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#1 pimpologist

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 11:21 PM

Intel Socket 478 3.0 GHz Pentium 4 Processor......good / bad?.....any yays or nays will do :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 03:01 AM

Well it's not a bad CPU, provided you compare it with other previous-generation CPUs. If it's a Prescott with 1M cache the performance will be higher than a Northwood with 512K.

It depends what you plan to use it for.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:06 AM

I'm using a 3.0GHZ Prescott in my Asus board with 3GB of RAM and it is great.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:26 AM

It'a all relative to...what a user desires, what he/she plans to use the processor/system for, and what one is used to.

For me, a non-gamer who only does mundane things on my two desktops, that processor would be more than fine.

The most arduous task I ask of my systems is video rendering and systems since 900-mhz have been capable of doing that.

Gaming flies by different rules, constant updating (by both game-makers and gamers) seems to be the rule-of-thumb.

And...unless you are using a 64-bit O/S, I don't think that 3GB of RAM will produce results dissimilar from 2GB.

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Edited by hamluis, 26 December 2007 - 07:27 AM.





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