I am thinking about building my own PC (I have never done this before) for digital audio recording and studio work. I have heard some good things about the P4 northwood processers. I have to use an intel chip because the program I am using is desinged specifically to use a special type of math or something that intel chips use...whatever I don't understand it, but all of the bbs from my program agree there is a notable difference in the programs performance.
Anyhoo...I don't know how to tell if a chip is a northwood chip, and I have also heard that you can overclock the 1.6 chip. Is this hard to do and is the 1.6 chip even a northwood chip. Can someone help me please because whenever I go to web pages to look up chip prices I never know which ones I am looking for because they don't say northwood by them, they usually just have numbers next to them.