|-- Intel P4 1.6a Ghz CPU (Northwood)
-- Price: ~ $155.00
-- By: GideonX
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If you weren't in a cave a while back, you may have
hit the overclocking wagon with the original CPU king of
overclocking, the Celeron 300a. Fast forward a few years of
development and we're here today at Intel's newer offering, the P4
Now the main benefit of the new
Northwoods' is the addition of 512K of cache. Previous P4s,
socket 423 and 478 varieties, had pretty much had their asses handed
to them when compared to the faster AMD Athlons. With the .13
micron process on these Northwoods, higher speed P4s are going to be
increasingly available. We're going to be taking a look at the
1.6a version today. Priced at about $160, but performs well
SL668 Malaysia P4
With the introduction of the Northwood,
we now have the i845 chipset, which now supports DDR ram.
While originally designed around Rambus memory, the P4 now has the
ability to really tap into the DDR filled market.
While you may all be familiar with the
normal reviewing routine, we're going to go a different route this
time. You know this chip is bone stock at 1600mhz (1.6ghz).
SO there's no need to display the obvious, we're going straight for the
big piece of the pie, overclocking.