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Thread: XP and overclocking/conclusion ?




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    Okay I have been checking around to purchase a new processor to replace my XP1700(palomino) to get better results for overclocking. I have not unlocked it yet, but doing some reading it appears that I would be better off buying an XP1800 - 2000 with the thoroughbred core and stay away from the 2100 or 2200 as they don't appear to overclock very well. The main reason I was looking at these to replace my palomino core was that they appear to unlock with less work only have to connect the last L3 bridge.

    Am I coming to a correct conclusion? Oh the unlock question I'm having a hell of time finding conductive paint or something of that nature locally( I hate paying shipping and handling that is equal to price of the item), but I did find some PCB repair paint/glue that is a lead based I believe that lead is conductive, but I not sure how well that would work. Has any one tried anything like that.

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    I havn't seen a Thoroughbred core here below XP2000+ yet (but that don't mean that they don't exist) plus it's only the Thoroughbred A cores that are lousey as the Thoroughbred B cores (mainly XP2400+ and above) are much better in the overclockin' stakes. :devil win
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    well i have seen the 1700 and 1800xp in tb b here is a link to see http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...&threadid=7894
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    I did look at the 2400+, but I don't wanna pay 200+ for them. I do like them though I may wait until this summer a get on as they go down in price. I do have one question about them I have a epox 8k52a2 board and it will support the 333 FSB, but to set that I have to put the processor at 133(of course) and then tell the bios to +33 it. Does that not then over clock my other components. Or am thinking the wrong way and the processor accieves 333 on its own in a similair manner that it goes from 133 to 266?

    Here is what is inside

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    radeon 9000 pro
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    Sorry I was thinking about the 2600+ at 333.

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    well a cheaper way then byeing the 2600xp is to get the 2400xp and in the bios set the fsb to 166 and multiplyer to 13,5 will boot up as a 2600xp 333 fsb
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    I did see were you guys had a 2400+ at 166 FSB with air cooling and no problems. I agree and that will probably be the way I go to replace my 1700+

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    i messed up its 166x12.5 for 2600xp
    166x13.5 i get 2800xp
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    WD 80gb SE hard drive 8cach buffer lol it died running maxto 40gb ata 133 now
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    you can set the XP2400+ to have a 166FSB? What do you have yours set to to get your 2490 (like in your sig)? is it 166x15? And what kind of heat does that throw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STILLLIFE
    well i have seen the 1700 and 1800xp in tb b here is a link to see http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...&threadid=7894
    I gone one of those 1800s :)
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