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Thread: t.bred b, barton and rev 2.0 nforce2




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    well if i were to replace my kt400 with an nforce2 rev 2.0, which largely depends upon the feedback i get from this thread, which of the following cpu's would i be comfortable with working at fsb400 mhz or more.
    barton or t.bred b, i am thinking about the 2500+ barton or the 2400+ tb b, to be exact.
    i am willing to spend the extra bucks for fast rams and so on, but i want this upgrade to last for a while, help me pick the best cpu phleeaase.
    thnx in advance for replies
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    p4 1.7GHz, 1GB DDR-Ram, 40GB hdd, DVD-ROM+External DVD-+RW, connected to a BenQ 17"LCD Display (own LCD display went nuts)

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    The truth be know that on an nForce2 mobo there is little between those 2 CPU's and both should be able to operate on the 200MHz FSB once the multiplier is lowered.

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    And you barely need to lower the multiplier for the 2400+ (2.0 GHz) they got it up to 2.5 GHz with a 187 FSB or something like that.
    <font color=orange>AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (166*11=1883MHz) -|- Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev2.0 -|- Corsair XMS PC3200 512 MB RAM 2T-3-3-6 @DDR333 -|- Leadtek A250 TD GF4 TI 4400 300/630 -|- 40 Gig Quntaum Fireball AP+ -|- 52x Samsung CD-ROM Drive -|- SB Live Digital 5.1 -|- Antec SG case w/350 Watt Power-Up PSU</font>

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    thnx for replies, i got one more question.
    which one runs cooler? i mean will they be ok when overclocked using hsf.
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    p4 1.7GHz, 1GB DDR-Ram, 40GB hdd, DVD-ROM+External DVD-+RW, connected to a BenQ 17"LCD Display (own LCD display went nuts)

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    ..heat shouldnt be an issue if u use a decent HSF..T/breds run pretty cool, but I would research the steppings that are available as well, for overclocking...IF you choose the Barton 2500, you should get 200fsb, as you would the 2400+, but @a cheaper price...the extra 256k of l2 doesnt quite do what it did for the P4...However, @200fsb the Barton isnt too shabby either...

    BTW, I assume u mean an a7n8x rev 2.0?
    My rig - xp2100+'B'AIUHB@11x185(2036mhz)-AsusA7N8Xdeluxerev.1.04 a3, 2x256 of Kingston Hyper-x@10x200-Asus Ti4400@275/275- WD400(40gig) 7200JB-Soundstorm-ricoh20/10/40-Hitachi cm751et 19''-TornadoHSF- ASIII-MS intelli optical usb - on desk attached to a removable tray
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    yeah, the asus board kicks ass. i've read in some article that it can go upto 300mhz fsb...
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    it really depends on how lucky you are with the barton cpu i have read many reviews about the 200fsb and some are good while others are bad where the cpu would not go to 200 fsb at all the barton 2500 that is. Mine 2500 barton will go to 200 easy with no voltage changes. Also try and get a rev 2 mobo as they seem the most stable at 200fsb

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    I'm running a Barton at 200FSB with 11X multiplier and it's been solid now for three straight days under occassional stress even. Temps are pretty low with my big heatsink/fan.

    Another big advantage the Barton has over the TB is not only that the L2 cache is bigger but that because of the larger L2 cache the physical size of the die is larger and that means a greater footprint against whatever heatsink you install. Better heat dissipation for a given heatsink. Large copper heatsinks are relatively cheap protection and it seems to me to be worth paying $10-$20 more for a top of the line heatsink to protect your CPU. They also look cool! :geek:

    I had the same decision to make that you did and I recently purchased a 2500 and a 2400 and built two systems side by side on the A7N8X deluxe mobo.....I decided to keep the 2500 for myself and am happy with it. Although I never really tried clocking the 2400.

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