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Thread: Amd Xp 3200 barton core




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    Default Amd Xp 3200 barton core

    is it worth upgrading for 200 bucks to this processor i have a xp 2600 thouroughbred now overclocked getting 2.08 ghtz, this processor comes out of the box as 2.2 ghz is it worth it i heard you can't really overclock it that well... can somebody tell me before i drop 200 bucks on this.

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    Default Re: Amd Xp 3200 barton core

    My Barton cored 2400+ Mobile does that overclocked on air... compare prices and you make the call.
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    Default Re: Amd Xp 3200 barton core

    A 2400 Mobile with Arctic SIlver 5 and a decent cooler will set you back well under $150 and should be able to hit 2.3-2.8GHz.

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    Shouldn't even set you back that much as the 2400+ Mobile (45-watt version) is only going in at $78. The 35-watt variety goes a little higher at $84. You can pick up a solid cooler (if you don't already have one) for about $30 and AS5 will cost you add a few more bucks to the total.
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    Default Re: Amd Xp 3200 barton core

    That's why I said well under. ;) Anywhere from $100 - $130 is about right. But yeah, one of those 1.35V Mobiles with a $30+ HSF (a Volcano 12 ought to be good) and AS5 for about $10 can still be a very fast system.

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    Default Re: Amd Xp 3200 barton core

    You already have a 2600+ so if you have a retail heatsink why not just replace it with at least a half decent copper heatsink and then overclock it up to or beyond 3200+ speeds (so long as you have a reasonably decent mainboard and good case airflow)?

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    Default Re: Amd Xp 3200 barton core

    He has the T-Bred core... wasn't there a stopping point for most overclocks on this processor that was a good deal lower than the Barton core? With the Barton you could almost always begin your OC by simply moving to a 200MHz FSB, but if I recall there were a lot of T-Bred processors that failed at this level of speed.

    It has been a while since I've played with the T-Bred so correct me if I'm off base here.
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    Default Re: Amd Xp 3200 barton core

    yea I recently actually just had my computer crash i put a post up on the overclocking forum, i had it at 200 mhtz and it totally crashed i had to take the battery off the motherboard for 15 min and let it reset itself. If i bought that processor that you were talking about i would have to buy the volcano or could i use the old heatsink from the processor i have now... is that mobile one better than the barton core 3200? i bought the t-bred because i thought u could really overclock that and it was cheaper than the barton..

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    Default Re: Amd Xp 3200 barton core

    i wanted one of those amd 64 but i have a socket a mobo and i guess they don't make them for socket a.... also why is amd such a close competor to intel i have an amd and love it but intel has 800 fsb mine can't even get 200!

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    Default Re: Amd Xp 3200 barton core

    FSB isn't everything, its that simple. Try this wonderful thing called GOOGLE

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