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Old 01-13-2008, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If this is the motherboard I have: ASRock Motherboard - Product - 775V88+ - Overview

and this is the CPU it supports:
- LGA775 for Intel® Pentium 4/Celeron processor
- FSB 800/533 MHz
- Support advanced Intel® EM64T CPU
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
- Intel® 04B/04A processors compatible

Then what kind of a processor should I look for? I'm guessing the max I can go with my FSB is 800MHz? but what about my cache and other things? I have searched on newegg and I've come down to a few results please take a look and let me know if I can pick amongst these four processors or am I looking at the wrong things: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Thanks very much.
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I would suggest you either pick the P4 631 or 641 because of their 65nm process, which should run cooler compared to the 90nm 650 or 640.
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I would suggest you either pick the P4 631 or 641 because of their 65nm process, which should run cooler compared to the 90nm 650 or 640.
agreed get a Cedar Mill if your gonna get a P4

consumes less power and uses the cooler 65nm over the 90n from Prescott
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But isn't Prescott a faster machine than Cedar mill? maybe I can get aftermarket fan + prescott?

I'm getting a PC because despite having 2GB ram my computer is very slow when I run multiple high consuming applications.
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To be honest, there isn't a noticeable performance difference between them. So you might as well go for the one that runs cooler. Which are the Cedar Mills. Plus, you can just overclock the Cedar Mill a little, to match the speed of the Prescott.
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It's cheaper as well.
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Should I get a fan so I can overclock it?
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When overclocking, it always recommended to get an aftermarket cooler. I would suggest the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro.
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What if I don't care about the life of this processor? if it can last me two years in an overclocked state on stock heatsink and fan then can I go with stock heatsink and fan?
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You can do it that way, but you can get further with an aftermarket. It's only around $20.
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