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A is for Northwood?

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Slychilde

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Heya's,

I just have a quick question. I'm sorta...naive when it comes to newer intel cpu's so I was wondering, how do you tell the difference between a northwood and a normal p4? Am I right by assuming that the A in 1.6A means it's a northwood?

Thanks in advance guys for the help ^_^
 

jazztrumpet216

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Yep. 1.6 is Willamette, 1.6A is Northwood. Same goes for 1.8 and 2.0. The 2.2 and 2.4 speed chips are available with the Northwood core only, so there will be no "A" after them.
 
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Slychilde

Slychilde

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Ok, thanks for the info everyone!

Intel has caught my attention again. It's really nice having two very competitive companies making GOOD products now. The old p4's blew (opinion). :D
 

batboy

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Intel traditionally adds an "A" to the newest processor if there happens to be two of the same speed. Like the Celeron 533a or the P-4 Northwood 1.6a. If you want a Northwood, make sure it says 512k cache.