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Old 01-21-2004, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AMD 2800 XP Vs. 3200 XP

IS there much of a difference between the AMD athlon XP 3200 and the 2800.

I'd rather get the 2800 since it's a lot cheaper......but will it still run pretty fast?



also...what does it do if you have an 8MB buffer hard drive?
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Old 01-21-2004, 02:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Shoot. Just get the 2500+ for $90 and you can easily over clock that boy to 2800. And for that matter, you can get it up to 3200 without really breaking a sweat too.
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yup, mines running harder than a 3200...
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i dont know how to overclock....how do you
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Old 01-21-2004, 02:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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and also...what's better....
an ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB DDR
ATI Radeon 9600 XT 256 DDR
or a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 - SE 128 DDR
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Old 01-21-2004, 02:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's very easy to learn. Just look around in google searches. There are two very easy ways for the 2500+. First you can set the multiplier a little higher. Mine allows me to go up to 12.5x. If you leave the FSB (RAM) alone and set at 166mhz, XP will recognize as a 2800+

The second thing you can do is what I did. You leave the multiplier alone, (stock is 11x) and push the FSB forward to 200mhz. You need to have PC3200 or higher to do this effectively. When I loaded up at 200fsb x 11x multiplier, XP recognized this set up as a 3200+. It's running at 2.2Ghz.

To do this configurations, go into your BIOS and look under the Chipset options.

*note - if you do this and the computer is not running stable, try increasing the voltage to the CPU and/or RAM.

Hope this helps.

P.S. I'd go with the 9600XT 128. It's a beast. You really can't tell the difference between 128 and 256. Maybe unless you're playing Doom 3 with the rates maxed out. But if you're going for a 256 card, you might as well just get the 9800XT or the 5950 Ultra.
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my 2500+ is running at 13x 167mhz equals 2.2ghz however windows recognizes it as a 2500+ but it says runs at 2.2ghz.

im happy since i paid 135CDN for it 3 months ago Multi UNLOCKED haha
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yes only 5 more posts until i have 100
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Old 01-22-2004, 01:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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2.2Ghz is correct, AMD has good arcitecture. thats why they use the naming convention xp3200 instead of 2.2Ghz. your xp2500 was not multiplier unlocked. and congrats i see you have reached 100
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will overclocking it that much make it overheat easy?
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