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    Default XP 2600+ to 3200+ barton

    Hi all, excuse the simplistic nature of the question, but I need to know if i can take out the 2600+ and slot in the 3200+ with little adjustment? I have an epox 8RDA3+ MB [NF2 Ultra 400] and 2 x 512 ram @ 400.
    Do i need to go in CMOS and adjust or will it auto recognise the chip and adjust to everything?? ie multiplyier.
    Ta - Some nerds have sent the scares into me saying I need to format etc etc
    apparantly there are some dodgy ones out there so took a pic, I have no idea what i'm looking for/against.
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    Default Re: XP 2600+ to 3200+ barton

    Should work just fine. The 3200+ processor you refer to runs a Barton core and should have no issues at all with the chipset used in your motherboard. I'll let the graphic below tell you a bit more about the CPU, though.

    As for reformatting the system, this will be unlikely for replacing a processor only. You should always do this when replacing the mainboard, but processors only make changes in the CMOS so the system can adjust multiplier and FSB settings. Windows doesn't care what the processor is as long as it knows how to utilize its speed, which comes from the system itself. And yes, your motherboard should automatically pick up the new processor and adjust the settings accordingly, but you'll be able to tell for sure when it boots the first time. If it doesn't, it is a simple matter to go into the CMOS and make the correct adjustments by hand.
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    Default Re: XP 2600+ to 3200+ barton

    hey are the amd athlon xp 3200+ really good

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    Default Re: XP 2600+ to 3200+ barton

    With that mainboard just put the CPU and everything should just work unless you've done custom CPU settings in the BIOS plus whoever told you that you have to reformat tell them that they know nothing (the mainboard has to be replaced for that).

    zaqwsx, no they're not as they're old technology so if you want a new CPU with plenty of mussle then go for an A64 or A64 X2.

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    Default Re: XP 2600+ to 3200+ barton

    well i bought this procceser because of my motherboard but know i regret it
    any way my comp plays every game on high like
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    quake 4 high
    battle field 2 high
    need for speed mw high with anialasing and atitrophic filtering 16x
    call of duty 2 high but direct x7

    also why are the amd 64 better i know the 64bit part but games dont support 64bit right know
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    Default Re: XP 2600+ to 3200+ barton

    They do support 64-bit but who would want to run that atm?

    They produce stellar performance in 32-bit app's as well (the 64-bit is an added future bonus) and why do you think that gamers are buying them now and not something else?

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