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question on my cpu pls help

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New Member
Oct 29, 2008
hey I never really got into the whole overclocking fan temp yadda yadda thing but i would like to know a little info . i got this gateway e series from my job ( no i didnt steal it) anyway it have a intel p4 2.6 in it heres the specs i get from cpuz . please check it out let me know what you can about it cuz alot of this is mumbo jumbo to me. can i do anything with it? is it worth using or junk? ive just never dealt with processors. for the stuff i do on here all i used to have to do it slap in some ram , decent hard drive , dvd rom and go now with all this new stuff i gotta try and step it up a notch but under a budget. i understand im new to the forum so go e.z. on me. any tips on what i can do and how to do it in dummy terms would be appreciated . ive tried reading through the stickys and other poss for a while but realized it would be best to first find out what im working with or if its worth working, before i try to fix somthing and make it explode from looking at it wrong like a goblin tinker toy. thank you in advance .

CPU-Z 1.48 report file


Number of processors 1
Number of cores 1 per processor
Number of threads 2 per processor
Name Intel Pentium 4
Code Name Northwood
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz
Package Socket 478 mPGA
Family/Model/Stepping F.2.9
Extended Family/Model F.2
Brand ID 9
Core Stepping D1
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 2593.7 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 13.0 x 199.5 MHz
Rated Bus speed 798.1 MHz
Stock frequency 2600 MHz
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
L1 Data cache (per processor) 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache (per processor) 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache (per processor) 512 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size

Chipset & Memory

Northbridge Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P rev. A2
Southbridge Intel 82801EB (ICH5) rev. 02
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Revision 3.0
AGP Transfer Rate 8x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 2048 MBytes
Memory Frequency 133.0 MHz (3:2)
CAS# Latency (tCL) 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD) 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 6 clocks
Performance Mode enabled


System Manufacturer Gateway
System Name MIDWAY
System S/N 0032851205
Mainboard Vendor Intel Corporation
Mainboard Model D865GLC
BIOS Vendor Intel Corp.
BIOS Version BF86510A.15A.0045.P08.0309261344
BIOS Date 09/26/2003

Memory SPD

Module 1 DDR, PC3200 (200 MHz), 512 MBytes, unknown brand
Module 2 DDR, PC3200 (200 MHz), 512 MBytes, MOSEL
Module 3 DDR, PC2100 (133 MHz), 512 MBytes, Kingston
Module 4 DDR, PC2100 (133 MHz), 512 MBytes, Kingston


Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX Version 9.0c


Oct 3, 2006
It will be fine as an internet machine or a jukebox or a fileserver or something like that. I'm afraid use as a gaming PC or a HD HTPC is not possible, the CPU is just too slow. Being a gateway I doubt that it's possible to overclock.

Does anyone know of any mods? It's been a while since I worked on Northwoods


New Member
Oct 29, 2008
well as of gaming i have been able to play any and everything i play with no problems. with many a fps no lag no skips , from css to fear down to pogo gaming wise this thing is actually pretty sweet. but could always make it sweeter. plus its somthing to learn this junk on. honestly it doesnt even need it but it is somthing new to learn for me .