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ruffus

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Thinking of an upgrade to my system,maybe the cpu.My question is,
why the huge cost of the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition so much higher
than the Pentium 4 I am now running? There are so many Pentium 4's
out there it's hard to tell if it worth the cost to upgrade.
The Extreme Edition is any where from $1,000 to $1,400 "WOW"
There must be a huge performance boost from that cpu,or maybe not,
I just do not know.

Specs
Intel mobo D865PERL
PENTIUM 4/ 3.0 GHZ
2G/DDR 400
120 SATA HD
ATI X800XT/256MB/AGP
WINDOWS XP PRO
SOCKET mPGA478
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In my experience with th extreme edition it is not worth the money. Depending on the application a Pentium D 8xx series that costs under 200 can smoke one out of the water. If you are looking to upgarde your system and are going to spend 1000 on a cpu spend 200 on a new motherboard and then buy a core 2 duo. You can find the e6500 or e6600 in that price range and they will give you almost 60% greater performance then any of the extreme edition cpus.
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