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jdp220
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2.4A GHZ

I just ordered a new Dimension system with the 2.4 Ghz chip in it... and I noticed on my shipping documentation, that the chip is classified as 2.4"A" Ghz.. does that have any significant value? It still has the 533 bus I hope.. Thanks

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qdemn7
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RE: 2.4A GHZ

Nope, sorry it's not a 533mhz. The 533mhz cpu are denoted by a "B" The "A" series are the 400mhz. Both are Northwood cpus and have a 512kb cache and are built on a .13 micron die, if it has no letter after it it's a 400mhz 256kb cache Williamette, and is built on a .18 micron die. See this here at Intel's website. Also this here at HardOCP website. If you want 533, my advice is to return it before your 30 days are up and get a 2.53ghz.

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jdp220
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RE: 2.4A GHZ

well, how can my order state: Processor: 220-9679 DIM 8200 SERIES,P4,2.4AGHZ,533,NTWD,PRS
Would that be false advertising? Or does that mean I just have a 533Mhz bus on my Motherboard? Thanks again

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qdemn7
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RE: 2.4A GHZ

I see your point. You do have a 533mhz motherboard, but only a 400mhz cpu. The 850E chipset wiil handle both processors speed without any negative impact.

Dimension 4400
1.8 GHZ
768MB DDR
Western Digital WD1200JB / 120GB SE
Maxtor D740X / 80GB
NEC 5800 DVD ROM
GE 8160B CDRW
Geforce3 Ti200
Soundblaster 5.1
IBM P275 21" Monitor
Epson C40UX
APC LS 700VA
XP Home
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Zone Alarm Pro
AdSubtract Pro
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talmy
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2.4A probably 533MHz FSB

Don't give up until you test it!

Intel adds the suffix only on chips that have more than one architecture at the given speed rating. On the Toms Harware website, the 2.4 is the old 400MHz FSB Northwood part ("Northwood A") while the 2.4A is the 533MHz FSB Northwood part ("Northwood B"). This would also correspond with the industry traditional labeling scheme. Note that the original Northwoods were only labeled "A" when they had the same speed as an earlier Willamette part (eg 2.0A vs. 2.0, my system, a 2.2, has a Northwood but there was never a Willamette at that speed).



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