy for awhile.

Any way im looking at almost the same processor as listed above but with 1mb of cashe instead of 512kb.

Which one would work or do you recommend?

Motherboard P4GV-LA

1. 2.80/1M/533 478 socket SL7E2
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2. 2.80/512/533 478 socket SL6PF

Also do you think a 250w power supply is enough or do you should i buy a 400-600 watt


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Edited by Lucky23, 27 October 2007 - 02:23 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 02:57 PM

Can someone answer my question please on how much cache my motherboard can support???

512kb, 1mb...?????

Ive been searching and cant find a answer.
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:59 PM

Your motherboard shows support for P4's up to 2.8 with no specification on Cache sizes. I have rarely seen cache effect compatibility. If it doesn't say anything in the manual I don't see it as a problem. Make sure the FSB is compatible, also if your ram speeds are slow upgrading the processor with a faster FSB will only bottle neck at the memory. You should have DDR 333.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 08:40 PM

Yea i already got 2gb of pc2700 333mhz and im definitly going to run a P4 with a 533 bus.
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 07:30 PM

Hey i was talking to you guy about my Compaq Presario SR1503WM and doing a processor upgrade to it. Well i just wanted to say thanks for all the help with my questions.

I just upgraded my 2.93 GHZ Celeron D 256kb cashe 533 FSB to a 2.80 GHZ Pentium 4 SL7E2 with 1MB Cashe and 533 FSB and my comp runs so much faster now with the Pentium 4. I just popped it in and my comp recognized it. Thanks for the help.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:17 AM

Glad everything worked out, Congrats on the upgrade :thumbsup:

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