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2.8C or 2.8E?

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SimplyTron

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malinois1

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SimplyTron said:
I dont have much money to spend on new stuff but I need something faster. Which chip is going to be the best for OCing, and being stable with low heat/voltaes? I want it to last a while.

so..

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-116-161&depa=1

or

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-116-170&depa=0

Also... how would a ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe work with this chip?

I would go with the 2.8C if you are concerned about heat. That MOBO should be fine
 

syberspy9

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ok this is a shure fact!! i have the same mobo as you and i just did the same upgrade.

100% u want the 2.8C the 2.8E runs way to hot u wont be able to OverClock it on air safely.

the 2.8C will be what u want it runns cooler ( way cooler at least 10C cooler on stock cooling)

and the 2.8C are very good at OC'ing i can run my 2.8C at 3.2Ghz with only upping the FSB not touching the voltages at all.


you want the 2.8C
 

Private Joker

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Yes, theres a lot of issues on ocing the Prescotts... Like high CPU temperature and mosfet overheating due to high power consumption....

I´d go...no wait, I did go for the 2.8C :) , if your lucky it ocs really great (look at sig).
If you have the opportunity you maybe want to look for a M0 stepping (SL6Z5). I dont know where you can handpick CPUs in the States but someone here surely knows..
Some say the M0s werent that good anymore, but I think different since you can be sure that the 2.8c M0 previosly was a 3.2 or even a 3.4 CPU... So you most likely get ~3.3GHz min at stock Vcore...
 

mattspalace

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Yes, a 2.8C SL6Z5 is a very good CPU. Probably one of the most underrated CPUs in the forums IMO.. If you have a Microcenter close to you, they will look for this specific stepping. You'll pay a little more, but SL6Z5's are darn hard to find.
 

ed.howell

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The only thing about that motherboard (I have one) is that to overclock real high you have to do a droop mod to stabalize the vcore. I am going to do mine this weekend. I can get my 3.4C to boot to windows over 4Ghz but the voltage droops .12-.15 so its not stable and it takes a lot of voltage just to boot into windows 1.725(don't worry I know this is high but it was for about 1 minute just to get a screen shot of 4Ghz). The mod seems pretty easy but just something extra to do and to keep in mind. Besides that I love this board!!!!!

I hear that the Abit IC7 is a good overclocking board also.
 

deathstar13

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2.8c on air, 2.8E h20 or better.
ic7 everytime over the asus offering. too weak on the power delivery without the droop mod.im seeing guys everyday having this issue.
 

Dcasole

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SimplyTron
Which chip is going to be the best for OCing, and being stable with low heat/voltaes?

If this is what you want go with the northwood!!

Prescotts do not shine until the are overclocked but they have to many heat issues and need a strong powersupply.

Some of the board manufacturers lock out the ablity to raise the V Core when using a Prescott which might hinder your results. I guess I got lucky with mine as it will hit 3.6 on the stock Vcore but I had to make a mod to my case to keep it cool :mad: For normal day to day running most of the time I have chosen to back it down to 3.5

Like Deathstar states unless you are planing on runing H20 or making a mod to your case to keep it cool stay away from the prescott

Dave
 

damaster265

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Go for the 2.8c, mine's a D1 stepping i think and i can run 240fsb-3.36 effectively stable at default voltage.
 

Flu!d

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Oh crap you can't run an overclocked Prescott using air cooling.

Currently running a 2.8E @ 3.75 ghz at default vcore here using a Thermaltake Spark 7+ of all things to cool it, and i'm only running my HSF at half it's maximum speed, with a maximum Prime stable CPU temp of 60 degreec C with 21.5 degree ambients.

Seriously, try actually running a Prescott before bagging one. Because I own both a 2.4C that runs at a max stable speed of 3.3 ghz and a 2.8E that runs prime stable at 3.75 ghz, and would probably go higher with more vcore, and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that most of the 'trendy' Prescott bagging is unfounded.

Yes, they run hotter than a Northwood, but they don't run 'that much' hotter and who cares how hot they run when they don't bat an eyelid at the high er than normal temps?