September 19th, 2004, 02:22 PM
Prescott or Northwood?
i am buying a new PC and my setup (without spending too much) is based on the ASUS P4P800e deluxe Mobo and a 3GHz Intel P4
Now I am reading that there is P4 prescott and p4 northwood and got completely confused.
which I should go for Pescott or NW???
is the mobo a good choice for 3Ghz system ?
I am not much in overclocking 8maybe 3.2GHz and will use the computer for graphic applications, TC card, Movie making (Pinnacle Studio 8), and quite CPU hungry programs but not much into games.
Your help worths Gold
September 19th, 2004, 10:26 PM
asus p4p800 deluxe
be very carefull when tring to run other cpu on this board.I have same one and asus says it will run others but i have intel celeron D 2.4GHZ FSB 533 and it wont run even with new bios,it seems this board only supports pentium 4 up to 3ghz.On intel web site it says this board does not support celerons over 400mhz.Asus says it does,but neither asus or intel will respond to a question about it.This asus board is the worst I have owned and this cpu intel celeron D is the worst cpu I have used.
September 20th, 2004, 02:13 AM
IMHO, go with the northwood. You'll avoid any compatibility issues, and its probably going to be faster than the prescott for many apps anyway (due to the shorter pipeline). Northwoods also run a bit cooler and thus OC a little easier than Prescotts (with a good cooler).
September 28th, 2004, 11:28 AM
thanks for replying and putting light in my mind !
Originally Posted by karsh44
October 2nd, 2004, 09:57 AM
I wuld go for the prescott!!! it has much more cache! and it is overall faster.... the temperature is no problem! i have a frient thar runs a 3Ghz @ 4Ghz with onley 2 degrees over normal and normal is around 50 at all prescott.... plus that prescott can handle more pressure and tempetature than northwood!
Prescott is eaven more stable!
October 2nd, 2004, 12:32 PM
There are a few apps (Doom 3, for instance) where the larger cache can make up for the longer pipeline in the prescott, but for many uses, a 3ghz Northwood is faster than a 3ghz prescott. Several online comparisons back this up. I'd probably just get whatever is cheaper, since I never use stock heatsinks, so temp wouldn't be a problem.