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Old 09-01-2008, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which is better ??????

This is some of the info. I've been trying to get up to you, for some time.... I want your advice! Would it be easier or better to over clock or buy a new CPU? From the list, that eMachines sent me. I've added more Ram 1M, to 2M. I just want to speed it up so it is fast,and quicker. Making it safe, and better!( N0 Smoke Boiling Out Of Case) The new CPUs are the following: Intel 4's extreme edition Pro.
Speed System Bus Freq. Cache Size Bios Version

3.40GHz 800 MHz 512KB-2MB P13 or greater

3.20 GHz 800 MHz 512KB-2MB " " "

What is in computer,that could be used Intel Celeron D

Processor# PROC. Speed System Bus Freq. Cache Size BIOS Version

345 3.06 GHz 533 MHz 256 KB P23 or better

340 2.95 GHz 533 MHz 256 KB " " "

335 2.80 GHz 533 MHz 256 KB P18 or better

330 2.66 GHz 533 MHz 256 KB " " "

325 2.53 GHz 533 MHz 256 KB " " "

320 2.40 GHz 533 MHz 256 Kb " " "

315 2.26 GHz 533MHz 256 KB " " "

There is about 26 more they sent, Intel Pentium 4's.From 1.60A GHz 400 MHz,512 MB, P11 or better, to 3.40E GHz, 800 MHz, 1MB, P13 or better.

Here is CPU-Z info:

CPU-Z 1.46 report file


Number of processors 1
Number of cores 1 per processor
Number of threads 1 per processor
Name Intel Celeron 340
Code Name Prescott
Specification Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz
Package Socket 478 mPGA
Family/Model/Stepping F.3.4
Extended Family/Model F.3
Core Stepping D0
Technology 90 nm
Core Speed 2926.0 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 22.0 x 133.0 MHz
Rated Bus speed 532.0 MHz
Stock frequency 2933 MHz
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
L1 Data cache (per processor) 16 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache (per processor) 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache (per processor) 256 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size

Chipset & Memory

Northbridge Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P rev. A2
Southbridge Intel 82801EB (ICH5) rev. 02
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 2048 MBytes
Memory Frequency 166.3 MHz (4:5)
CAS# Latency (tCL) 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD) 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 7 clocks
Performance Mode enabled


System Manufacturer
System Name T3985
System S/N
Mainboard Vendor
Mainboard Model
BIOS Vendor Intel Corp.
BIOS Version BF86510A.15A.0085.P20.0412152353
BIOS Date 12/15/2004

Memory SPD

Module 1 DDR, PC2700 (166 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Kingston
Module 2 DDR, PC2700 (166 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Kingston


Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
DirectX Version 9.0c

Would I have to change power supplys?
Sorry it is Sooooo looooong.........?????
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Which is better ??????

From my understanding of overclocking, to put it simply, it would be based on the motherboards ability. Your basically pushing higher frequencies or clocks per second(millisecond?) so, the rest of your system would have to handle the stress factors accordingly.

Now, I don't know the bios information, but, since it's an emachine, i don't think it'd be prone to overclocking seeing as they might lock out those things. I don't know if it actually matters on the processor.

looking at the information is very hard to decipher everything your trying to say, it'd be better to put it simply, "which processor is better" and list them.

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Old 09-01-2008, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)

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The older Celeron processors aren't very overclockable. As object said, it's dependent on whether or not your motherboard supports overclocking. Even then you won't get much out of it. You could go out and get one of those processors you listed but all of those are pretty old too. None of which would give you a significant performance increase for the high price. If you're looking at upgrading you might be better off just rebuilding from the ground up.

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Thank You, This was Info , I was wanting.:freak:
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah tha'ts a Netburst celery you have there. OCing it would be wasting your time. There is no way it will be able to match the performance of a modern Core2 and it's unlikely that Emachines enabled overclocking on the motherboard. Even the super 8ghz Pentium 4 record holder is a fraction the speed of an E6600, which itself is an older model.

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