NorthWood VS. Prescott - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-17-2004, 11:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 821
Default

Yeah....if you wanna go on ahead and get the Prescott, I'm not stopping you, just make sure you got some gooooood cooling stuff to go along with it. Oh yea, the reason my cpu and mobo temps were in the 50sC just idle was because they sat in a ver tight spot...now they sit on top of my desk and there was a 7-9 degree drop. Yah!!! =)
__________________

Regulus is offline  
Old 09-17-2004, 11:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 415
Send a message via AIM to Icedragon Send a message via Yahoo to Icedragon
Default

I heard that you really dont get the full potential of the Prescott until you have the 3.6 chip, so go with Northwood for now until Prescott hits the 3.6 mark.
__________________

__________________
PC Specs:

Intel Pentium 4 3.2 ghz 800 FSB
Abit IC7-G 875p
Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB 256 Bit
2x512MB Ultra PC3200 DDR400
Soundblaster Live
Maxtor 40GB 7,200 RPM HDD
Lian-Li PC65 Case
Icedragon is offline  
Old 09-18-2004, 12:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 35
Send a message via AIM to sethduncan Send a message via Yahoo to sethduncan
Default

I would say go with the northwood unless you're going all out with the 3.6 just as ICEDRAGON said. I have a 2.8 Northwood, and it's sitting right now at 90F, and these puppies can overclock like nobody's business without getting too hot.
sethduncan is offline  
Old 09-18-2004, 10:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 303
Send a message via ICQ to mdshort Send a message via AIM to mdshort Send a message via Yahoo to mdshort
Default

Northwood is definitely better, theres a 3.4 Northwood processor out, and its cheaper than the Prescott.

Besides Northwoods are the best processors if you wanna get into overclocking.

EDIT:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-169&depa=1

Theres the most recent on that site anyways, BE WARNED, MAY PIERCE YOUR WALLET... lol
__________________

__________________
\"With every rise, there is a fall.\"

Need a good cheap host? Click Here
mdshort is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.