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10-14-03, 08:53 AM #1
Which one of these processors should I get?
AMD ATHLON XP 2500 "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU- OEM
CPU: 1.83 GHz
Type: XP 2500 Barton Core
Cache: 512K L2, 128K L1, Total 640KB
AMD ATHLON XP 2600+ Barton 333MHz FSB PROCESSOR CPU- RETAIL
CPU: 1.9 GHz
Type: XP 2600 Barton Core
Cache: 512K L2
Which one of those is better? And yes, I will be OC'ing
10-14-03, 03:34 PM #2
i would just go with the 2500+ getting great overclocks with nice air coolingAMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester @ 250x10 = 2.5ghz 1.55V Cooled By XP-120 & YS-TECH FD1238 Fan
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10-14-03, 05:55 PM #3
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.
10-14-03, 07:33 PM #4
There's 2600+ Barton??? I thought Bartons were 2500+, 2800+, 3000+ and 3200+... Is this new?
10-14-03, 09:24 PM #5
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.
10-14-03, 09:27 PM #6
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.
10-14-03, 09:29 PM #7
My vote goes to the 2500 barton also.Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 @ 4.00 Ghz.
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