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  P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz) 
 
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Rob Blume Sep 26, 2003, 11:58am EDT Report Abuse
There's only a twenty difference in price, so is there much difference in performance between these two chips, considering the higher FSB of the 2.4?


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ray Stephens Sep 26, 2003, 05:27pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
Wow touch choice, but if you have some PC-3200 or better and an 800MHz FSB motherboard then the 2.6/533 should be able to be adjusted to 2.6/800 by adjusting the Multilier and FSB from 19.5X133 to 13X200, but that really is a toss up. I am not familiar with the overclockability of that specific CPU.

rob gardner Sep 26, 2003, 06:37pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
p4 u cant adjust the Multilier, just the fsb. The 800mhz side bus is much better then 533. but like ray said you need at least pc3200 ram . pc3500, 3700 and 4000 if you are oc'ing would be better but 3200 even in oc'ing is ok you just have to have the ram run slower then the fsb. from my expiernce p4 (c) the 800 sidebus version oc's better then the 533 or the 400fsb version. so $20 is def. worth the upgrade for pure speed and oc'ing potential. even without oc'ing 800fsb is still a better choice

ray Stephens Sep 26, 2003, 06:41pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
Can't adjust the multiplier? Someone told me that once before but they said it could be unlock... that is besides the point. If you can't, then Rob is right, the 800MHz FSB is better.

rob gardner Sep 26, 2003, 06:50pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
if you can unlock the Multilier on a p4 , i would love to know how, i've had a 2.0, a 2.66 and now a 2.4c all on diff. motherboards and its always been locked in the bios, but if its possible to do it that would be awesome

Rob Blume Sep 27, 2003, 03:48am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
Thanks for that,so the 800 Mhz makes all the difference? That's the chip that's 20 pounds, or approx. $40 less than the 2.6! :)

Jose Garcia Oct 11, 2003, 02:06am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
800Mhz FSB is the way to go. Get the memory and Mobo to match, and you wont regret it. I recomend an Abit ic7

Back about a year ago I was running an Intel 1.8ghz on a Soyo Dragon mobo with 512mb 333mhz. It was a decent setup. Come march 03, I upgraded to an intel 2.8ghz (non hyperthreading) with 512mb 400mhz ECC memory and a Abit IC7 mobo. Very good performance from this setup.

Well, I had some cash laying around and decided to splurge. I upgraded to an Intel 3.0ghz HT cpu and more memory for a total of 1ghz ECC 400mhz memory.

The jump from 2.8 to 3.0HT was amazing. The 3.0 is just full of raw power.

I push my system alot, and this combo has no problem with it. At one point during my testing/pusing of this system, I had about 30mb to go on a 1gb download, the DvD "Die another day" was playing, I was recording a 400mb CDR of pictures and video clips, I had some music playing in the backround with music match...AND just for kicks, I had an adult mpeg playing in windows xp media player...oh yea, not to mention that I was editing a 30mb scan of petra nemcova in Photoshop.

Two thumbs up to intel. I can't wait till 64bit computing is out of the diapers.

Rodney Armstrong Oct 11, 2003, 02:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
Jose,

I agree.

P4C 3.0 @ 225FSB
1 gig Corsair XMS4000 (500Mhz) memory
Geforce FX 5900 Ultra
2 x WD Raptor 10,000 rpm SATA in raid 0 on the ICH5 controller
Abit IC7-G
Oh and a WD 80 gig SE drive for storage purposes
This is the most amazing system I have ever had.
Never before could I run a distributed folding program in the background, and play the 3D online game Everquest at the same time.

Yeah 64 bit computing is in diapers.... as my system exceeds every benchmark they have run on the Athalon 64 so far.

I am going to build a A64 system in awhile, just waiting for it ot mature a bit, and work the bugs out of the BIOS and such. And what the heck, I am actually waiting for a 64 bit OS to come out, and 64 bit apps... Till they are there, it isn't worth building one yet, as the P4C is still king.

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Oct 11, 2003, 04:28am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
Ud Have to find Out How to unlock the P4 but then u can buy one From Intel but price is higher than normal.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Oct 11, 2003, 04:32am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
Well remember this the AMD is starting over again with the lower clock rate but wait until further releases then ud wish u had a system like that, but ur forgetting there is another AMD Athalon 64 out there and it is called FX

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Oct 11, 2003, 04:33am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
Id Buy the P4C800 Deluxe, with an ASUS Radeon 9800 Pro XT vid card.(that sucker looks tight and mean)

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
juan gonzalez Nov 07, 2005, 03:33pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
hello I am new to this forum but im looking for instructions on how to overclick my pc. It is a 2.66Mghz P4, 1gb Ram @ 3200mghz and board intel up to 800fsb.... any suggestions please?

John Alabata Nov 07, 2005, 03:44pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: P4 2.6 (533 Mhz) v. P4 2.4 (800Mhz)
yep thats was the best overclockabled Intel processor back in the day. If that is a northwood core. Good choice 800FSB



 

    
 
 

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