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Old 11-21-2003, 07:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently looking at the ASUS P4C800e with a Pentium 2.4Ghz P4, because I dont think the 3.0Ghz will be enough of a difference to warrant the cost. I figure I'll start with 1Gb Kingston PC3200 DDR400. I spent a lot of hours recently reading reviews and specs, and I figure this setup would work best for me.

I'm new to overclocking, and the ASUS website warns against the use of an 800mhz bus. I'm not much of a gamer, I do a lot of high res photo editing. Should I look for a different cpu based on my lack of oc knowledge, or will the 800mhz bus make a big difference?

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Old 11-21-2003, 12:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why do you need to overclock it? I doubt you will really ever use all of the CPU doing high res photos as it is...
if you really need CPU horse power and are doing photo editing, go Dual proccessor. The P4 was not all that it was made up to be in my opinion. the P3 tulaitian was a better chip and was Dual able from the get go. My 2 1.24P3's beat my 2.8 hands down even with slower ram... That is High res renderings and Video editing and rendering. Not sure on the AMD Duals, but that may be where you should look if Power is the real need...
But like I said before, I don't see why you want to OC that system when you will not need the much power anyway...
my 2 cents...
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