Kanavit

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my review of the prescott 3.0e. i just upgraded from a P4 2.8B northwood which didn't have hyperthreading enabled. I am using the same mobo,and video card. My ram is new DDR400(PC3200) from DDR333(PC2700). All i can say is wow, Aquamark3 went from 40.700fps to 42.801fps!! PCmark04 went from 3,900 to 4,660! Great processor, despite everyone says. btw, my temps are nice and toasty 47c idle and 63c full load with stock intel cooler.

Prescott 3.0E
1GB PC 3200 Dual channel
Asus P4P800 Bios 1016
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
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phial

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the increase in speed is probably from the 200FSB at a 1:1 ratio with your ram, and the 200mhz+HT increase with the processor itself, not from the fact that its a Prescott..


not that I wanna bash your new CPU, it definately seems to be working good for you

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Now imagine how happy you would have been if you'd gotten a 3.0C!

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very true, i would probably. but i'm happier with the prescott. the gaming performance seems really smoother ,and 1mb L2 really is cool. even if it's more latency than the northwood 512kb L2.

Prescott 3.0E 1MB L2 HT
1GB PC 3200 Dual channel(PAT)
Asus P4P800 Bios 1016
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
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If you bought it, then you've nicely wasted your money.

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very true, i would probably. but i'm happier with the prescott. the gaming performance seems really smoother ,and 1mb L2 really is cool. even if it's more latency than the northwood 512kb L2.

yea all dem bigger numbers makes that hollow feeling in your chest not feel as bad after realizing how much spent eh :)

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Nice system and when you get the cash, keep an eye out for some BH-5 or other memory that can run at the tightest timing for best performance at stock speed.

Your sandra buffered tests will go from 4.7k to 5k

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He owned a Duron... he lives in his own little world.

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Kanavit

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Hey thx Fugger, lol

this is truly a good processor. I am enjoying it.

Prescott 3.0E 1MB L2 HT
1GB PC 3200 Dual channel(PAT)
Asus P4P800 Bios 1016
PNY Geforce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3
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phial

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you dont know that

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The comeback of Kavanit! Haaa... The threads with lots of flaming!!! :smile:

Good for you the upgrade, but I would have not upgraded the CPU, from 2.8 to 3.0 even with HT, is not enough to justify the cost. Most of your boost comes from your GPU.

Have you benched your 2.8 vs your 3.0E with the same 6800GT?

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my review of the Celeron 333. i just upgraded from a Celeron 300.I am using the same mobo,and video card (S3 Virge). My ram is new 100 Mhz from 66 MHz. All i can say is <b>wow</b>, Aquamark3 went from 0.235 fps to 0.237 fps!! PCmark04 went from 390 to 410! Great processor, despite everyone says. Celeron rocks! Not bad for the $200 I paid for it on ebay, don't you think ? btw, my temps are nice and toasty 47c idle and 63c full load with stock intel cooler.

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HE HE HE!!! You are so funny!

You have not mention that you ran your benchmarks at a 160x120 resolution with 8bit color depth! :smile:

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IMO its far from being a bad CPU, he just could have invested his money in a smarter way but heck if your happy with it then its all good!

I Must say I love my oced P4c at 40c full load, that P4e reamins one hot CPU!

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The PNY card got you 15 more frames for about $400. The P4e got you 2 more frames for $200. Which was the smarter move?
Not that it really matters, you have a great system there, and if you can afford that kind of cash, a little extra on your air cond, is no big. Now go play.
 

Kanavit

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costed me $399. My 2.8B had no hyperthreading, so it was slower than the 3.0e in Aquamark3. I did not bench the 2.8B with a 6800 GT , sorry guys.

new updated score:58,178
http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=2092229939
lowered timings 3-3-3-7 from 3-4-4-8. And enabled PAT.

Prescott 3.0E 1MB L2 HT
1GB PC 3200 Dual channel(PAT)
Asus P4P800 Bios 1016
PNY Geforce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3
57,397 Aquamarks