Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: will this work




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    63

    Default

    been doing some learning/searching on what kind of board and cpu i want, i don't have lots of money to spend so I'm trying to be conservative.Here is what i kind of chose ,so is this going to work or what would be better?.

    board- a7n8x deluxe nforce2 and athlon xp/duron,socket A ,atx, 3gb ddr-sdram,333mhz fsb 129.00 usd.

    cpu-xp2400+(2.0ghz,384 kb,266mhz,socket A )143.00 usd

    or would a xp2500 ,333mhz be better 196.00usd


    yes this is my first post ,what I'm trying to do is put together a new computer for my 1st time,its been fun learning so far i still have alot to learn,so maybe by asking some questions and doing alot of reading i can get going on this new computer.what i plan on doing with this puter is just about everything,i probably do the on-line thing the most with gaming the second most.also ive been doing alot of reading on this site and i think its a pretty good site that why i finally joined,so thanks for any help

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    4,825

    Default

    I take it you are referring to an Athlon XP 2600+ as the last choice? There is not a 2500+ processor. :)

    As to the components, they will all work fine. Also, by choosing the AMD route, you have left open a large window for some future overclocking. You may find some workable information in this guide since it is designed for AMD based systems. It was created for the Palamino processors, but will still give useful knowledge for the T-Bred chips as well.
    Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill
    My Toys

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Entry level Bartons are rated at XP2500+. ;)


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    4,825

    Default

    For under US$200? Sounds interesting. Have there been any articles about how well they overclock?
    Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill
    My Toys

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Not that I've found yet but it will be interestin' to find out though. :D
    <center>:cheers:</center>

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    63

    Default

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Darthtanion
    [B]I take it you are referring to an Athlon XP 2600+ as the last choice? There is not a 2500+ processor. :)

    sorry,this is what i was talking about "Athlon XP 2500 (1.86GHz, 512KB, 333MHz, Socket A)" 196.00us

    what do you mean by saying [There is not a 2500+ processor]

    also i need to give it some ram ,probably 512mg of ram for starters,so what would work good with this setup.

    what does Bartons mean when referring to entry level.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    "Barton" is the 512KB L2 cached AthlonXP that has just been released but there's a lot of speculation around about how well the XP2500+ version (lowest speed available in this core) will overclock. :devil win
    <center>:cheers:</center>

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    63

    Default

    thanks Wiggo for clearing that up,when i here different words like that i start to get confused,learning can be confusing for me so please hang in there for me,your teaching a old dog new tricks !

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    N/p as I'm waitin' for the price cuts to be reflected here so I can grab a CPU for the rest of the hardware here waitin' for it but if those XP2500+'s get here at the same time I'll see how well one goes in a nForce2 mobo (8RDA+) with Corsair XMS3500 memory. :devil win
    <center>:cheers:</center>

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    8

    Default

    Ijust bought one, and tried putting it in a Asus a7v8x mobo. I had to flash the bios to even boot up, but once running ran into via issues. (Had several via mobos with AGP issues) The processor defaults at 1.83 ghz, and I overclocked it all the way up to 2.18 ghz stable. At 2.2 it got a little sketchy, but Im running it right now at 2.0 flat. The Nforce board will run it without the agp lockups i bet. Good luck

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •