dinoshan

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Hi guys, could you help me on this? I just bought a processor,(after i've given up searching for 2.6-3.0 C types),finally got my hands on brand new one quite unexpectedly. Now i'm not sure whether it's worth the price. It's around US220.But my mobo only supports up to C and i'm currently using celeron 2.4.

My first question should I return the processor or just keep it?

It's tray version, and I've yet to install it. If i use my celeron HSF would there be a problem on overclocking?

I checked the intel website, says the processor is D1 stepping. But how do I check the id numbers? All it gives is the box numbers, while the numbers on my processor does not match. I'm asking this because if i want to rma then i'll need something to work on it right?
Furthermore,I want to check whether the 3yrs waranty is good as the shop said.If not i'm gonna return it .

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P4Man

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>t's around US220

$220 ? you are joking I hope, or mistyping ? If not, very much NOT worth it (lists for $130-$150 on pricewatch, which is still not that cheap for the performance it gives you).

>My first question should I return the processor or just keep
> it?

For that much money ? return it. For ~$100 or so, I'd keep it.

>If i use my celeron HSF would there be a problem on
>overclocking?

Do'nt expect miracles then.




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The speed difference between the P4 and they Celery is huge. I dont think you will need to OC at all.

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Plenty is drying up. I've been offered $200.00 for my used 3.0C. That would give me a nice 25% profit over what I paid for it 18 months ago. The newer 2.6C's don't overclock like the old ones. A P4 3.0C with MO stepping would cost you a fortune right now. I'll keep my D1 anyway as a back-up while I switch over to the Clawhammer.

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Cybercraig

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Sorry Wusy. I just don't want to part with it right now. I will when I build a dual-core machine later. I'm just not seeing much of a reason to go jump on one right now. Call it the CPU doldrums. :lol:


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endyen

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Aren't you a Canuck? Anitec has the 2.8 for $250can <A HREF="http://www.anitec.ca/?mode=product_detail&pid=858&mcid=2" target="_new">http://www.anitec.ca/?mode=product_detail&pid=858&mcid=2</A>
 

dinoshan

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thanks for all the advice guys. I went to return the processor, and the shop owner was there. He reduced the price to US185 after i unsuccessfully tried to return it. Considering it new, do you think it's worth it now? So now I save about 35bucks. Thanks guys.