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    P4 2.26 533FSB > P4 2.4 800FSB HT - Worth it?

    I've currently got a 2.26 P4 with 133/533FSB and no hyperthreading.

    Is it worth upgrading to a 2.4 800FSB with hyperthreading?

    My memory is Crucial DDR400, dual channel.

    Price for the 2.4 would be about £45 minus whatever i could sell the 2.26 for

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    probably not worth it.....why dont you clock your 2.2?

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    nah.. you're better off clocking it to 3Ghz..
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    I would probably do it if it will only cost you £45 and I'm sure you could sell the 2.26 for around half that. The jump to 800FSB means quite a nice bandwith increase too and don't most of the 2.4Cs clock well?

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    My 2.26 will only go upto 2.8

    I'd guess with a 2.4 i'd get 3Ghz?

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    What motherboard is this on? 845 and lower chipsets only support 533mhz fsb

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    the 2.4c's go really high. my motherboard is the only thing stopping 3.4ghz stable.

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    Its on a gigabyte GA 8IPE1000 Pro-G. Its a 865 with memory booster which i think makes it a 875 pretty much.

    Might well go for it when i've got my bank account set up

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    Sell the lot and get a 64bit machine?

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    Not looking to do that yet. To be honest, the only game i reguarly play is farcry online and very occasionally NFSU2. Might get CS Source sometime though.

    So basically it works pretty well as it is but if this is worth the small amount of money i might go for it

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    I would not bother, you wont see that big and improvement. The 2.4 does not have hyper threading either. Save your money, when are ready to replace motherboard and processor then spend the money in one go.

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    The 2.4 does have HT.

    I would say HT is well worth it. The price for the upgrade after selling yours will be pretty small. I would go for it.

    Not to mention you should easily see 3.0ghz from the 2.4 with no effort.

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    I decided to leave it then end, going to spend the money on a new (Much needed) soundcard

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    I've got the 2.4c running at 3Ghz on mine and thats on a uatx board which tend to be poor at overclocking... alot of people manage 3.4 + out of the 2.4 c chip. With regards to HT... the main thing I notice is that the PC runs games better whilst running edonkey. What sound card are you going for... the audigy range are among the best I have come across, but I'm no real expert.

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    It was really tempting at £40 but i'm not really into overclocking because i want my pc quiet which means less heat.

    I'll be going for either an x-mystique or m-audio revolution as a soundcard. Audigy seem to be best at games but not as good for music

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    The 2.4 - 3 overclock doesn't seem to generate too much heat, I went from 31 un overclocked to 36 overclocked without changing the fan speed (I am using the dell dimension heatsink and 92mm fan). Yeah... I only use soundcards for games so thats why the audigy does for me

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