Those board choices are getting scarcer since that is now an outdated technology series. However, the Northwood is such a great CPU, I cheer you on and wish you well. Oh, I do own one of these with a P4 2.8 Northwood on my spare computer. It is a great board. That being said, you might have to buy on someplace like Ebay to get one of these, but here are a couple I want you to evaluate:
ASUS P4C800-e deluxe (I have that one) It is more of a tempermental board, but has all the bells and whistles and will go down in history as a great board of its time.
ASUS P4P 800 deluxe I have a couple of friends who have this board and they love it and it is very easy to work with. (If you have questions on this one, then linderman on here is very well versed in this series and he used it up until he just built a new computer not too long ago.
You my friend are exactly correct....my bad. Some of those later ones were 478's. Sorry for misleading you and so happy you caught that before I went out to look for 423 boards. Therefore, we are back to where we were before....I still recommend those boards I mentioned.
If you are watching, be a little patient. Those board are not that expensive at this time on Ebay. I have seen those board anymore for less that $75 bucks not too long ago. You just have to catch the right one. Don't overlook the second board, it is also a great board and as a rule much cheaper. Many who had trouble with the first one (it is tempermental), purchased the second one and got it right up and going very quickly. I am going to be selling mine when i get around to building a new Conroe, but won't be ready for a month (lack of time), so was on there exploring the market.
Some other tech might also come on and have another recommendation that might help. I like ASUS, but many like other brands so you might see if someone else has other suggestions. Then, you can evaluate all the options.
I have bought gads of used computer parts on ebay for very reduced prices; thats where i score all my deals on video cards for my used computer sales
tumble has said it ALL on the boards and CPU
I would grab a 3.0 Northwood CPU & either of those two boards
the trick to ebay is buying from a vendor with a good quanity of sales and very high feedback rating and no ID changes for at least 2-3 years!
I have scored some rocking deals on ebay & only got burned once on a new video card
but i am learning fast & that vendor got a scorching feedback from me! I licked my wounds and rode the horse plenty more, I never complained when i saved $50.00 and more on all the stuff that worked flawlessly! :wink:
Feldon, I just don't think that is accurate at all about Northwoods running hot at stock speeds. Are you sure that you are not talking about the Prescott core? See, I own one presently and have built several of these for others. Therefore, I have had some experience working with them and to me, it sure sounds like you are talking about the Prescott core which does run hot.
I have a Northwood P4 as my spare computer (used to be my main) and it is a 2.8 Northwood running in an Asus P4C800-e Deluxe. My case is a standard Sonata I for my spare computer with one front fan (running slowest speed), and one rear fan (running slowest speed), and an Antec 450 Power supply. I use the standard Heatsink and fan.
The rig has the following:
1 gig ram pc3200
1 DVD/CD burner
1 Iomega 250 Zip Drive
1 Floppy Drive
1 ATI 9800 Pro Video Card
2 Sata 80 Gig Maxtors
2 IDE 80 Gig Maxtors
3 USB 500mb thumb drives
Normal other things including printer, camera, etc.
I did use Artic Silver and always use round cables for good air flow.
Now, my normal at-rest temps as shown not only by the onboard program, but also Speedfan and SensorviewPro are as follows:
CPU - 31c to 33c at all times while at-rest
Motherboard - 30c to 32c at all times while at-rest.
The under-stress heaviest temps that I have every seen are around 46c to 48c.
My friend, that is not a hot CPU by any stretch of the imagination.
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