Identifying P4 C1?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dlovely, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. Dlovely

    Dlovely Guest

    I'm trying to purchase a C1 version of the P4, I'm not really sure how to go about purchasing one and where. I'm looking for a decent speed but obviously not the the 3.06 because of price. If anyone can suggest a speed and how to identify and then purchase one, i'd appreciate the feedback.

  2. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    The C1 chips are available from 1.8 up to 3.06 although the lower speed C1's are harder to find and are more readily available as OEM chips. The voltage on C1 p4's is 1.525 rather than 1.5 for the B0. It states the voltage on the chip. The best thing to do is to go and look around in your stores for the known C1 s-specs which can be found at
    Are you going to be overclocking, if so I would recommend the 1.8 or the 2.4.

  3. arson_nick

    arson_nick OSNN Addict

    Would you suggest the 2.4 533 fsb or the 400?
  4. Dlovely

    Dlovely Guest


    i plan on overclocking in the middle somewhere so its stable and won't fry. i was thinking in the 2.4 range myself but when it came to checking sites such as, i couldn't tell which are which. I checked out that site u gave, so im guessing i just check the #'s and if they match and i purchase, then i will get a C1? are the C1 chips that much better and what chip would you recommend at the current time C1 or not.

  5. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    On the link I gave - click each one of those codes for the speeds you are interested and it tells you the stepping, whether it is OEM or retail and some other details. If you order off newegg you won't be able to check the s-code and therefore won't get a definite C1, but it is more likely you'll get a C1 you get a 2.4.

    A 1.8 is a good cheap option that will generally overclock to 2.4 on stock hsf and perhaps a touch more voltage. Whereas the 2.4 is a little pricier but still should clock fairly high. It also depends on the type of memory you have. There is of course the option of 400fsb or 533fsb for the 2.4.

    The C1 chips are said to be slightly more stable than the previous stepping but generally B0 stepping clock just as high, so if you can't find any C1 chips, dont worry, it'll still do very well for anything that you need it for :)
  6. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

  7. Dlovely

    Dlovely Guest

    Thanks man for the info, i appreciate it. I doubt there will be a huge diff. b/w the C1 and other version but in my head it does. Besides I plan on keeping it for a while so why not get what I want? lol