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    Is there a huge difference between the two because the 2.80 is a fair deal cheaper than the 3.0 in France. Also what is the difference between a 2.80Ghz and a 2.80 C Ghz Pentium 4? Thanks for any helpful replies.
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  2. Well, between 2.8GHz and 3GHz there is only 200MHz of difference, so not enough for you to notice unless doing exceedingly long encodes.

    The difference between a 2.8GHz and a 2.8 C GHz is the FSB. The 2.8GHz will have a 533MHz FSB, but the C version will have an 800MHz FSB and also hyper-threading. Most encoding programs take advantage of the hyper-threading which makes the pc think it is running two processors, which can greatly increase performance.

    In my opinion, for both money and performance, a P4 2.8C GHz is your best choice.
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    cheers mate
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    If you want to see benchmarks between 2.8 and 3.0 you can get a lot of them at sites like http://www.tomshardware.com/. The short answer is that there is a difference, but in my personal opinion it isn't worth the extra cost (there's a big difference between 2.8 and 3.0 here in the US, too). You'll have to compare the prices in France and make your own choice, of course.

    As I recall, the P4 chips with the "C" suffix have hyperthreading and a 200MHz FSB (which Intel calls FSB800). The non-C versions don't have hyperthreading and only run with a 133MHz FSB (FSB533), which is why they cost a little less. If you're getting a new processor for an existing machine get whichever one your current motherboard supports. If you're getting a new CPU and a new motherboard I would definitely go for FSB800.
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    thanks for the tip sterno
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  6. Can an 800mhz fsb really help performance that much?? Will it make a noticeable effect compared to 400mhz or 533?
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  7. In my opinion...if you buy anything but 800FSB models you might as well buy AMD's Athlon XP models. heh
    It is that much of a difference.
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  8. Originally Posted by Piccoro
    In my opinion...if you buy anything but 800FSB models you might as well buy AMD's Athlon XP models. heh
    It is that much of a difference.
    Yes, very true.

    mujahid7ia, the 800MHz FSB performance does affect it very much. With 800MHz FSB, you get the hyper-threading feature, which works like a dual-processor system as I described. This means a lot faster encodes than a 533MHz processor. Plus you also get the increased memory speed.
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