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    Exclamation DFI Mobo and Pentium 4 Prescott?

    Ok, i've have researched for months and months on parts and makes and everything and I finally actually have the money to build the computer that i want. However, the mobo that i have chosen may/may not be compatible with the processor that i have chosen because it has a prescott core, and apparently there are a crazy amount of compatibility issues with prescott cores. Well, i checked the compatibility chart on DFI's website, and it listed the pentium 4 3.0 ghz on it. However, i believe that the cpu with the prescott core is called the 3.0E Ghz, which was absent from the list. I emailed DFI's tech support, and recieved no answer in the space of a week. Does anyone know if they are compatible? I am interested in the 865pe lanparty just for your information, and any help would be greatly appreciated. The following links are the parts that I am considering.

    MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-128&depa=0

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-171&depa=0

    Thanks in advance, Malikai

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    Default Re: DFI Mobo and Pentium 4 Prescott?

    There is a BIOS update for that mainboard to handle Prescotts but I'd prefer to go with a P4C 2.8 or 3.0 on that mainboard as they will give you better performance clock for clock over the P4E and with much less heat produced.

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    Default Re: DFI Mobo and Pentium 4 Prescott?

    The only reason i chose that processor over the northwood core equivilent is because it has 1024 L2 cache and the northwood core has 512. I figured that more is better, and will give me better performance, but a friend of mine just got this CPU and is having a major headache with the heat. He was idling at 55C last night, which is horrible. I still dont know what to do, and i was comparing a similar priced athlon to it, but the P4 kills it. Does anyone have a site with comparisons that says otherwise? Also, is it worth it to go with the prescott core just for the extra L2 cache? Thanks again.

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    Default Re: DFI Mobo and Pentium 4 Prescott?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malikai_Ravnsyn
    The only reason i chose that processor over the northwood core equivilent is because it has 1024 L2 cache and the northwood core has 512. I figured that more is better, and will give me better performance, but a friend of mine just got this CPU and is having a major headache with the heat. He was idling at 55C last night, which is horrible. I still dont know what to do, and i was comparing a similar priced athlon to it, but the P4 kills it. Does anyone have a site with comparisons that says otherwise? Also, is it worth it to go with the prescott core just for the extra L2 cache? Thanks again.
    You should check out this Anandtech article. Not only does the Northwood with less cache manage to beat the 3.0E, but so does the Athlon 64 3200, which is about the same price. Sure, the P4s beat the crap out of it in encdoing, but it wins a fair amound of the synthetic system benchmarks and all of the real-world. Athlon 64s are better than there Pentium 4 equivelents in general system performance, in games, and in compiling. The high-end (Athlon 64 FX) ones are even better in encoding, for the most part. There is no Pentium 4 that doesn't have a better Athlon 64 price equivelent (or Athlon XP if you go really cheap). Unless you're into encoding more than gaming, get an Athlon 64.
    Last edited by Yawgm0th; 07-29-2004 at 06:19 AM.

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