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P4 2.4C HT or P4-M 1.8A

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parallax

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well here´s the deal, I can´t decide between these 2

1. i can get a mobile 1.8a (C1 stepping SL6FH) for around $80, I plan on pushing that at least up to 2.4-2.5ghz ;)
2. i can also get a 2.4c for $240, and that would go up to 3.3ghz

question is: which one is best bang for the buck? heh. the 2.4c would have HT and more speed, but with the 1.8a i´d save money and get a better vidcard or soundcard or something.

note: both would go on an abit IC7 board with twinmos DDR400 memory

thanks all
 
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parallax

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thanks man

i´m getting a 9500pro but i think i can get a 9700 non-pro instead, and an audigy card instead of the integrated audio :D
 
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parallax

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well i´m in spain and we don´t even have 2.4c's yet, and i don´t think they´ll be below $240 when they come out

i agree HT is sweet but dunno if it´s worth the extra money
 

jdmcnudgent

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parallax said:
well i´m in spain and we don´t even have 2.4c's yet, and i don´t think they´ll be below $240 when they come out

i agree HT is sweet but dunno if it´s worth the extra money
i dont know what the money conversion is, but if its not too much, and you want the chip, you can send me the loot, and i can ship it to you for actual costs. let me know.
 
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parallax

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thanks!

i´ll see what I do... gotta think about it first, i´ll tell you when i decide for something :)
 

Rio71

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hi,
parallax, go first with the p4m and bay an canterwood board, goooood ram, ... vid-card...
play with memory timings and high fsb.
later upgrade to C-chips, when price is lower.

c1 p4m possible clock up to near 3ghz. less vcore, less heat...
i have sl6fh too, L248. but my current board limited at 225fsb.
 
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parallax

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nitro boie: i´m getting a sapphire 9500pro 128mb, it´s a new PC i´m building. next step would be the 9700 non-pro i guess, that´s like $60 more

Rio71: that´s what i thought at first... i´ll also look at some prices for higher mhz p4-m's
 

Overclocker456

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What about the 2.4GHz mobile CPU.. I like that one. You'll be able to push it to the extreme bus speeds that the new boards allow..
 

markodude

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Yeah, I have the 2.2 C1 mobile and cant wait to get it in a new i875 board and see how far she goes, although the problem with the high speed mobile chips is the price - they are much more than there desktop counterparts.
Id say go for the 1.8 since its cheaper and upgrade to a good stepping 800FSB chip later.....once everyone else finds out what the good ones are for you ;)
 

Lonely Raven

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I've had two mobile chips I've played with, both being older
middle of 2002, and both did 220FSB on my BH-7!!

If you could score a P4 Mobile of a date closer to 2003, and with
a good mobo that can hit 250FSB, I'm SURE you will get 2.5 easy!
Hell, I hit 2.7gig somewhat unstable, but I hit it with an older
mobile chip!

If you can find one of the newer P4 mobile with HT in it, WOW!
 
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parallax

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the one i´m getting is a SL6FH, 2002 week 47, that´s close enough to 2003 i think :D

fsb250 would be perfect, 3ghz and ddr400 on the ic7... i´ll be alright with 2.4ghz tho ;)
 

Rio71

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parallax said:
the one i´m getting is a SL6FH, 2002 week 47, that´s close enough to 2003 i think :D

fsb250 would be perfect, 3ghz and ddr400 on the ic7... i´ll be alright with 2.4ghz tho ;)
yes, this should be possible. keep us updated.:)
 

JohnnyTheRed

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Do the P4 Mobile chips, and the P4 desktop chips use the same socket? What benefits do the mobile chips offer? I'm missing somethign here :/
 
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parallax

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JohnnyTheRed: the only differences between both are:

- no heatspreader on the mobile chip
- the mobile chip has a default multiplier of 12x if you put it on a desktop motherboard. that means if you put a 1.8ghz (or anything else) mobile in your mobo, it´ll work at 12x100 = 1.2ghz... and low multipliers = high FSBs

Rio71: sure :) i´ll have to wait some days till the IC7 is available in my local store tho