What's the difference (P4)?

By cfitzarl
Sep 19, 2006
  1. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    One is open box and one is OEM. Thats it. They have the same model number.
  2. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    The RoHS version uses the same power as the other ones but it has less lead. Personally I don't like RoHS components because the lack of a lead coating on electrical contacts increases the possibility of "tin wiskers" small fragments of metal from contacts that can cause a short, electrical current can cause these "wiskers" to be come longer so even if the component works initially these "tin wiskers" may cause future problems.
  3. johnmayo

    johnmayo Banned Posts: 61

    one is open box..which there is not a waranty...and its cheaper..i got a open box from come with nothing fans, papers, anything..just the cpu
    but i woulnnt get the open box because after shipping the open box will just be 5 dollars less..
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,975   +9

    I'll probably get the New one, although I need help finding a cooler (there are so many of them). In my experiences with building computers, I have never had to pick out a fan, so....
  5. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    here are some good coolers. (with a prescott you'll need a good cooler)

    I also recomend some Artic Silver thermal compound
  6. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,975   +9

    Thank you for the reply!
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