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Overclock a Northwood 2.2 or step up to Prescott?

By Chris 96 WS6
Jul 31, 2006
  1. Just looking for some opinions.

    I currently have a Socket 478 P4 Northwood 2.2GHZ CPU, 400mhzFSB. I believe I can overclock it relatively safely up to 2.93ghz.

    I have an ASUS mobo, so this is technically free. My other choice is to upgrade to a Prescott 3ghz and get the 800fsb and 1mb L2 cache, but it will run consideralbly hotter.
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    a 700 mhz overclock is not going to leave the northwood cool. I would opt for the 3.ghz prescott.
     
  3. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Would you say Prescott is cool (as in temps)? Or isn't he planning to overclock it?
     
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    From what I read he plans on either overclocking the nortthwood or getting a Prescott and running it at stock speeds.
     
  5. Chris 96 WS6

    Chris 96 WS6 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    That's Correct.
     
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