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    Talking 2.4c or 2.6c

    Questions i can finaly go get my new computer i am not sure if i should get the 2.4c or 2.6. in terms of overclocking and so on.. 2.4 will reach 3.0? or would i be better off with the 2.6 if am aiming for 3ghz? thanks for the advice...

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    I would say go for a 2.4 because i have read a fair few reviews of the chip and they have all manged to take it to 3ghz easily usually more hope this helps
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    You shouldn't have any problem getting 3.0Ghz from the current crop of 2.4c and you save a bit of money
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    As usual the slower rated CPUs using the same core are all genrally much more capable, all P4C should hit 3.0ghz quite easily, only diff would be the FSB speed as this is what you have to raise to get the o/c. So the only reasons to get the 2.6ghz model would be for guaranteed 2.6ghz operation, MAY need less voltage per ghz and a higher multiplier means you are less likely to find the mobo, FSB or RAM limiting your o/c and may even keep the RAM in sync.

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    Another vote for the 2.4c, cracking little overclockers

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    evil,

    my 2.6 P4C is running at just under 3.3GHz 1:1 bus 252MHz, and on air too (Zalman). Decent memory is the key - Adata PC4000 is cheap and does the trick.

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    my 2.4 is running @ 3.36 @ 1.575v on air with h/t enabled

    another vote for a 2.4C

    this baby is going in a vapo to get me 4Ghz +

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    im running 3.4 on my 2.4 with 280 fsbx4(1120fsb) just fine at about 95F at full load(water temp). i can do that all day long...i herd ppl with OCZ ram can get up to 1200fsb/3.6 Ghz on a 2.4 ...just fine...lol 2.4P4C is the best chip for o/cing around...
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    Originally posted by ZEROKOOL
    ...lol 2.4P4C is the best chip for o/cing around...
    Apart from the 1700+ JUIHN of course
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    Yes those TbredB XP1700+ really are amazing. The £40 chip often yields perf of a £300 chip and thanks to an unlocked multiplier you can tweak it for optimal perf rather than having to guess what your chip (and other components) can do in advance. XP1700+ often yield a good 70% o/c, P4C 2.4ghz often yield a 33% o/c but of course the P4 has the edge in perf and HT makes things silky smooth in general use too. The current AMD favourite Barton XP2500+ often hits XP3200+ speed with little effort, but that just under a 30% o/c so the P4C 2.4 does win the o/c'ing battle there ... Barton's still nice as the £70 CPU can often exceed the £350 CPU.
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    2.4C, or a 2nd hand 2.6C

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    i sold a 2nd (2 week old 2.6C) for £135
    and got a 2nd 2.4C for £105 which does:
    3.36Ghz @ 1.575V stock cooling with HT on
    or 3.5Ghz with HT off on air also.

    2.4C is the way to go

    i had an xp1700 @ 2.75Ghz in a vapo
    (did 2.4 on air)

    id take the 3.36 over the amd 2.4 anyday.

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    I'd expect the P4 @ 3.3ghz with HT 275x4=1100FSB (or 3.5ghz no HT 292x4=1167FSB) to be preferable to an AthlonXP3500+ (2.4ghz 400FSB) but then the added cost of going the P4 route wouldn't justify the expense to me (Dabs) ...

    P4C 2.4ghz £150 (stock cooler good enough?)
    i875P mobo £100 (cheapest not necessarily best for o/c)
    512MB PC4000 £116 (cheap Adata from CPUcity)
    TOTAL £366

    AthlonXP1700+ £40
    Volcano 11+ £15
    nForce2 mobo £40 (£60 if you want the 5% boost of DC)
    512MB PC3200 £68 (TwinMOS from CPUcity)
    TOTAL £163-183

    That's more than twice the price for the core components. BTW what do you prefer, 3.3ghz+HT or 3.5ghz without?

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    Originally posted by Austin
    I'd expect the P4 @ 3.3ghz with HT 275x4=1100FSB (or 3.5ghz no HT 292x4=1167FSB) to be preferable to an AthlonXP3500+ (2.4ghz 400FSB) but then the added cost of going the P4 route wouldn't justify the expense to me (Dabs) ...

    P4C 2.4ghz £150 (stock cooler good enough?)
    i875P mobo £100 (cheapest not necessarily best for o/c)
    512MB PC4000 £116 (cheap Adata from CPUcity)
    TOTAL £366

    AthlonXP1700+ £40
    Volcano 11+ £15
    nForce2 mobo £40 (£60 if you want the 5% boost of DC)
    512MB PC3200 £68 (TwinMOS from CPUcity)
    TOTAL £163-183

    That's more than twice the price for the core components. BTW what do you prefer, 3.3ghz+HT or 3.5ghz without?
    lolo i like the breakdown, but i prefer the 3.36 with HT on for the sandra benchies
    to tell you the truth i probs wont notice the difference between a 2.4C stock or it 3.36 O/C

    but i like the power

    this should be the real P4 split

    Abit IS7-E £78
    Intel Pentium 4 2400 (HT,RET,800) £141 (inc stock)
    Geil® 512MB Ultra Plat. DDR PC3500 433MHz (using 5:4, cheaper mem would do with tighter timings ) £97
    £316

    the gap is smaller now

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    Heh ... you know I'm just jealous LOL!

    Abit IS7-E is i865PE but does save you £20 ... much like getting the nForce 400 vs nForce2 Ultra400 and the perf diff is about the same (both lose 5%ish to their more expensive brother).

    PS. I hate Geil, would much rather have faster rated Adata for £19 more but then we all have our prefs. Anyway thank goodness for o/c'ing, yippee!

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    just out of interest, Austin listed the nf2 mobo at £40... ummm.. where from exactly? Coz at that price seems a real steal.
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