OK, this one is for the techies.
I was hoping to get some unbiased opions and experiences while looking to upgrade my PC:
I currently have a Asus P4PE motherboard with a 1.8ghz 400mhz P4(Northwood). I overclocked the P4 to 2.4ghz by increasing the FSB clock and coupled it with some DDR333 memory. My system has been like this for 2 years and has been rock solid.
Having looked at whats available and checking my mobo specs, i am thinking of getting a 3.06ghz P4, 533mhz with HT. These are a rare but are still available. Would this be a worthwhile upgrade? How mich difference does HT make?
Or would i be better spending a bit more and bying a new generation processor and mobo. I have never skimped on the motherboard, so a “cheap” new mobo is not an option.
I can put a 800fbs chip in the P4PE as long as it is a northwood version, but my ram would then be useless and due to the bios hack to use the chip, i could only use 1 memory slot. I dont fancy this option.
I just want to squeeze as much out of this PC as i can until i can afford to build another.
I appreciate this is all a matter of opinion, but would be grateful of your comments.