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Prescott or Turion?

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well im saving up this summer for a major upgrade to my P4. in my sig, u can c i was hoping to replace it with a turion.

 

now a new option presents itself...i was wondering if i could get the Lanparty Pro875B(if i can find one) get the same RAM, and spend the money i would normally hav spent on the CPU on a peltier and some good cooling...and a tagan 480. how far dyu think id b able to pull my 2.8GHz prescott on that board, i hear prescotts will OC as far as ya want them to lol...

 

well thanks

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well thanks liltechdude...

 

i kinda do want to OC this P4...i think itd b a bit more fun then OCin a turion...plus i might get a bit farther...i dunno im still deciding.

 

does this board hav any problems with any of the SATA/IDE/AGP locks?

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Make sure to get the 875B Rev B as the Rev A does not properly support the Prescott processors.

 

There are certain revisions of the Prescott CPU which do not clock very well - no matter what board you put them on. I would get the scode from the CPU you have and search the forums (and other sources) for other user's experiences with the particular stepping CPU you currently own.

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ok thanks...ill rememebr this for wen i OC the prescott, since ive decided to go Turion64. and i was plannin on the RevB....isnt there somthin wrong with the RevA voltages also? well thanks.

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Hello,

 

For overclocking, I would not choose Turion64. Myself and a member on another forum attempted to overclock an MT-34, and no matter how much voltage was used, we weren't able to get them stable past ~2.6GHz. For what a Turion64 costs, you can buy an Athlon64 Venice/San Diego, which will overclock much better. If you really want to stick with Socket 754, Shentech.com carries 3400+ and 3700+ mobiles which are based on the San Diego E4 core.

 

3400+ - http://www.shentech.com/amn3400bkx5bu.html

3700+ - http://www.shentech.com/amn3700bkx5bu.html

 

However for a HTPC or low power system Turion64 is great. I'm currently running my MT-34 passively with only the power supply fan for cooling. 38-39*C load ([email protected]), lol. :D

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