how do I tell if my P4 is a prescott or a northwood?

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I want to know whether or not i should overclock my PC, and I read that northwoods can be overclocked much more safely than prescotts. So how do I tell which one I have? I downloaded a prog off Intel's site that gives info about the CPU but it didn't tell me which of those it was.
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Looks like Intel tacks an E onto the end of the Prescott product names:

http://tech-report.com/reviews/2004q1/p ... dex.x?pg=1
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I don't get an A, E, or C, so that would say I have a northwood with a 500mhz bus? I don't think so though because Intel's utility says I have an 800mhz bys, which is what I asked for when I bought this PC.
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You might try this utility: CPUinfo
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how about this tell me what computer you have when your bought adn as many specs on the mother board and processor as you can muster up and ill tell you if you have a northwodd or a prescot
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I bought it from a shop and had them put it together for me (I would have just put it together myself but it was cheaper that way)

Here are the specs:

Pentium 4 2.8Ghz Processor
Gygabite GA-8IG1000MK Motherboard
Intel 865G chipset

That's about all I can remember, I doubt it's enough. Next time I reboot I'll try JrzyCrim's prog.
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pk, ran JrzyCrim's utility, but I don't see where it says whether it's prescott or northwood. I clocked "Print Report" and got this: (btw I zeroed out the product ID)

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[CPUInfo v2.1.2 - Freeware ]

Processor information (CPU 1)
=============================

[Processor]
Processor      : Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood)
Current Core Speed  : 2813 MHz
Current System Clock : 200.93 MHz
Multiplyer      : 14x
Core Speed      : 2800 MHz
System Clock     : 200 MHz
Front Side Bus    : FSB800 (QDR)
Revision       : D1
Socket        : Socket 478 (FC-PGA2)

[CPUID]
Vendor ID  : GenuineIntel
CPU Name  : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Type    : Std: 0
Family   : Std: 15, Ext: 0
Model    : Std: 2, Ext: 0
Stepping  : Std: 9, Ext: 0
Brand ID  : Std: 9
CPUID Level : Std: 00000002h, Ext: 80000004h

*snip*
  1. [CPUInfo v2.1.2 - Freeware ]
  2. Processor information (CPU 1)
  3. =============================
  4. [Processor]
  5. Processor      : Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood)
  6. Current Core Speed  : 2813 MHz
  7. Current System Clock : 200.93 MHz
  8. Multiplyer      : 14x
  9. Core Speed      : 2800 MHz
  10. System Clock     : 200 MHz
  11. Front Side Bus    : FSB800 (QDR)
  12. Revision       : D1
  13. Socket        : Socket 478 (FC-PGA2)
  14. [CPUID]
  15. Vendor ID  : GenuineIntel
  16. CPU Name  : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
  17. Type    : Std: 0
  18. Family   : Std: 15, Ext: 0
  19. Model    : Std: 2, Ext: 0
  20. Stepping  : Std: 9, Ext: 0
  21. Brand ID  : Std: 9
  22. CPUID Level : Std: 00000002h, Ext: 80000004h
  23. *snip*


//edit: I removed most of the report because it was huge and wasn't needed nymore.
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I installed the freeware version of Jim's proggy, but it didn't tell me what flavor of processor. I'm not 100% certain that this one did, but I just found this from a search while thinking about the question, and am still looking at the details. It's a freeware proggy and so far I'm amazed...Check it out:
http://www.cpuid.com/pcw.php and install the Version 1.63 link.

For example, here's the kind of detail it gives on just the CPU:

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General Information :
CPU ID : 6B1
Brand ID : 3
Revision : tA1
Model : Intel(R) Celeron(TM) CPU 1100MHz
Codename : Tualatin
Technology : 0.13ยต
Microcode : MU06B101C

Features :
VME - Virtual Mode Ext. : Yes
DE - Debugging Extension : Yes
PSE - Page Size Extension : Yes
TSC - Time Stamp Counter : Yes
MSR - Model Specific Registers : Yes
PAE - Physical Address Extension : Yes
MCE - Machine Check Exception : Yes
APIC - Local APIC Built-in : Yes
SEP - Fast System Call : Yes
MTRR - Memory Type Range Reg. : Yes
PGE - Page Global Enable : Yes
MCA - Machine Check Architecture : Yes
PAT - Page Attribute Table : Yes
PSE36 - 36-bit Page Size Extension : Yes
PSN - Unique Serial Number : No
DS - Debug Trace & EMON Store : No
ACPI - Software Clock Control : No
SS - Self Snoop : No
TM - Thermal Monitor : No
HTT - Hyper-Threading : No
SBF - Signal Break on FERR : No
MON - Monitor/Mwait : No
DSCPL - CPL qualified Debug Store : No
TM2 - Thermal Monitor 2 : No
CID - Context ID : No
EST - Enhanced SpeedStep Tec... No
IA-32e - 64-bit extensions : No

Miscellaneous :
FPU - Co-processor Built-in : Yes
CX8 - CMPXCHG8B : Yes
CX16 - CMPXCHG16B : No
CMOV - Conditionnal Move Inst. : Yes
CLF - Cache Line Flush : No
FXSR - Fast Float Save & Restore : Yes
DAZ - Denormals Are Zero : No
MMX Technology : Yes
SSE Technology : Yes
SSE2 Technology : No
SSE3 Technology : No
IA-64 Technology : No
PBE - Pend. Brk. EN. : No

Control Clock Frequency :
Type : None

Advanced Settings :
In Order Queue Depth : 8
Low Power Mode : Yes
L2 Cache Range : 64 GB
L2 Cache Latency : 1 clock(s)

Mainboard Upgradebility :
Socket/Slot : J3C1
Upgrade interface : ZIF Socket
Supported Speed : 1600 MHz (or more)
Supported Voltage : 1.6V
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How could you miss this in the first line?

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Processor : Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood)



And how did you get that? hmmm....

//Never mind...I found it....Since I'm a P3 on this machine I don't qualify.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
I installed the freeware version of Jim's proggy, but it didn't tell me what flavor of processor. I'm not 100% certain that this one did, but I just found this from a search while thinking about the question, and am still looking at the details. It's a freeware proggy and so far I'm amazed...Check it out:
http://www.cpuid.com/pcw.php and install the Version 1.63 link.


Great Find ATNO. I need a good System info tool.

Here's the link for CPU-Z; another CPU info utility from that same site: http://www.cpuid.org/cpuz.php#download
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ATNO/TW wrote:
How could you miss this in the first line?

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Processor : Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood)

*snip*


Ok, I admit, I didn't actually read the report. I just looked at the info the prog displayed on the screen, which one would assume would provide the same info as the report.

Overclocked CPU, here I come. It'd probably be a good idea to buy a bigger PSU and some more fans, but it's still cheaper than a faster CPU.
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Anyone familiar with sandra ? I've been using it for almost 2 years now :D
http://www.sisoftware.net/

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