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    Hi,
    I'm planning on buying a new CPU today, and I'm torn on which way to go. I can get either a AMD 2600XP+ 2.13 Ghz or the 2500XP Barton 1.833 GHz.

    I don't want to have to upgrade for a while after this, please help me decide which way to go.

    Also, my current memory is writing at 761 MB/s and reading at 1952 MB/s. I'm also considering some Corsair ddr400 memory. Will the Corsair perform better than that mentioned above, and would I be better off getting 512 or 1 gig, I have 2 games that are very graphically intense.

    Thanks for your help,
    Al

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    It all depends on your motherboard, and ram bus.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    Sorry, I have a ASUS A7N8X Deluxe. I thought my sig included my computer specs, but it didn't so I modified it.

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    Did my sig show up?
    My Computer:
    ASUS P4P800, Pentium 3.0 GHz, 1024 megs PC3200 DDR 400, ATI 9600 Pro Video Card, Samsung 522452 CDRW, Creative 16X DVD.

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    BARTON BARTON BARTON!!!

    with air cooling you can get 2500+ to 3200+ level easily
    -|Soyo Dragon kt400 - XP 1600+ - 1 GB pc2700 - radeon 9700pro- Amstel Light|-

    -|Mystery Mobo - celeron 1.2 - 256 whatver sdram - geforce4mx440 - Coors Light|-

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    The Barton 2500+ is at a good price right now...and i own as well...my buddy has a 2600+...with the extra cache you can work with some applications a lil better...i think there won't be any noticable differnce unlessyou bench mark...go with what is cheaper...MY :2cents:
    - Damien

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    Thanks to everyone who replied. I got the 2600 at great price, so I couldn't pass it up.

    Thanks again,
    Al
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    ASUS P4P800, Pentium 3.0 GHz, 1024 megs PC3200 DDR 400, ATI 9600 Pro Video Card, Samsung 522452 CDRW, Creative 16X DVD.

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    I'd go the XP2600+ myself as the reduced speed of the stock of the Barton CPU's isn't really offset by the larger L2 cache and my XP2600+ is runnin' easily at 2.26GHz with the 7+ on medium speed keepin' it at 37C under full load.

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    I'm getting ready to put this bad boy in. Any special settings??? or anything I need to know? I just don't want any problems.


    Thanks,
    Al
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    ASUS P4P800, Pentium 3.0 GHz, 1024 megs PC3200 DDR 400, ATI 9600 Pro Video Card, Samsung 522452 CDRW, Creative 16X DVD.

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    You better make sure that your current BIOS is prepared for the new processor.

    If your bios was released before the processor was available, then you will need to update your BIOS.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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