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    Which one of these processors should I get?

    AMD ATHLON XP 2500 "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU- OEM
    Specifications:
    CPU: 1.83 GHz
    Type: XP 2500 Barton Core
    Cache: 512K L2, 128K L1, Total 640KB
    BUS: 333MHz
    Socket A


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    AMD ATHLON XP 2600+ Barton 333MHz FSB PROCESSOR CPU- RETAIL
    Specifications:
    CPU: 1.9 GHz
    Type: XP 2600 Barton Core
    Cache: 512K L2
    BUS: 333MHz
    Socket A


    Which one of those is better? And yes, I will be OC'ing

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    i would just go with the 2500+ getting great overclocks with nice air cooling
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    get the 2500+ OEM and if you can afford to get the an slk-800/900u with smartfan II you should be set for overclocking as well.

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    There's 2600+ Barton??? I thought Bartons were 2500+, 2800+, 3000+ and 3200+... Is this new?

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    Yes it is quite a new one - I i didnt know about it either until about a month ago - anyway back to the original question - the XP2500 is the better bet as its cheaper and has the same potential as the lesser available XP2600. Especially if you can pick the manufacturing date and stepping.

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    I would say it depends on the pricing. If they're only a few dollars apart why not get the 2600? I wouldn't spend more than $10 extra for it, though.

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    My vote goes to the 2500 barton also.
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