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Celeron D or P4 NW

By cowdude
Mar 2, 2009
  1. I am using the P4V88. I went from a Celeron D 2.66 533 FSB to a P4 2.4 800fsb
    NW 512 L2 800 FSB HT. I have read that when you OC the FSB on this board it boosts everything. I am wondering if I should go back to the 2.66, but I loose the 800 FSB and gain double the L2 cache. and I get a 2.2 ghz speed gain.Is my memory going to bottleneck at the 533 FSB running Dual channel?
    Celeron or P4 ? any thoughts on this would be helpful,
    Thanks in advance
    I can't afford to upgrade my board yet, but I will I know it's old
    specs
    P4V88
    XP pro SP3
    2= 1gig PNY PC 3200
    WD 1200JB
    SP1203N
    PNY FX 5900SE
    Antec 500w PSU
    C-Media CM8738 audio card
    onboard lan
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,922   +167

    Is my memory going to bottleneck at the 533 FSB running Dual channel?

    Yes,
    wait until you can upgrade your motherboard
     
  3. cowdude

    cowdude TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thnx for the info. I am running a P4 2.4 800fsb. I changed from the 2.66 and remember why. The celeron has 256k L2 and the P4 is 512k
    I am sticking with the P4 untill I can get a new board. I want to bump the cpu FSB without the rest going with it.
    I needed a second opinion about the 533/800 difference on the ram.
     
  4. cowdude

    cowdude TS Rookie Topic Starter

    correction on first post.

    The Celeron D 2.66 has 256k L2 and is 533 FSB
    The P4 2.4 Northwood has 512k L2 and is 800 FSB
    I had my facts wrong when I posted.
    I will be pulling this and going to LGA 775 PCI-E 16

    Thanks for the info though
     
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