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Old 07-03-2006, 03:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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well if its a game like counterstrike.... i'm pretty sure an awesome processor isnt necessary.. i've played doom 3 on p4's at school, with onboard graphics, and they ran just fine
Yep......most Intel CPU's work okay for gaming....but if you are benching, which alot of the gamers are into, they fall far short of AMD.

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Old 07-03-2006, 05:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If you can find a Northwood with 800Mhz FSB (HT enabled) that would definitally be a better choice. I chose the Northwood for my system a while back, and it runs 30 degrees load.

I just found a deal for a Celeron D (2.93Ghz) at TigerDirect. Would have been looking around NewEgg, but it's not loading currently for me.

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Old 07-03-2006, 05:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i was interested until i saw it was a stupid rebate for that price... anyway... anything that'll outdo this old 1.8 ghz celeron will make me happy! i'm looking to spend maybe 140 in upgrades on this comp.. ram.. cpu and a vid card
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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im running a 2.66 northwood and its performed very well for the past 3 years....still pretty fast
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If you can find a Northwood with 800Mhz FSB (HT enabled)
i was about to say they added HT later
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Old 07-04-2006, 03:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If you could find a 3.2 Ghz northwood with HT, buy it then sell it to me :-).

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