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Which Northwood is best for 2.4 +

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ozwaldo

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I am currently running a NW 1.6A at 2300 on a BD7 Raid mobo (16 x 144). I want to move up a notch. I was thinking of a 2.4 NW 400 mhz. Looking at the CPU Database at overclockers the 2.4 doesn't seem that good. Would I be better off to get a NW 2.2 or 2.0. I would like to stay with a 400 mhz chip so I can have room to bump up the FSB. I would also like to get the most speed for the least bucks. Thanks for any help.
 

JudgeDredd

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If you want an A processor, just get a 1.8A at NewEgg for $138.

If you'd be willing to go B, I believe the 2.26s are still a hit.
 

ol' man

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JudgeDredd said:
If you want an A processor, just get a 1.8A at NewEgg for $138.

If you'd be willing to go B, I believe the 2.26s are still a hit.

How abotu a 2.4b for $190 from newegg. Pretty good deal also you may get a C1 stepping as some have from there.
 

Sakure

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I'd get a 2.0B for overclocking, since its price is below the sudden high price barrier. But that's just me. :p
 

pvanosta

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Check my sig.

I'm running my 2.40 B0 from Newegg at 3.0 GHz / 166fsb.

And I was one of the UNLUCKY ones. A lot of others got a 2.40 C1 from the same vendor, which should hit 3.0 and above even easier.
 

Doofie27

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insane, insane, my first computer was a penitum 166 mhz. Now our FSB's are faster then the first penitums. Amazing......
 

lutjens

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A C1 stepping 2.4B is a good choice, but are hard to find. When the 1.8A finally receives the C1 stepping (if ever), it'll be the CPU of choice. The C1 1.8 (with a good chip) should do 166 FSB without too much trouble and will be the best option outside of an Engineering Sample.