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p4 2.8ghz 1mb l2


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#1 thegodgen

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 09:16 AM

my mobo asus p4sd-la Yale says it supports 256/512kb l2 yet i am able to use 1mb l2 is this pushing it or should i get an even faster chip say 3.4ghz extreme edition :thumbsup: with 3mb of l2 and i think 2mb of l3 800mhz fsb the board supports up to a Prescott 3.6ghz CPU 478 socket and i want to keep useing the pc since i am on a budget and i can pick up the p4 for as little as $50 or less

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:20 AM

IMO, upgrading a CPU on that board...may result in some gain, but it will probably not be noticeable/worthwhile. You are already dealing with a system where replacement parts will cost you more than new parts for newer systems and supported parts for that board...will not be mainstream items available at a typical computer parts supplier.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...cname=c00041640

I would increase the RAM installed to maximum supported (4GB)...or replace the board/CPU/RAM. The difference between spending $50 on an older system and spending less than $200 to basically create a new system...by upgrading the items I mentioned...is dramatic, IMO.

Example: $90 motherboard/CPU

Example: $90 RAM . You could cut the RAM cost in half by just going with 2GB, rather than the max.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:36 AM

ty for ur tip i like Intel over amd any day as amd is slower i think ill get a Intel Pentium dual core and socket 720 board o buy the way a buddy of mine had an old p4 extreme cpu ohe just gave it to me for nothing cant beat free its 2mb l2 and 2mb l3 ht very fast for a single core cpu 4.3 win7 rating

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