How long P4 with HT live

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  1. subratabera

    subratabera Just another linux lover.

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    What do you think about Intel Pentium 4 with HT technology processor family? How long will it live in the world of dual-core, quad-core processors...???

    Is it worth upgrading with such processors at this time???

    Please comment with your suggestions(with facts)...
     
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    codename_romeo Romeo + Lucifer = ME

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    If u can go in for core2duo ........Nothing beats it presently.
    Well i don think there would ever be a proccy which we can buy n remain satisfied( there will always be better technologies to go in for)




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  3. brutality9k

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    it is not adviced to buy it new, if u already have an old HT based CPU , stick with it.
     
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    subratabera

    subratabera Just another linux lover.

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    Thankyou codename_romeo, brutality9k for your suggestions, but please provide some hard facts which are against P4 (HT), and why core2duo is better...(for 4-5 year upgrade cycle)...

    Waiting for more comments...
     
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    codename_romeo Romeo + Lucifer = ME

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    i would suggest that IF u can upgrade n want to upgrade then core2duo is the choice. U want hard facts regarding core2duo n against p4ht.
    P4 HT is not a bad proccy , it will last you depending on primary role of your computer.
    Post your complete configuration n the purpose of your pc ............
    The we can suggest wat u actually need
     
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    IF U'R A ->>

    Gamer : U should already have a dual core either X2 or even better a Core2 Duo

    General : P4 HT should easily go through to the end of 2007 till dual core's become mainstream ..

    Hope it answers ur question ..
     
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    codename_romeo Romeo + Lucifer = ME

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    well xplaind deathvirus_me
     
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    aneesh kalra Mclaren F1 Long tail

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    See if u do not do much high end multitasking such as playing a resource hungry game like fear hungry and encoding music at a very high rate simulanteously playing music in the background then you do not need a core 2 duo and a p4 ht which i presntly have will suffice .please share your overclocking experience if any.
     
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    subratabera Just another linux lover.

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    OK. Thanks again...

    I also want to upgrade my PC with C2D...But the price factor is the biggest hurdle in front of me. I love to play games but I'm not a diehard gamer. I love to try new Operating Systems (especially various flavours of Linux)...Also I want to be ready for Vista although I'm a full time Linux user...(Linux also getting very demanding these days).

    So in this circumstances, what do u think, should I wait for C2D prices to be reduced or go for P4(HT)??? What do u think about the following configuration-->

    P4(HT)
    Intel 915 MoBo (with PCIe 16x)
    512 DDR2 RAM
    256MB PCIe Graphic Card
    160 GB Maxtor SATA HDD (7200 RPM)
    ....
    ....
     
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    codename_romeo Romeo + Lucifer = ME

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    so u are planning to buy a P4 HT ?

    If it is so then don go in for that ( my opinion).
    See my signature n get something similar to my configuration.
    It will look out both your price factor n gaming demands.
    This mobo has pci e for future expansion of graphics cards
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    I can play nfs : mw , blood rayne 2 , entire pop series and many other games.
    Right now i am going through my end sem exams so not installing any new games. You can wait till 20 th then i can give you detailed review of which all games you can play on this config. I used to have a P4 1.7 ghz proccy.
    This machine is a mean machine as compared to my old pc. I am really glad about having this.
     
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    Getting a new single core CPU right now would be a tragedy ... if u'r going to buy a new CPU+Mobo combo , then the cheapest u can go for is a X2 3600+ along with a Asus M2N-E .. that's be way better than P4 HT anyday .. and should last well into 2008 ..

    Also , it'd be helpful if u'd mention ur budget too ..
     
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    Thankyou once again guys. I really appreciate your help...

    BTW my budget is around 15K-18K excluding monitor, DVD ROM, CD-RW (I have them already)...I just want to upgrade my old PC (celeron 1GHz, 256 MB SDRAM, i810 series mobo...)

    I can spend more but I don't want to...(because of frequent upgrade cycles now-a-days)...
     
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    my config would cost u around 18k inclusive of DVD RW. so u can cut that off.

    So u can get my config for around 15 to 16k
     
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    p4 ka time aa chuka hai..uski ek taang kabre mein hai...don't invest.... u'll waste ur money
     
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    32-Bit processors in general will last for a near year more. If you have a RAM exceeding 2 GB, its time for you to go 64.
     
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    Dont go for Pentium D,instead buy X2 3600+ or X2 3800+.
     
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    That's why I like this forum...The members of this forum are really helpful...
    Thankyou all once again...Now I will surely go for a dual core processor...So may I request you all to post a complete configuration (excluding monitor, keyboard, mouse) of your choice under 18K...(it should include a 256MB graphic card also if possible)...And also suggest a possible lifetime for your configuration...
     
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    codename_romeo Romeo + Lucifer = ME

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    Well u prefer Pentium D or AMD X2 ?
    That is whether you want to have a Intel Config or AMD config?
    People in this forum would call pentium D a crap, but i wont call it so. They are calling it crap comparing it with Core2duo but then it was never meant to be compared with core2duo.
     
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    I have a Pentium D 820 and its sufficiently fast. Crap isn't the word.
    I would have gone for C2D but they were not available then.
     
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    Vyasram The pWnster

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    according to scientists , all processors can live for about 10-20 years (worktime)

    btw go for intel's core2duo
     
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