Any Good Processor?

By MightyKing
Jul 27, 2007
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  1. Hi, I have a Pentium 4 Dual Core 1.8GHz


    I would like to upgrade it, but I don't know what to upgrade it to. I would like a fast processor that can split up the tasks so it runs faster and also one that has around 2.5 - 3.8 or higher Ghz.

    Any suggestions?
  2. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy Newcomer, in training Posts: 205

    we need to know a few things about your current system.

    1. is it a custom build, or is it manufactured (hp, dell, ect)
    2. if it is custom, what kind of motherboard does it have?
    3. I don't think there is a dual core pentium 4. Did you mean pentium D?
  3. thehacker

    thehacker TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 176

    i think u r taking about Core 2 Duo 1.86 Ghz becoz Pentium D doesnot come in 1. 8 ghz configuration.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Didnt know they made p4 dual cores. Sign me up for that, how hot does it run?
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    @OP, it's probably a Pentium D. Use Everest Home Edition or SIW (Google for them) to tell us your current CPU specs and your motherboard's brand and model number or your PC's model number, whichever is appropriate. And do keep in mind that modern processors run at 1.86-2.2GHz and are amongst the most powerful available. Higher frequencies don't always mean better performance. A Pentium D 3.2GHz will have its *** whooped by an entry level Core 2 Duo at 1.8GHz.
  6. MightyKing

    MightyKing Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Hahah damn i feel stupid now.

    Sorry, yes its an Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.80Ghz
    It's manufactured HP

    Operating System
    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium

    PC
    Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 04
    Product Name: P6324A-ABA 750C

    Motherboard
    Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    Model: P4B266LA

    CPU
    CPU: Intel Pentium 4
    Cpu Socket: Socket 478 [PGA 478]


    Is that ok? Tell me if i missed something.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    Your motherboard only supports Northwood and Williamette core CPUs with a 400MHz FSB. I didn't find any Pentium 4s on Newegg or TigerDirect but I did find this on Newegg. It's likely more crappy than your current one though but I'm not really sure, let's see what others have to say on the matter. You can probably get one on ZipZoomFly coz the site doesn't seem to open for me (wierd :S). Other than that, you're generally going to have a hard time finding a suitable processor and will have to end up buying one from eBay or the like. :(
  8. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy Newcomer, in training Posts: 205

  9. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

  10. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy Newcomer, in training Posts: 205

    I didn't think so either but if he didn't want to spend the money on a new system that may be the way to go.
  11. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    I didn't even know that the socket 478 supported dual core processors...
     
  12. MightyKing

    MightyKing Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Yeah I see, I guess I'll just have to deal with this CPU in this PC.

    Well I'll just upgrade my other PC:

    ASUS P4C800
    1GB RAM
    120GB HardDrive
    RADEON 9800 128mb
    Pentium 3.0 GHz
  13. MightyKing

    MightyKing Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    sry for double post, THANK you all.
  14. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9


    They don't :suspiciou ..... or else, I need to do some more research :p .
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,586   +863

    Lucky Seven......!

    Newegg shows 7 socket 478 processors up to a 3Ghz Prescott P4.
    The Celeron 2.5Ghz mentioned above, (to me anyway), doesn't seem like it would be as good as the P4 which is already in the machine. The Celeron's cache sizes (in socket 478 models), really cripples them.
    This P4 Northwood 2.5Ghz would be an improvement, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116215
    but the 478 socket machines are really a dead end.
  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    That Northwood would probably be the best upgrade. I'd rather buy that than a crappy Celeron.
  17. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    I wouldn't do anything to a socket 478. Retire the comp.
  18. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy Newcomer, in training Posts: 205

    his board won't take that processor since it only takes a 400fsb...
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,586   +863

    Oh, Dear.......

    Sorry, that makes the situation worse than I thought, which was merely hopeless, (until now).
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