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I bought my MB what CPU shall i use?

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goldballs

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Dec 26, 2003
i bought the Abit NF7-S now i need to buy a CPU, here is a list, any suggestions would be helpful, i would like to be able to overclock the on I end up buying. also how can you tell what week they were made without opening the pack.

AMD - XP2000+ (266Mhz)Thoroughbred - RETAIL BOX - $.00
AMD XP2000+ CPU (266MHz)-RETAIL BOX (3yr-warrantee)

AMD - XP2200+ (266Mhz)Thoroughbred - RETAIL BOX - $.00
AMD XP2200+ CPU (266MHz)-RETAIL BOX (3yr-warrantee)

AMD - XP2400+ (266Mhz)Thoroughbred - RETAIL BOX - $.00
AMD XP2400+ CPU (266MHz)-RETAIL BOX (3yr-warrantee)

AMD - XP2500+ (333Mhz)Barton - RETAIL BOX - $.00
AMD XP2500+ CPU (333MHz)-RETAIL BOX (3yr-warrantee)

AMD - XP2600+ (333Mhz)Thoroughbred - RETAIL BOX - $.00
AMD XP2600+ CPU (333MHz)-RETAIL BOX (3yr-warrantee)

AMD - XP2700+ (333Mhz)Thoroughbred - RETAIL BOX - $.00
AMD XP2700+ CPU (333MHz)-RETAIL BOX (3yr-warrantee)

AMD - XP2800+ (333Mhz)Barton - RETAIL BOX - $.00
AMD XP2800+ CPU (333MHz)-RETAIL BOX (3yr-warrantee)

AMD - XP3000+ (333Mhz)Barton - RETAIL BOX - $.00
AMD XP3000+ CPU (333MHz)-RETAIL BOX (3yr-warrantee)

AMD - XP3200+ (400Mhz)- RETAIL BOX - $.00
AMD XP3200+ CPU (400MHz) -RETAIL BOX (3yr-warrantee)
 

Maxvla

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Jun 26, 2002
Location
OKC
they are all free! get them all :D

anyways.. i'm not the best on AMD XP tech so i'll let someone more in the know answer your question.
 

MameXP

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May 20, 2002
Location
Ontario, Canada
hmm they're all free. So this is what you should do: Get them all. Then keep one and give the rest. :D

Well keep 2500+ barton its the best choice now since it can hits 3200+ level easily at cheap price
 

CCW

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UK
The 2500+ Barton will hit much higher overclocks than the 3200+, it is the best of the Bartons for high overclocks.

Craig
 

CCW

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Location
UK
Obviously it will be the highest % of OC because it starts off clocked less but it does OC much higher than the 3200+ anyway so in MHz.

Craig
 

Tawcan

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Dec 17, 2002
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Vancouver, BC
Go with 2500+.

DaMouse: Most of the time the top line product on a specific technology yeilds lower overclock %. Just look at Tbird 1.4, Athlon 2100 (Pal core), Athlon 2200+ (Tbred A core).
 

CrashOveride

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Location
Beijing, China
CCW, I am pretty doubtful that most 2500+'s OC higher than 3200+, my guess would be they are about the same. The reason the 2500+ has a better reputation and is considered to be a good OCer is it's percent OC. It is the lowerest clocked barton and the cheapest barton. Just like almost all the generations of CPUs before it the one that gets the best % OC gets the hype, just like the 1700+ for Throughbreds (2100+ only got it because it had the lower multis that allowed you to push the FSB higher without modding) and the 1600+ for palilos and all they way back. Unless the process they use to set it to 200mhz by default has some big effect on it I am pretty sure most 3200+s will OC about the sam as 2500+s.

Reguardless the 2500+ is the better choice.