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Thread: Need Help choosing new AMD




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    HI, I'm new to the forums, but hey I was wondering what tbred-b processor for a relatively stable price should I look into? I know the 1700 and 2100 have excellent ocing ability but I have a 2000 right now, yet its a palomino-a, not very overclockable. What higher than 2100 AMD's are there that I should think about getting? Also, I dont wish to spend 300 dollars for a 3 ghz lol. Thanks -Kevin

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    The XP2600+ is the best price/performance value atm but can ya mobo take it?. :?:

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    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Well, that 2600 is a tbred- socket a, so doesnt that mean its not as overclockable as a socket b? I have a Asus A7N8X Deluxe.

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    :rofl:

    All XP2600+'s are Thoroughbred B cores plus all AthlonXP's are Socket A CPU's just as your motherboard is also.

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    hey but so since I have a socket A motherboard, does that mean I can not use the AMD 2600+? Is a socket B motherboard better than a socket A? what are some examples of socket b mobos? Thanks again

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    : omg:

    Ya jokin' right? :?:

    I certainly hope ya are anyway. :rolleyes2

    But in case ya not you can use any Socket A Athlon presently sold or older in that particular mobo.

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    socket A is what the CPU fits into on your mobo. there is no such thing as a socket B. T-bred B is the core of the CPU. Like Barton, Palamino, .... All of these are Socket A processors. All AMD Athlon CPUs are socket A for the moment. If it says Throughbred, then it is a T-bred B.

    I have that Mobo, any AMD Athlon CPU will work in it.
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    mccallbros: What ever you have in your computer, just leave it alone and the phillips screwdriver as well, as putting the screwdriver to your case screws woud be like checking your gas tank with a lighted match to see if there is any gas..... not good. ROFLMAO I've heard stories about those Socket B motherboards... and anyone who has one better hang on to them as they have become quite rare!

    Seriously, don't mess with anything inside your computer. :( There are delicate things in there that don't hold well to static electricity or lack of knowledge.
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    I saw that link at newegg for a 2600 for 148.. but.. you can get a BARTON with 333 FSB and the 512 MB L2 cache for 128.00 at newegg right now.. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...alue=4159,4575

    I would think that would be real decent bang for the buck, since I can up my 2500 barton all the way up to 3000+ at 2,162.85 MHz without breaking a sweat. I've seen higher too.
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    Abit KV8-MAX3
    AMD 64 Clawhammer 3200+

    Kingston Hyper X 1GB DDR CAS 2 set agressively!
    Custom fan cooler for CPU
    USB 2.0 all onboard no card
    GeForce4 MX440 AGP 64MB DDR Video Card
    10/100 NIC 3Com onboard
    Leadtek TV 2000 XP video input card PCI
    160 GB ATA 133 Maxtor HD 8MB buffer
    350 W Enermax PS
    Toshiba DVD ROM drive
    Yamaha CD Burner
    Pioneer DVR-105 DVD Burner
    Logitec optical mouse on adapter
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