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Thread: Is it worth it?




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    I just built my computer and I have a XP2100+ in it with an ASUS A7N8X mobo (nvidia chipset) and I'm debating on returning the 2100+ and paying a lil more for the 2200+ or 2400+(thoroughbred). My reasoning for this is that I've been told the nVidia chipset forces thoroughbreds' multiplier to be unlocked...

    Is it worth the extra 60-90 bucks to have the mult. unlocked? Will i be able to get enough extra OC out of it? Right now I can get my 2100+ to 1860 Stable, maybe 1889 which is about a 2200+ speeds... once i put my new fans in tonight... If I can get 2500+ i think i'm gonna do it.... I just need some input because I already spent over 600 on this and it's goin to take a lot of convincing my other half (wife) to go for it...

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    For the best value and performance go and do a deal on a XP2400+ and then ya can set that multiplier to 12/12.5 and the FSB to 166MHz (so long as ya memory's up to it). :devil win
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    I have 512MB Samsung PC2700 RAM - is that up to it? I also have a heat spreader and fan on it too (an active memory cooling kit thing) so it should be ok right? Also, a HHC-001 is good nuff cooling for an XP2400+ with some overclocking right?

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    You'll be fine so long as the memory is runnin' at the same speed as the CPU's FSB but to get the best from that setup get some Corsair XMS3500 as that will give ya ya best chance at a good fast overclockwith that memory runnin' @ over 200MHz @ insane timings. :devil win
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    well i did it. i went and ordered the XP2400+... i called NewEgg and i'm goin to be returning my current one cause i just got it last week and they're goin to refund me the money and i'm puttin that towards my 2400+. yay. This overclocking stuff is addictive.

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    you will love it
    A7N8X no delx
    AMD 2400xp@2500mhz 200z12.5
    epox EP-8RDA
    AMD 1700xp@2406mhz 200x12
    ATI 9700pro
    2-256 pc 2700 2.5 sucks need $$ for new ram
    WD 80gb SE hard drive 8cach buffer lol it died running maxto 40gb ata 133 now
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    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=5633214

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    Funny.
    Tha man asks whether he should shell out for a better proc.
    Wiggo tells him to shell out for the better proc, then go buy better RAM too.
    hehe


    ... not that i dont recommend XMS3200/3500

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    Maybe I should've just said any PC3200/3500 then? :rolleyes2


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    Its not what you recommended, its that you recommended more than what he wanted to buy...:laugh:

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    I always like to keep buyers as well informed as possible to so that they know what their limits are and how "Future Proof" they can be (maybe that's why there are 5 ppl here that are very upset that I won't be here to build their next planned PC's). ;)
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