How much difference between these 2 CPUs

  Killo Bite 10:06 23 Feb 2007

Intel P4 Northwood 2.8Ghz 533Mhz FSB with 512Kb cache against a Intel P4E Prescot 3.0GHz 800FSB 1MB Cache could someone tell me would there be a big difference in performance as the prices are £12 difference is it work the extra £12

Thanks in advance

  gudgulf 10:12 23 Feb 2007

A lot depends on what you intend to use the pc for and whether your motherboard supports 800FSB.

A bit more information please.

  Why wont it work 10:50 23 Feb 2007

The Prescott will run quite a bit hotter, but it would also have hyperthreading which the northwood would not. This would make it better for multi-tasking, or just make general computing smoother. It also has the higher clockspeed. A gudgulf said though, it depends on what your motherboard can support.

  Killo Bite 10:53 23 Feb 2007

ASRock P4i65g so its worth the extra to get more from it. Thanks gudgulf & Why wont it work

Prescott wins

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