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Simple upgrade for s478?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lemonadesoda, Dec 16, 2007.

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Which upgrade path? (For office use - not gaming)

  1. Cheap upgrade, 20-30% improvement for $70

    4 vote(s)
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  2. Expensive upgrade, 100% improvement for $700

    9 vote(s)
    69.2%
  1. niko084

    niko084

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    Aww didn't think about the board being 1066... Well could do it... At stock clocks they run pretty close "I know this from personal experience"

    But I can say for certain it would be much better to get away from the P4 all together.
     
  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i'm actually doing this to the girls rig (my housemate), getting her one of the asrock boards and a P4 3.2Ghz (its a presler, not a prescott) - its 800 FSB, at 1066FSB its around 4.2GHz - should do her well til we can get her an allendale :D

    (i'm aiming for 3.5GHz, she only has stock cooling)
     
  3. niko084

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    Getting 1066 out of that chip is the whole new problem...

    Get a basic Core2 unless you are getting the PD for like $30.

    For instance, my e6420 at stock BLEW away my Intel 915D 2.8 @ 4.** more then 2 fold in some instances.
     
  4. Mussels

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    the PD comes free with teh board, trading an AM2 3800+ (single core) for it :)
     

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