Talking about intel P4 Prescott CPU's

  Giggle n' Bits 01:27 08 Sep 2006

does anyone happen to know the if there is a difference between a Intel P4 3GHz Prescott v Intel P4 Prescot which states this one has 4E

is the 4E something different to the other prescott I mention above ? Ebuyer has this 4E P4 3.00 OEM

reason I ask friend with no machine (wife took it) he borrowing mine on a rota basis and has a new board but no cpu.

  Giggle n' Bits 01:39 08 Sep 2006

what the P4 2.8GHz with a 533MHz FSB like, would anyone consider these to be sluggish. I remember someone mentioned a Celeron that was a 2.8 533MHz intel and it was a slug.

  hzhzhzhz 08:12 08 Sep 2006

As far as I know, 4E is the official name for the Prescott.

  Giggle n' Bits 10:36 08 Sep 2006

Can anyone else confirm what the 4E means

  Why wont it work 17:26 08 Sep 2006

I thought that the 4E simply denoted the original prescotts,(i think it was to differentiate them from the skt 478 northwoods 4C etc) before the 500 and 600 series prescott.

  DieSse 16:06 10 Sep 2006

*...P4 2.8GHz with a 533MHz FSB like*

P4s are faster than Celerons - basically they have more on-board cache.

I use (and have for several years now) a P4 2.4MHZ 533MHZ bus processor. It does all I ever want to do (no games). Plenty fast enough as long as you use a minimum of 512MB RAM (or better still 1GB), and don't load it down with a sluggish Anti-Virus (a la Norton).

You'll hardly tell the difference between a 2.8GHZ and a 3GHZ Prescott.

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