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Prescott??

By Trish
Mar 2, 2005
  1. Hello....I am looking to upgrade and I am trying to understand the different between a normal P4 and Prescott P4. From what I have read, the Prescott is suppose to be faster.

    I really don't understand, because for $349 you can get a 'Intel Socket 775 Pentium 4 3.2GHZ 800MHZ FSB CPU'

    However for $325 you get a Intel S478 Pentium 4 3.2EGhz 800FSB Prescott HT CPU

    As you can see, both are 3.2Ghz, so if the Prescott is suppose to be a faster and better processor, why is it cheaper??? Does anyone recommend the Prescott over the normal P4....are there any problems with the Prescott??? I am kinda only starting out in this kinda stuff, so go easy...Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Killer_Byte

    Killer_Byte TS Rookie Posts: 21

  3. RealBlackStuff

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  4. luvhuffer

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  5. Trish

    Trish TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the replys...it makes more sense now...As for the prices, I am in Australia, so that's why my prices seemed a bit high :approve:

    Anyway, I think I'll go with the 775...thanks again everyone..very quick responses :grinthumb
     
  6. fishhookz

    fishhookz TS Rookie Posts: 79

    But you would need a s775 mobo for a s775 cpu.
     
  7. Trish

    Trish TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeh that's cool....I'm upgrading everything except for the hard drive and DVD Burner (almost a whole new computer)
     
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Be aware that you will have to reinstall everything, when you change mobos!
    Guess that's where the DVD-burner comes in handy...
     
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