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    athlon v pentium 4

    hi

    have this at moment:

    xp2500 barton unlocked

    2 x 256 twinmos ram

    abit a7nfs v2 mobo

    stable at stock 2200mhz.

    i fancy trying a p4 setup, would it be worth it and would it cost me loads of cash.

    also, how much would that lot go for in a trade/sale scenario?

    just a thought as only pentium i've ever used is work p2 and my old mans 166mmx - yes, it's still going strong!

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    First of all a P4 plus a good mobo would coast around 420.00 US

    3ghz + gigabyte 8knxp or Asus deluxe And yes I think it would be worth it! I love mine!

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    Or if you're planning to overclock a lot - an abit IC7-G or MAX3 (the asus has a bug whereby it will not overvolt the processor by very much at all). I personnaly use the IC7-G at home and the Asus P4C800 Deluxe at work.

    P4s are nowhere near as cheap as an equivilent athlon chip. But I have always found them to be easier to set up, solid support and very, very stable (though only on intel chipsets and of course YMMV).
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    It would cost you a lot of money, and if you got the equvilent system to your athlon you wouldnt notice any difference i wouldnt have thought. So it would cost you lots of money for not much performance gain.

    But if you have the money, and are planning a large upgrade anyway (dont see why you would) then it probably has a bigger purpose.
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    "Upgrading" to a P4 would not be worth it. What you have is by no means slow, getting a P4 would jsut mena spending laot of money for a negligible perfromance increase in most things.

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    Not worth it at the moment i'd say. As has been said a p4 system to beat what you have is going to coat a lot and probably wont leave you with much of an upgrade path.

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    Everythings said already, no use doing it...
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    loads of people do these stupid threads

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    I think upgrading to a XP-M when you have a nice XP is pointless really.. if you aren't after being xtreme

    You might get up to 300 extra megahurtz (oh sorry, that's an intel term, MHz I ment), but it will cost you some of your hard earned money aswell...
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    thanks for the replies guys. i thought it but have read a fair bit about new p4's but i may just upgrade my memory as it wont o/c above the 200 fsb at all.

    this is apparently because of my memory.

    what should i go for mem wish to really push it up? i have a nice aero7 lite fan which is running slowly at present.

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    What temp are you getting with your XP2500+ ?
    To be honest, I am not sure if its really worth to get extra RAM just to push another 100-200mhz. I don't really see an XP2500+ hit 2.4Ghz on air (not saying its impossible, just not very likely). 2.3Ghz is more realistic, but unless you really don't know what to do with your money, I wouldn't bother getting new RAM for such a small increase.

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    i can hit 2.4 on air...

    but it takes 2 volts and makes me a nice toasty 45C!!

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    My XP2500+ runs fine on my xity A7N8X-X (not Dlx) at 2500MHz with 1,85v at some cool 40ºC , just throw a Volcano 12 or another good cooler on it ... the PIV is just too expensive nowadays as a performance platform :S

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    As you can see in the sig got my xp2500-m @ 2.6GHz @ 1.95v 42c with a slk-947U and a vantec tornado 92mm @7v. Some sweet clocking, oh yeaaaaaaah.

    Suprised theres been no major fan boy manouvers in this thread yet

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    Well my P4 Runs at 73C at full load, and It's not OC! To be relistic I think you should save your money and buy the P4 Extream! It whops all the AMDs! And thats just what youd expect from a Extreamly priced CPU

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