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    Performance increase - 3000+ to 146?

    Hi,
    My 3000+ Winchester is capable of 2.2Ghz 24/7 at the moment, with stock cooling.
    Is it worth the upgrade to get a 146 and overclock that? Talking about £40 in upgrade money after I have sold the Winny.
    PiFast is around 58seconds at the moment.
    What do you reckon?

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    depends, obviously if you get a decent 146, that does 2.7 + your laughing for an extra 40 quid, but if your struggling to hit 2.5 your gonna be upset
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    I would say that with an Opty and decent cooling you'll get above 2.5 easy

    Twoud be worth it for the extra cache too
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    If it's just a case of &#163;40 I agree with Kempez, most 146's have managed more than 2.6 which in my books would be worth it and yes can't forget the extra cache.
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    Yes, even 200MHz is pretty huge. It is a great upgrade and you'll be happy you did it. The 1MB cache makes quite a bit of difference as well. Go for it!

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    Well 1Mb doesn't really make a difference, but you should be able to clock it nicely, and for 40quid, you can't go wrong.

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