Originally posted by Jeffrock
If you are choosing between the Prescott and Northwood, get the Northwood. As stated b4 they run cooler and you can overclock the heck out of them. My bud has the Prescott, it runs the same as mine, except at a hotter temp.
Yeah, you can overclock them to achieve Prescott speed, and get the same heat..
I have never had an Intel chip that didn't overclock well for me. However, I have a friend that burnt up two AMD Athlons (K7).
Originally posted by TheMajor
Get the AMD64. Its future proof. As soon as they will release 64bit software and WindowsXP64 it will outperform the others.
Or get the P4 Prescott HT if you aren't interested in using 64 bit software in the future.
"Basically": if your looking for speed in 64bit programs+OS... go for the AMD64!
else, go for P4.
So your saying you can move a 64 bit line of code, faster than something half the size of it? No, I don't believe it will be "faster", but I do believe that will allow it to address larger polls of memory.