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EQBripper

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Jun 9, 2004
I first wanna say is that this site rocks!!! next is sorry for my stupidity due to im new to this o/c stuff. i'm in the midst of building my new system and buyin a abit nf7-s v2 mobo...my first question of many is which cpu to go with.

amd 2500 mobile barton w/266 fsb or amd 2500 barton w/333 fsb

the mobile is about 20 bucks more and which can be o/c'd at the unblievable speeds i keep hearing.......

damn i love this site!!!!
 

dicecca112

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Feb 25, 2004
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depends what do you want, a good overclocker or a stable machine. Since all chips are locked except for the mobiles the best ocer will be the mobile. Your gonna get a stable machine with the 2500 barton. So it's up to you. If you get a mobile, make sure you have good cooling.
 
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EQBripper

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well this rig im building is for gaming purposes and a little encoding my home dvd movies...i wanna venture into good overclocking machine. so i guess i should pick up a mobile. the cooling fan i'm gonna use is a thermaltake vocano 9do you this this would work for me or should i pick up a new h/s
 

Josebmw

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That should work for a light o/c, depending on the overclock you are planning to do. I would recommend the Thermalright SLK-900 or a SLK-947U if you want to push the chip to 1.85v or more.
 

DJCorpse

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most people will tell you to go with a thermalright heatsink of some kind for the best air cooling. something like the slk-947u paired with a 92mm fan of some sort would cool well and run relatively quiet.