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Smartiepants

Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2003
Location
Calgary, AB, Canada
Well I'm looking at all these processors and they price difference between each is pretty significant, so which would you all reccomend for the money? I'm tending towards the 2800+ XP right now but I'd like some input.
 

David

Forums Super Moderator
Joined
Feb 20, 2001
I would say the 2500+ has the most overclocking potential, but then they did lock the multipliers...
 

c627627

c(n*199780) Senior Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2002
Yes, if you don't have PC3200 RAM, get a 2100+ Thouroughbred B or better yet a DLT3C 1700+ B (not A) or DLT3C 1800+ B (not A).
 

NinjaZX6R

RAM Junkie
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Location
In slots 2 & 4!
Call me crazy, but I'd say the 1.8 duron. Unlock it with a pencil, you have an athlon xp for 50 bucks....assuming you get one that can be modded. I did :):)
 

johan851

Insatiably Malcontent, Senior Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2002
Location
Seattle, WA
You only need a pencil to unlock the new Durons? I thought it was conductive ink or something...
 

c627627

c(n*199780) Senior Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2002
I think NinjaZX6R is confusing new Durons with the old ones. You can't use a pencil with new Durons.
 

silent bob

Team 32 Folding Ghetto Hanging PC Senior
Joined
Jan 7, 2001
Location
in "The Cave "
johan851 said:
You only need a pencil to unlock the new Durons? I thought it was conductive ink or something...

Thats what was known as the "Pencil Trick" and put a piece of tape over it . yeah , back in the day , thats how we used to unlock chips , pretty funny huh?
Some p[eople even did a study on what lead to use , I mean like HF #5 from this plant , like CPU weeks. it was funny , cuz I did buy the "Right " lead for my machanical pencil .
I am looking too , I want to upgrade my 1700 DLT3C @2200, maybe one of those flashy Bartons I have been hearing so much about ?? hmmmm
 

c627627

c(n*199780) Senior Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2002
Hm. 2.2 with DLT3C 1700+ B (not A), silent bob?

Inadequate cooling or a non-name brand power supply, not enough voltage?

Those chips do above average 2.3 GHz and when cooling and PSU are up to par they are known to hit 2.4, and even 2.5 on water...