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Old 06-04-2005, 02:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2.6 P4 (northwood) vs. 2.66 Celeron D

I currently have a 2.66 Celeron D 330 (2.66 ghz) and I have the chance to get a P4 2.6 ghz processor for $75.

Is there much difference between these two processors? I dont do much gaming but I do alot of multi-tasking and development stuff. Would this processor make a big difference in video encoding?

Basically, would this be a wise upgrade or would their be any noticable difference? Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2005, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, big differences. the northwood would be much better
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After doing some research it sounds like this is a very overclockable chip. So maybe that would be my best option.
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Old 06-04-2005, 02:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the p4 is wayy worth the $75......
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get the northwood, the 2.4 and 2.6c's are great overclockers
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Northwoods are great CPUS, even though they can get a lil hot. But it will smoke the smeleron so yea, 75$ is well worth it.
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yeah, i heard they were more efficient that Presscotts.
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Yer defo worth buyin the P4, even without OC you should notice an improvement.
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Wow... I thought that since it was a Celeron D and not just Celeron that it wouldnt be that big of a difference but I guess maybe I should make the switch.
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