Quote Originally Posted by chriscorv5
3.4E e-being the prescott?, i was reading on some where eles that the prescott is slower than the old 3.4 is this bs?
Well it scales differently, when you compare both chips at 3.2 the Prescott barely manages to break even, however when you clock past 3.4, 3.6, 3.8, etc, it gains more speed and surpasses a NW running at the same clocks. This is Intel's master plan and is working exactly like the Northwoods did when they were introduced.

And Wiggo, no one was talking about budget here, he is obviously looking into a high end processor in which only high end cooling would be best to get the most out of it.